MSc Reproductive and Developmental Medicine

Department of Oncology and Metabolism, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Enhance your career with a masters in a specialist field. Our courses are backed by world-class interdisciplinary research.

I chose the University of Sheffield because of the proven track record in medical research. Some of the teachers are people whose work I have read about in science journals. It is fascinating to be taught by the experts in the field.

Gbadebo Adeleke, Postgraduate student in the School of Medicine

About the course

Course description 2017

Lead academic 2016: 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.

Adnan Faizullabhoy, Department of Neuroscience

Core modules

  • Research Skills in Reproductive Medicine
  • Gonads to Gametes: fundamentals of reproduction
  • Fertilisation, Implantation and Embryology
  • Fetal Development, Pregnancy and Parturition
  • Reproductive Technology and Infertility
  • Law, Ethics and Policy in Reproductive Medicine

Course 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.

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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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact us:

Dr Mark Fenwick
T: 0114 226 8277

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