Taught course

Reproductive and Developmental Medicine

University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

You’ll need a 2:1 in a life science subject – biochemistry, biology, genetics, molecular biology – veterinary science or medicine.

Months of entry


Course content

Course description 2018

The course provides training in reproductive and developmental medicine for scientists, clinicians and others, for instance ethical advisers or lawyers looking to specialise.

It’s a good platform for a research career or a career in clinical laboratory training for IVF or embryology.

Through the taught modules you’ll develop a solid understanding of reproductive science relevant to clinical applications.

We cover the breadth of processes from gonadal development and production of gametes through to pregnancy and parturition. Each module is taught by leading scientists and clinicians in that field.

You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about the ethical issues and international laws regulating reproductive medicine.

Finally, you’ll undertake a research project to develop a depth of knowledge in a specialist topic.

Core modules

  • Research Skills in Reproductive Medicine
  • Gonads to Gametes: Fundamentals of Reproduction
  • Fertilisation, Implantation and Embryology
  • Fetal Development, Pregnancy and Parturition
  • Reproductive Technology and Infertility
  • Law, Ethics and Policy in Reproductive Medicine

Information for international students

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.5 in listening and 6.0 in other components.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Mark Fenwick
+44 (0)114 215 9664