Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in a biological or related science or equivalent qualification.

We will also consider applicants with appropriate or accredited experience within an embryological laboratory.

You should be employed in a laboratory practising clinical embryology and with an employer who supports you in allowing free time for study.

You must also have access to email and the internet, as well as to a medical library or online journals.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine Admissions Team.

Months of entry


Course content

The Clinical Embryology MSc is an internationally recognised qualification that provides academic and professional development for clinical scientists and clinicians working in the field. It is delivered by distance learning, allowing you to remain in full-time employment.

The programme aims to provide a high standard of education in clinical embryology and to provide enhanced academic and professional development for clinical scientists and clinicians working in the field through provision of a recognised qualification which will contribute to uniformity of knowledge in the theory and practice of clinical embryology.

It was the first web-based MSc programme in clinical embryology, established in 2000. Since then nearly 300 students, from around 40 countries, have attended. The programme was developed by the Division of Reproduction and Early Development in association with the Leeds Centre for Reproductive Medicine (LCRM) at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.

Information for international students

This course requires an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Fees and funding

UK students
Total £16,750
International students
Total £16,750

Please see the scholarship page for more details.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
24 months


distance learning
19 months

Course contact details

Medicine Admissions Team
+44 (0)113 343 8324