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Reproductive and Developmental Biology PGCert

Reproductive and Developmental Biology PGCert

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

4 months

Start date

02-OCT-21

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Gynecology Biology (General)

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course enabled scientists and clinicians to specialise in reproductive and developmental biology. You will gain detailed theoretical knowledge of reproductive and developmental biology while gaining experience of academic and transferable skills, as well as practical skills within a vibrant research environment. You will focus on the basic sciences and their application to selected clinical aspects of the subject. You will gain a valuable qualification and sound training for a further career in scientific research or in assisted reproduction. Whether you are from a scientific or clinical background, you will be provided with an in-depth knowledge of molecular and cellular aspects of reproduction and development.

As a PG Certificate student, you take the core module 'Gonads to gametes'. Then you choose one additional module on either 'Eggs to embryos' or 'Bumps to babies'.

This course is designed to improve your theoretical knowledge of reproductive and developmental biology while gaining practical skills within a vibrant research environment.

The MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Biology is intended for those with a scientific, medical or veterinary background. It is planned to help you reach the next stage of your career – be that PhD posts, entry to medical school, clinical speciality training or in assisted reproduction (IVF). With both a full-time MSc and a PG Cert on offer, you can choose the pathway most suited to you, and use the specific scientific skills and the transferable skills we give you to take the next step.

Modules

This module explores the origins, development and function of the germ cells (eggs and sperm) and the gonads (ovary and testis), with a particular focus on how local (paracrine) and systemic (endocrine) signalling pathways regulate these important developmental processes from fetal life through to adulthood. How disruption of these pathways can contribute to impairment of gametogenesis and gonadal function is also explored. This module also introduces students to a range of transferable skills important for careers within and beyond science, including literature searching, data collation and analysis, and dissemination of information through report writing, poster and oral scientific presentations.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)

£6,300

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (overall cost)

£18,350

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum requirement of 2.1 degree in a biological sciences, biomedical sciences, medical or veterinary degree (MBBS medical degree or DVS veterinary degree).