M.Sc. On Campus

Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception

University of Dundee

12 months
32365 GBP/year
20840 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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In the MSc Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception from University of Dundee you will develop knowledge and skills across clinical, laboratory and research within the field of clinical embryology, andrology, and assisted conception.


This MSc Human Clinical Embryology and Assisted Conception from University of Dundee provides a robust and wide-ranging education in human clinical embryology, andrology, and ART, from clinical, research, and laboratory perspectives. The emphasis of the course is on humans, and offers, for example, practical experience in handling and preparing sperm. Throughout the course, you'll develop high-level laboratory skills, including learning how to use equipment relating to sperm and egg retrieval and, subsequently, assisted conception.

Teaching will take place on-site at a working university hospital, Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, Scotland, and you will have the opportunity to attend National Health Service (NHS) clinics and follow patient journeys, from initial consultations through the entire ART process. This will give you a strong understanding of clinical procedure alongside the scientific process, and how what happens in the laboratory can affect patient experience.

You'll be taught by a mix of experienced embryologists, andrologists, scientists, and clinicians, and this will give you the well-rounded knowledge and skills to enter a career in ART, either in a clinical or research setting.


You'll be taught through a mix of:

  • lectures
  • tutorials
  • practical lab classes
  • teaching in the Assisted Conception Unit at Ninewells Hospital
  • journal clubs
  • group work
  • self-directed learning

The course consists of six taught modules and a research project which will be carried out either in the laboratory or NHS clinic.


Due to the increased global demand for infertility treatment, there is growing need for high quality laboratory and clinical staff in this area.

Following successful completion of this course, students could apply for a training position in ART, for example in embryology and/or andrology. Alternatively, the course would prepare graduates 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

Modules 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


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class
First Class (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • First or upper second class degrees and MBChB (or equivalent) will be considered for entry to the course. 
  • Previous study includes (but is not restricted to) biological, biochemical, medical, biomedical, physical and chemical sciences as well as psychology. Lower class honours or lower second class degrees will be considered under exceptional circumstances. 
  • First or upper second class undergraduate nursing degrees for example BN, BM (or equivalent) would also be encouraged to apply.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    32365 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 32365 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    20840 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20840 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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