2019 start
MSc

Reproductive and Developmental Medicine

The Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

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Course description

Lead academic: Dr Mark Fenwick

The course provides training in reproductive and developmental medicine for scientists, clinicians and others, for instance ethical advisers or lawyers looking to specialise. It’s a good platform for a research career or a career in clinical laboratory training for IVF or embryology.

Through the taught modules you’ll develop a solid understanding of reproductive science relevant to clinical applications. We cover the breadth of processes from gonadal development and production of gametes through to pregnancy and parturition. Each module is taught by leading scientists and clinicians in that field.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the ethical issues and international laws regulating reproductive medicine. Finally, you’ll undertake a research project to develop a depth of knowledge in a specialist topic.

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Modules

Core modules

  • Research Skills in Reproductive Medicine
  • Gonads to Gametes: Fundamentals of Reproduction
  • Fertilisation, Implantation and Embryology
  • Fetal Development, Pregnancy and Parturition
  • Reproductive Medicine and Assisted Conception
  • Law, Ethics and Policy in Reproductive Medicine.

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 in a life science subject – biochemistry, biology, genetics, molecular biology – veterinary science or medicine.

Medical students can intercalate after completion of three years of their medical degree.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in listening and 6.0 in other components.

Entry requirements for international students

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

Dr Mark Fenwick

om-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 215 9664

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.