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MSc Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology (University of Leeds, UK)

University of Leeds
Leeds, United Kingdom
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MSc Clinical Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology (University of Leeds, UK)

1 Year Full Time Course



Introduction and Course Objectives

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. The programme has been developed by the Division of Reproduction and Early Development within the Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics 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. 

This is a laboratory-based science degree not a clinically- based infertility treatment course. The programme will provide students with a detailed knowledge of the theory and practices that underpin human clinical embryology and ART. 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. The programme will equip graduates to pursue a career in human assisted reproduction (e.g. clinical embryology, infertility treatment) and/or research in the reproductive sciences. 

The programme places a strong emphasis on all aspects of practical training for clinical embryology and assisted reproduction technology. Masters students will be tutored in research methods. They will receive hands-on training from specialist practitioners in andrology, gamete handling, IVF, ICSI, embryo culture, gamete and embryo freezing, vitrification, biopsy. Students will interact with established, clinical embryologists and reproductive medicine specialists.

Course Content:
 The course will comprise the following compulsory modules: 

• Fundamentals of Clinical Embryology; 
• IVF and Embryo Culture; 
• Micromanipulation; 
• Cryobiology and Cryopreservation; 
• Ethics and Law for Embryologists; 
• Research in Reproduction, Embryology and Assisted Reproduction Technology


Course Delivery 
This programme is delivered using a blended learning approach which combines lectures, seminars, tutorials, interactive group discussions, presentations and problem based learning sessions /case studies with self directed learning. The theoretical training is complimented by the conduct of original research and by laboratory-based practical sessions. The course content is further enhanced by an extensive array of online resources and by the provision of printed versions of all module workbooks. Course assessments will include essays, presentations, projects, practical log books, a research dissertation and examinations.

A 2(ii) degree or equivalent (as appropriate) in an appropriate biological, biomedical or veterinary science subject, medicine or healthcare science. IELTS 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components. TOEFL tests of 92 with at least 21 in listening and readin

Course website:

Division of Reproduction and Early Development, University of Leeds
University of Leeds
Clarendon Way
Leeds West Yorkshire
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)113 343 7817
E-mail: Contact Professor Helen Picton
Customer Reviews (1)
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Ian Muusha   12 October 2019
Best MSc Course out there !
The staff are absolutely brilliant. The course, although intense, is beautifully delivered with so much depth and staff always happy to help. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Leeds, looking forward to my graduation !

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