MSc Reproductive and Developmental Medicine

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This one year MSc postgraduate course combines the clinical and research strengths within the Academic Unit of Reproductive and Developmental Medicine with contributions from other science departments at the University and the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.


For further information about the course please contact us at:

or contact the Programme Lead Dr Mark Fenwick:

+44 114 2159664

Be taught by leading scientists, clinicians and embryologists

In the first semester students study a range of modules taught by leading scientists, clinicians, embryologists and other specialists allied to reproductive medicine. From the outset the fundamental elements of reproduction are introduced with an emphasis on the science that underpins fertility treatment. Teaching is delivered through lectures, seminars, laboratory practicals, small group discussions and one-to-one supervision. Students are also given the opportunity to visit Jessop Fertility assisted conception unit, and learn about the various techniques such as in vitro fertilisation (IVF), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and embryo transfer (ET). During the second semester students undertake a laboratory-based research project where they develop scientific skills and a depth of knowledge in a chosen topic.

Meet the staff.




Your career in Reproductive & Developmental Medicine

Our MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Medicine opens a range of new opportunities for our graduates. In particular, students often consider the following:

  • Entering a PhD (or MD) programme in reproductive science.
  • Embarking on a clinical laboratory training programme.
  • Specialising in assisted reproductive technologies (ART), embryology or andrology. Remember that our course does not provide training in clinical embryology techniques such as IVF and ICSI. These require specialist courses elsewhere.
  • Sub-specialising in reproductive medicine for doctors, lawyers and ethical advisors.
  • Enrolling in a medical or teacher training programme.

The Careers Service of the University will be pleased to help you with further advice.

Meet our graduates.