The course gives you a high standard of education in clinical embryology and provides enhanced academic and professional development for clinical scientists and clinicians working in the field.
Our web-based MSc course in clinical embryology was established in 2000. Since then over 300 students, from around 40 countries, have attended. The course was developed by the Division of Reproduction and Early Development in association with Leeds Fertility at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
The programme leader is Dr John Huntriss. Course lecturers include staff from the University of Leeds, Bourn Hall Clinic in Cambridge, Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine, University College London and the University of Sheffield.
You can also study this subject at Postgraduate Diploma level (distance learning).
Building on your existing knowledge and experience, the course offers advanced learning and establishes good practice in clinical embryology and the field of assisted reproductive technologies.
Through a series of compulsory modules you’ll develop your knowledge of both the theory and practice of clinical embryology.
For your research project, you’ll write a persuasive research proposal in a subject area relevant to clinical embryology. The subject is chosen by you and comprises an original area of investigation.
This research module aims to give you useful experience of hypothesis-driven research, including:
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You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in a biological or related science or equivalent qualification.
We will also consider applicants with appropriate or accredited experience within an embryological laboratory.
You should be employed in a laboratory practising clinical embryology and with an employer who supports you in allowing free time for study.
You must also have access to email and the internet, as well as to a medical library or online journals.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine Admissions Team.
IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications. International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.
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