Reproductive Sciences at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS

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Course summary

This one-year, full-time MSc by Research programme aims to introduce you to modern, up-to-date molecular and cellular biological research in the field of:

  • reproductive sciences
  • reproductive health
  • reproductive medicine
You will study in a stimulating, challenging and vibrant research atmosphere, at the interface between basic science and clinical patient care. Who this programme is for The programme is intended for high-calibre students with biological science, medical or veterinary backgrounds. An interview with the programme director is required prior to making your application to ensure this programme meets your academic aims. Research topics and themes The main components of the programme are two 20-week research projects, performed on a very wide range of research fields within the reproductive sciences. Topics that can be offered include using a wide range of models and in human, studying a number of important problems associated with human reproductive health and disease in:
  • testis
  • ovary
  • the uterus during the menstrual cycle and throughout pregnancy and labour
  • the fetus and neonate
  • fetal programming resulting in increased risk of chronic disease in adulthood
The Centre for Reproductive Health has arranged its research under four themes:
  • Reproductive resilience, proliferation, differentiation, repair
  • Reproductive system cancers: aetiology, pathogenesis and therapy
  • Optimising lifelong health through pregnancy and perinatal interventions
  • Immune-endocrine interactions in reproductive health
These theme titles illustrate some of the remarkable properties that make reproductive systems such relevant and powerful models for translational studies across a wide spectrum of human diseases and pathologies in other systems. Links with other research centres The Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH) has close links with other internationally recognised research centres based at Edinburgh BioQuarter and elsewhere in Edinburgh, namely:
  • the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
  • the Veterinary School
  • the University of Edinburgh science campus
  • the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Many student projects are organised with and between these centres, reflecting the interdisciplinary research environment, where students and trainees are regarded as the ‘lifeblood’ for the future.


See our website for detailed programme information.

How to apply

International applicants

This course has a subject classification which requires students whose nationality is outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland to have an ATAS certificate, irrespective of country of residence at the point of application.

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Entry requirements

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Reproductive Sciences at The University of Edinburgh - UCAS