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
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes
Students will be expected to attend online and Bristol-based teaching workshops for a period of no more than two and a half weeks per workshop for the duration of the programme.
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

This innovative blended-learning programme will provide you with a comprehensive understanding and set of skills relevant to the exciting and important field of human reproduction and development.

You will study fundamental systems, principles and processes, including the physiological basis and endocrine regulation of gamete formation, fertilisation, implantation and pregnancy.

From practicing clinical experts, you will learn about the symptoms, causes, and mechanisms of reproductive disease and dysfunction, as well as the clinical management of infertility, assisted conception, pregnancy complications and endocrine disorders. You will also develop your own research skills and be encouraged to think critically about the historical, social, political and legal context of current issues relevant to this exciting, fast-moving field.

Our interdisciplinary programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of postgraduate students. Our full-time and part-time study options allow students to work flexibly and balance their studies with other responsibilities.

A unique aspect of our programme is the combination of face-to-face teaching with web-based technology to support distance learning. Intensive teaching workshops are held online and in Bristol each year, delivered by expert academics, scientists and health professionals. These workshops are made up of lectures, research seminars, group work, and practical sessions that provide an overview of relevant laboratory methodologies and clinical practices. Teaching from the workshops is then augmented by innovative online materials, assignments and activities to help you to consolidate your learning.

An interesting variety of assessment activities will enable you to showcase and enhance your understanding and transferrable skills. Masters students will write a research dissertation based on their own in-depth exploration of the research literature around a focused topic related to reproduction and development.

Virtual open week

This programme will be covered in our Translational Health Sciences webinar.

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Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: full-time (MSc)
£9,400
UK: part-time (two years) (MSc)
£4,700
Overseas): full-time (MSc)
£22,800
UK: full-time (PG Dip)
£7,520
Overseas: full-time (PG Dip)
£18,240
UK: full-time (PG Cert)
£3,760
Overseas: full-time (PG Cert)
£9,120

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

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 2022/23

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 literature review, dissertation and an oral poster 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.

Clinical students follow the programme for progression and promotion in their discipline, or as a foundation qualification to specialise in IVF and infertility, or obstetrics and gynaecology. Our clinical graduates use knowledge and research skills to aid publication, develop their practice and enhance their expertise in reproductive medicine.

Scientific graduates go on to work in a clinical or diagnostic setting, training as Clinical Embryologists or Andrologists, through the NHS Scientific Training Programme. Our science graduates have also used this MSc as a springboard to non-clinical or clinical research and PhD studentships. 

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Expected application closure date

Overseas applicants: 29 July 2022.
Home applicants: 12 August 2022.
 
Places are limited and allocated on a continuous basis from October 2021 until all places are filled. Early applications are advised to avoid disappointment.

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Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: Bristol Medical School

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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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