You'll need a minimum of a 2:1 in a relevant life science undergraduate degree such as biochemistry, biology, genetics, molecular biology or a degree in veterinary science or medicine. A 2:2 degree may be acceptable depending on an interview and assessment of your past achievements.
Medical students can intercalate after completing three years of their medical degree.
Months of entry
Lead academic: Dr Mark Fenwick
The course, taught by leading scientists, clinicians and embryologists, 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.
Completion of this course will prepare you for a range of opportunities, including:
- a PhD (or MD) programme in reproductive science
- a clinical laboratory training programme
- specialising in assisted reproductive technologies (ART), embryology or andrology. Remember that our course does not provide training in clinical embryology techniques such as IVF and ICSI - these require specialist courses elsewhere
- sub-specialising in reproductive medicine for doctors, lawyers and ethical advisors
- a medical or teacher training programme.
We accept medical students who wish to intercalate their studies. Find out more on the Medical School website.
Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses
Information for international students
English language requirements
Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Dr Mark Fenwick
- +44 (0)114 215 9664