Reproductive and developmental biology

Infertility and other reproductive biology issues are increasing in the UK and the call for more expertise in the subject to help understand these conditions is needed.

This MSc programme aims to provide advanced knowledge in reproductive biology and developmental biology and their relevance to health professionals. Focused on humans, and using animal models as well, you will be equipped with knowledge and skills involved in embryonic and foetal development and health; prenatal diagnosis and management of pregnancy; in vitro fertilisation; use of genomic technologies to understand gene function and identify disease causing gene mutations; role of stem cells in development and potential stem cell and gene therapy strategies to tackle congenital defects.

The programme provides laboratory based research projects in developmental and/or reproductive biology. Upon completion, you will have a thorough understanding of the key concepts of reproductive and developmental biology including the latest state-of-the-art tools to study these processes.

Many of our graduates choose to continue in research careers and begin PhDs or become research scientists. Our scientists have obtained posts in Universities, industry (including research and development), biotechnology and professions allied to medicine including hospital diagnostic (including IVF) and pathology laboratories.

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Courses listed for the Programme
Semester 1

Applied Statistics
Principles of Reproductive Biology
Molecular Genetics
Semester 2

Research Tutorials
Applied Developmental Biology

Basic Research Methods
Advanced Bioinformatics and Genome Sequencing
Advanced Genomic Tools in Biomedical Research
Semester 3

Masters Research Project

Course Type: Academic courses

Learning Type: In Person

Start Months: September

Course Duration: Full Time

Full Time Hours: 12 months

Qualifications Required: MSc

Cost: £12,154

Contact details of organiser: University of Aberdeen

Entry Requirements:

Honours degree (2.1 or above) (or equivalent) in a Biological or Molecular sciences discipline. Other degree classes (2:2 is a minimum) and subjects may be considered with strong experience in biological subjects.

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