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Reproductive Sciences

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
31100 GBP/year
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This MSc by Research programme in Reproductive Sciences at The University of Edinburgh is intended for high-calibre students with biological science, medical or veterinary backgrounds.


This one-year, full-time MSc by Research programme in Reproductive Sciences at The University of Edinburgh aims to introduce you to modern, up-to-date molecular and cellular biological research in the field of:

  • reproductive sciences
  • reproductive health
  • reproductive medicine

You will study in a stimulating, challenging and vibrant research atmosphere, at the interface between basic science and clinical patient care.

Career opportunities

This programme is the ideal route for those wishing to embark on a PhD, or explore a PhD as a career option, or in a technical laboratory role, in the field of reproductive sciences and health, or spanning the biosciences, clinical and veterinary fields.

The broad range of skills gained is also readily transferable into careers at the clinical-laboratory interface and in the broader biosciences industry opportunities.

This programme does not amount to specific training to become a clinical embryologist.

Programme Structure

Research topics and themes

The main components of the programme are two 20-week research projects, performed on a very wide range of research fields within the reproductive sciences.

Topics that can be offered include using a wide range of models and in human, studying a number of important problems associated with human reproductive health and disease in:

  • testis
  • ovary
  • the uterus during the menstrual cycle and throughout pregnancy and labour
  • the fetus and neonate
  • fetal programming resulting in increased risk of chronic disease in adulthood

The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health has arranged its research under four themes:

  • Reproductive resilience, proliferation, differentiation, repair
  • Reproductive system cancers: aetiology, pathogenesis and therapy
  • Optimising lifelong health through pregnancy and perinatal interventions
  • Immune-endocrine interactions in reproductive health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant biological, medicine or veterinary medicine discipline.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  •  Home fees have still to be agreed

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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