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MSc Advanced Fertility Practice

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Biology Gynecology

Course type


Course Summary

Combining, taught sessions, online learning and clinical practice, this Masters degree bridges the theory of fertility and assisted conception with practice related to the assessment, investigation and treatment of the infertile/sub-fertile couple. The programme is designed to ensure you will be able to plan and implement a treatment pathway for infertile couples, whilst providing opportunities to focus on areas such as ultrasound scanning for reproductive medicine, embryo transfer, oocyte retrieval and clinical andrology. There are practice competencies to achieve that will allow you to develop and enhance your clinical skills, underpinned by exploration of the evidence base that supports fertility practice. The overall aim is to ensure that, on completion of the programme, you will meet and exceed the standards of an advanced practitioner in fertility and assisted conception.

How will I be assessed?

There are a range of practice competencies to be met in clinical practice. Case studies, reflections and presentations will also be assessed to allow you to demonstrate your engagement with the evidence base that supports practice and the application of best practice guidance to your clinical work.

What are my career prospects?

This programme will develop and enhance your skills and knowledge in reproductive medicine and is designed to provide a strong foundation to progress your career within this discipline.

Different course options

Part time | Edge Hill University | 5 years | SEP-20

Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date



This module focuses on the application of physiology, pharmacology and pathology into the clinical environment in support of the reproductive medicine unit. You will acquire an advanced understanding of the management of the infertile couple from presentation at secondary level to basic invitro-fertilisation and intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection techniques. You will learn how to interpret clinical investigative information and to construct a management plan for the infertile couple.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The normal minimum requirement is a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a health or social care related subject. You must be employed within a clinical environment in the UK that delivers reproductive medicine. You should also be registered as a professional with a regulatory body based in health care, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council. A clinical mentor must be identified within this environment to support learning.

University information

Edge Hill University’s award-winning 160-acre campus is located close to the North West Town of Ormskirk, near to Liverpool and Manchester. The University has been a provider of higher education for over 130 years, originally starting life as a teacher training college. Edge Hill’s aim is to create opportunity from knowledge, an ethos which the institution has achieved, as recognised by a range of awards and high-rankings for its outstanding...more

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