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Clinical Embryology

University of Leeds

24 months
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The Clinical Embryology course at University of Leeds is an internationally recognised qualification that provides academic and professional development for clinical scientists and clinicians working in the field. 


It is delivered by distance learning and by short workshops in Leeds, allowing you to remain in full-time employment. Our academic staff have 20 years of experience in assisting distance learning students achieve their goal to obtain their MSc qualification.


This Clinical Embryology course at University of Leeds allows students to gain a wide breadth of knowledge that will give them confidence in their subject and skills that can be transferred to the workplace.

Enhancing mobility and success in the workplace are ingrained in the course. The course intake comprises of embryologists, clinicians, reproductive technicians and reproductive scientists, typically working full time. We aim to uphold the academic excellence and integrity that has made the University of Leeds postgraduate programmes in clinical embryology so highly respected in the field.

The enhancement of academic understanding of clinical embryology gained through the course provides good prospects for promotion, mobility in the workplace and for application to other positions. This has allowed many former students to move on to more senior positions, including several laboratory directors. Some former students are now directing policy in the field of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology). Other students have gone on to open their own ART clinics and many have become research active. Students also get the opportunity to network with an international group of ART practitioners, which is important for exchanging ideas on clinical practice and for career networking.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Fundamentals of Clinical Embryology
  • IVF and Embryo Culture
  • Micromanipulation
  • Cryobiology and Cryopreservation
  • Ethics and Law for Embryologists
  • Research Project in Clinical Embryology

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 time for study.
  • You must also have access to email and the internet.

Tuition Fee



Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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