MSc Reproduction and Development

This innovative distance-learning programme delivers a comprehensive study of human reproduction, pregnancy and fetal development, alongside essential skills training in laboratory research and scientific method.

This programme combines online distance-learning with two intensive face-to-face workshops in Bristol per year. Workshops incorporate lectures, research seminars and an overview of the laboratory methodologies and clinical practices associated with this exciting specialism.

Inspiring careers

Our students are clinicians, scientists and researchers embarking on a range of careers in reproductive medicine and fetal development.

Clinicians use the programme either as an initial qualification or to develop further within this field. Scientists can use it as a springboard into non-clinical research, or clinical and diagnostic positions such as clinical embryologist.

The programme also equips international students well for a range of challenging settings in reproductive medicine around the globe.

Programme structure

The programme is structured around six taught units and a research project.

Did you know?

  • You can study this programme full-time or part-time.
  • Our students spend a minimum of eight weeks in Bristol via two workshops per year.
  • 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.

The fact that this programme is delivered mainly on a distance-learning basis meant that I was able to continue my full-time role as a doctor back home in India.

Tanya Rohatgi, MSc Reproduction and Development

This programme provides a comprehensive overview of the journey of an infertile couple from diagnosis and investigation all the way to tertiary level assisted conception treatment such as IVF and ICSI.

Mrs Uma Gordon, Consultant Gynaecologist and Subspecialist in Reproductive Medicine & Surgery and Consultant Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol


For general queries please contact:

Dr Gemma Ford, Programme Director

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