Taught course

Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology

University of Leeds · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

A 2(ii) degree or equivalent in an appropriate biological, biomedical or vetinarary science subject, medicine or healthcare sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

This vocational training programme has been developed to appeal to recent biology, biomedical, biochemistry and medical graduates who aspire to develop a career in the field of clinical embryology and assisted reproductive technology (ART) and/or the associated reproductive sciences.

This is a laboratory-based science degree not a clinically- based infertility treatment course. The programme has been developed by the Division of Reproduction and Early Development within the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine in association with the clinicians and embryologists working at the Leeds Centre of Reproductive Medicine in the Leeds NHS Trust. The programme leaders have over 20 years of experience of training clinical embryologists, reproductive medicine practitioners and reproductive scientists.

The curriculum covers: the cell and molecular biology of human reproduction, fertility, andrology and embryology; the management and efficient running of an ART laboratory; the practices, genetic and epigenetic concepts of micromanipulation and techniques such as intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD); advances in cryobiology and its application to gamete and embryo freezing and fertility preservation. It will also provide graduates with valuable insights into the theory underpinning clinical treatments and the ethical and legal controversies surrounding assisted reproduction in humans.

Information for international students

For international students IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components will be required.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

The University of Leeds advertises all scholarships here: http://scholarships.leeds.ac.uk/.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Mr Christopher Benjamin
+44 (0)113 343 7651