The key to life, reproduction is a fascinating, complex process that does not always go to plan. According to NHS, around one in seven couples have difficulty conceiving, while one in eight pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Each year in England, one in 47 babies is born with a congenital anomaly – anything from cleft palate or limb defect to heart conditions or spina bifida. This MRes in Biomedical Science (Reproduction and Development) will give you an insight into how improved understanding of the cellular processes involved in reproduction and early development can help scientists to design strategies to aid fertility and treat or manage defects in development, both pre-conception and within the womb. You will learn about the genetic basis of birth defects and the underlying molecular mechanisms, which will allow improved diagnosis, genetic screening and counselling for the affected families. You will also learn about events during early pregnancy when the placenta forms, disruptions of which results in pregnancy disorders, such as pre-eclampsia.
On the Reproduction and Development pathway you will be taught the essentials of conducting high quality research through a range of core modules, and will gain a detailed knowledge in the area of reproduction and development before undertaking your research project. The MRes is made up of 180 credits. All modules are compulsory and will equip you with the skills and knowledge to conduct high quality research. Core modules Research methods Statistics Research project planning and management Research project Specialist module – Reproduction and development
How to apply
You can find extensive information about the support St George's provides for International students on our website: https://www.sgul.ac.uk/study/offer-holders/international-student-support. This includes guidance on the visa application process, preparing for your studies, enrolment, support during your studies, and English language requirements.
You should have or be expected to achieve, a minimum of a second class degree (2:2). For healthcare graduates, a pass is required. All degrees must be awarded before 1st August on the year of entry. We welcome applications from individuals from a range of backgrounds, including humanities, science and healthcare. We may invite you to interview if are unable to make a decision directly from your application. If you are invited for an interview you will be asked to write a short paper (no more than half a page) on a subject associated with biomedical research. Alternative professional qualifications, or previous related experience, may be considered and we encourage you to apply.
English language requirements
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English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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