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Clinical Embryology MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas


Course type


Course Summary

This one year, residential, taught MSc aims to provide graduate students, scientists and clinicians with highly advanced theoretical and practical understanding of human reproductive biology, embryology, and infertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART) along with intensive hands-on practical training in essential laboratory skills and the sophisticated gamete micromanipulation techniques associated with ART. The department's intention is to inspire, motivate and train a network of future leaders in clinical embryology throughout the world. A variety of teaching methods are used to enhance and optimise student learning: class lectures, group tutorials, laboratory practical classes, self-directed learning, problem based learning and in-house demonstrations by visiting companies. You will also attend lectures given by visiting scientists who are world experts in their field. You will be assessed by a multiple choice qualifying examination (Michaelmas Term), extended essay (Hilary Term), written examination and dissertation viva voce (Trinity Term). Graduates go on to pursue careers in clinical embryology, and further research activities in reproductive, biological and biomedical science, assisted reproduction, clinical academic work and industry.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Fundamental Reproductive Science
Laboratory Methods/practical Skills
Applied and Clinical Aspects

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants are normally expected to be predicted or have achieved a first-class or strong upper second-class undergraduate degree with honours (or equivalent international qualifications), as a minimum, in a subject related to biology, biomedical science or a medical degree. For applicants with a degree from the USA, the minimum GPA sought is 3.5 out of 4.0. However, entrance is very competitive and most successful applicants have a first-class degree, a GPA of 3.7 or the equivalent.