Taught course

Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology

University of Leeds · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in an appropriate biological, biomedical or veterinary science subject, medicine or healthcare sciences, or equivalent qualification.

Your experience in laboratory related settings will be considered but you do not have to demonstrate any set number of hours or competency.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

The reproductive sciences offer a unique opportunity to make an enormous difference through your work. Taught by the expert team in the Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, this vocational training course is for recent biology, biomedical, biochemistry and medical graduates wanting to develop a career in the field.

The course is designed to instill detailed knowledge of underpinning theory and practices and is a laboratory-based science degree not a clinically-based infertility treatment course, providing a thorough preparation to work within clinical embryology and assisted reproductive technology and or the associated reproductive sciences.

Make an impact

Our course is designed to provide the breadth of theoretical and practical training needed to prepare you for a career working in a field that gives you the chance to make a real difference to people’s lives. You’ll be instructed by leading experts who bring the latest research findings into their teaching.

Course highlights

Some specific areas of study within the course include:

  • gamete biology
  • andrology
  • embryology
  • infertility
  • gamete handling
  • IVF
  • ICSI
  • embryo culture
  • gamete and embryo cryopreservation
  • PGD

You'll also interact with established clinical embryologists and reproductive medicine specialists.

The course has been developed by the Reproduction and Early Development Research Group within the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine. It is run in association with senior clinicians, embryologists and andrologists working at IVF Units across the UK. The course leaders have over 20 years of experience of training clinical embryologists, reproductive medicine practitioners and reproductive scientists.

You can also study this subject at Postgraduate Diploma level.

Information for international students

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Fees and funding

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Medicine Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)113 343 0806