Research course

Reproductive Health

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry

April

Course content

The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH) offers three-year PhD programmes, and a one-year, full-time MSc by Research programme, which aims to introduce students to modern up-to-date molecular and cellular biological research in the field of reproductive sciences, reproductive health and reproductive medicine in a stimulating, challenging and vibrant research atmosphere, at the interface between basic science and clinical patient care.

Topics that can be offered include using a wide range of models and in human, studying a number of important problems associated with human reproductive health and disease in testis, ovary, the uterus during the menstrual cycle and throughout pregnancy and labour, in the fetus and neonate, and in fetal programming resulting in increased risk of chronic disease in adulthood.

The MSc forms an ideal insight into a PhD, with students undertake some core teaching and two 20-week research projects, performed on a very wide range of research fields within the reproductive sciences.

The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence in research and teaching in reproductive sciences, health and medicine. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise rated Reproductive Biology as 5*.

The CRH has arranged its research under four themes:

  • Theme 1: Reproductive resilience, proliferation, differentiation, repair
  • Theme 2: Reproductive system cancers: aetiology, pathogenesis and therapy
  • Theme 3: Optimising lifelong health through pregnancy and perinatal interventions
  • Theme 4: Immune-endocrine interactions in reproductive health

These theme titles illustrate some of the remarkable properties that make reproductive systems such relevant and powerful models for translational studies across a wide spectrum of human diseases and pathologies in other systems.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international students at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit our website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Dean Ainscough
Email
Dean.Ainscough@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 242 9427