Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception

University of Dundee

12 months
28455 GBP/year
18900 GBP/year
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MSc Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception from University of Dundee is an established taught Masters course which provides a robust and wide ranging education in human clinical embryology and ART, while helping you to develop high level laboratory skills in various aspects of reproductive medicine.

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The emphasis of the Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception from University of Dundee is on humans, and offers practical experience in handling and preparing sperm.

The University of Dundee has excellent clinical links and a close working relationship with the NHS, so you will benefit from a scientifically rigorous programme with teaching drawn from experienced embryologists, scientists and clinicians.

The blend of scientific practical skills and the integration with an NHS facility will give you first-hand experience and exposure to the workings of an IVF clinic, and will provide an excellent base to enter a career in ART, either in a clinical or research setting.

How you will be taught

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Practical lab classes
  • Group work
  • Self-directed learning


Due to the increased demand for infertility treatment, there has been a substantial growth in the demand for high quality laboratory and clinical staff in this area.

Approximately 1 in 7 couples have fertility issues, with IVF accounting for approximately 2% of all births in the UK, and up to 6% in some EU countries.

Following successful completion of the MSc, students could apply for a training position in ART for example in embryology and/or andrology. Alternatively, the course would provide ideal preparation for undertaking a PhD or applying for a research position. Clinically qualified graduates would gain valuable skills to enable them to specialise in reproductive medicine and assume responsibility within an ART clinic.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Statistics
  • Fundamental Science in Assisted Reproductive Techniques
  • Basic Laboratory Skills
  • Running a Successful ART Laboratory and Clinical Service
  • Clinical Issues and Controversies in ART
  • Advanced Laboratory Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

1st or upper second class hours degree (lower class honours degrees will be considered under exceptional circumstances ) in the field of biological, biochemical or biomedical sciences. Doctors will also be accepted with an MBChB (or equivalent).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28455 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28455 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    18900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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