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The Clinical Embryology (Distance Learning) 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. 


By studying with our leading experts, you’ll have the chance to significantly enhance your subject understanding. We’re also committed to fostering a sense of community for those on our course during your visits to campus. This is a great chance to connect with other practitioners from around the world and to build an international network of other professionals. Our academic staff have 20 years of experience in assisting distance learning students achieve their goal to obtain their MSc qualification.

Course highlights

The course will:

  • Give you a high standard of education in clinical embryology.
  • Provide an enhanced academic and professional development for clinical scientists and clinicians working in the field.
  • Offer a recognised qualification which will contribute to uniformity of knowledge in the theory and practice of clinical embryology.

Career opportunities

This The Clinical Embryology (Distance Learning) 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.

Students have also gone on to do post graduate research degrees (such as a PhD within our International PhD Academy in Cardiovascular and Metabolic Disease).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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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 free time for study.
  • You must also have access to email and the internet, as well as to a medical library or online journals.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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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