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Course summary

This innovative blended learning programme will provide you with a comprehensive understanding and set of skills relevant to the exciting and important field of human reproduction and development. Please note, this programme is delivered mostly via distance learning, with a short period of time in Bristol (up to three weeks per year). You will study fundamental systems, principles and processes, including the physiological basis and endocrine regulation of gamete formation, fertilisation, implantation and pregnancy. From practicing clinical experts, you will learn about the symptoms, causes, and mechanisms of reproductive disease and dysfunction, as well as the clinical management of infertility, assisted conception, pregnancy complications and endocrine disorders. You will learn about and discuss cutting-edge academic and clinical research with internationally-recognised researchers. You will also develop your own research skills and be encouraged to think critically about the historical, social, political and legal context of current issues relevant to this exciting, fast-moving field. Our interdisciplinary programme is designed to appeal to a wide range of postgraduate students. Our full-time and part-time study options allow students to work flexibly and balance your studies with other responsibilities. A unique aspect of our programme is the combination of face-to-face teaching with web-based technology to support distance learning. Intensive teaching workshops are held online and in Bristol each year, delivered by expert academics, scientists and health professionals. These workshops are made up of lectures, research seminars, group work, and practical sessions that provide an overview of relevant laboratory methodologies and clinical practices. Teaching from the workshops is then augmented by innovative online materials, assignments and activities to help you to consolidate your learning. An interesting variety of assessment activities will enable you to showcase and enhance your understanding and transferrable skills. For example, producing posters, infographics and delivering presentations will demonstrate your ability to communicate complex scientific and clinical information to a range of different stakeholders, including healthcare professionals, patients and research funders. Master's students will write a research dissertation based on their own in-depth exploration of the research literature around a focused topic related to reproduction and development.

Assessment method

How to apply

International applicants

The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students and accepts a wide range of qualifications for postgraduate study. If you study or have studied at a university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualifications, scholarships and education representatives in your country/region:

Entry requirements

An upper second-class honours degree or international equivalent in Medicine or Health Sciences (including medical, veterinary and dental qualifications), Nursing, Midwifery, Pharmacology). Biological Sciences (including Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, Biotechnology, Cell Biology, Physiology, Immunology, Biomedical Sciences, Microbiology, Developmental Biology, Neuroscience). For applicants who are currently completing a degree, we understand that their final grade may be higher than the interim grades or module/unit grades they achieve during their studies. We will consider applicants whose interim grades are currently slightly lower than the programme's entry requirements. We may make these applicants an aspirational offer. This offer would be at the standard level, so the applicant would need to achieve the standard entry requirements by the end of their degree. Specific module requirements may still apply. The programme is also open to applicants they can demonstrate Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (MRCOG). See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £11440 Year 1
Northern Ireland £11440 Year 1
Scotland £11440 Year 1
Wales £11440 Year 1
Channel Islands £11440 Year 1
EU £26880 Year 1
International £26880 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year. For more information, please view the programme page on our website.
Reproduction and Development at University of Bristol - UCAS