MSc Reproduction and Development

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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Awards available MSc , PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate), PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)
Programme length One year full-time;
two years part-time
Part-time study available Yes
Students will be expected to attend Bristol-based Teaching workshops twice a year, in mid-September-October and Feb-March, for a period of no more than two-and-a-half weeks per workshop for the duration of the programme.
Start date September 2021

Programme overview

This innovative distance-learning programme provides a comprehensive theoretical foundation in the areas of human reproduction and development. The programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of postgraduate students, including scientists, nurses and clinicians.

You will study the physiological basis of gamete formation, fertilisation, implantation and pregnancy, and their endocrine control as well as the clinical management of infertility, assisted conception technologies and the diagnosis and management of common fetal abnormalities.

Residential workshops will be held in Bristol, comprising lectures and seminars, as well as case-based group work, practical sessions and assessments. Each distance-learning unit comprises online tutorials and lectures, which are assessed by essays and online questions.

Fees for 2021/22

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:

UK: full-time (MSc)
£9,000
UK: part-time (two years) (MSc)
£4,500
Overseas (including EU): full-time (MSc)
£21,800
Channel Islands/IoM: full-time (MSc)
£19,000
UK: full-time (PG Dip)
£7,200
Overseas (including EU): full-time (PG Dip)
£17,440
Channel Islands/IoM: full-time (PG Dip)
£8,700
UK: full-time (PG Cert)
£3,600
Overseas (including EU): full-time (PG Cert)
£8,720
Channel Islands/IoM: full-time (PG Cert)
£4,350

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2021/22

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

The are six mandatory taught units and a research project. Students will complete a dissertation, a poster presentation and an oral examination on this project.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our:

Entry requirements

An upper second-class (or, exceptionally, a lower second class) honours degree (or international equivalent) in medicine, a biological or related science, nursing or midwifery.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

Students on the programme come from a variety of countries and backgrounds; all have an interest in reproduction, infertility and development or wish to pursue careers in these areas.

The vast majority of our clinical students on the master's degree follow the programme for training purposes - for progression and promotion in their chosen discipline, or as a foundation qualification allowing them to specialise in IVF and infertility or obstetrics and gynaecology. Our clinical graduates use their knowledge and skills to gain research skills to aid publication, develop their medical practices and enhance their expertise in reproductive medicine.

Most of our scientific graduates go on to work in a clinical or diagnostic setting, training as Clinical Embryologists or Andrologists, through the NHS Scientific Training Programme, or working in medical laboratories. Our science graduates have also used this master's degree as a springboard to non-clinical or clinical research, going on to pursue PhD studentships. 

How to apply
Application deadline:

31 July 2021 for International applicants. 19 Aug 2021 for UK and EU applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline. As students from different regions tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some regions may close earlier in the year.

Coronavirus update

The latest advice on term start dates and teaching can be found on our prospective students information pages.

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Get in touch

Contact details

Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 428 2754 Email: red-msc@bristol.ac.uk

Dr Gemma Ford Programme Director Phone: +44 (0) 117 331 3151 Email: repromed-admin@bristol.ac.uk

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REF 2014 results

  • Clinical Medicine:
  • 31% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 48% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 20% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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