Clinical Embryology at University of Leeds - UCAS

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Course summary

The Leeds MSc in Clinical Embryology is a part-time, online distance-learning programme offering an internationally recognised qualification. It provides superb academic and professional development opportunities for existing practitioners of Clinical Embryology. Building on your existing knowledge and experience, the course offers advanced learning and establishes good practice in clinical embryology and assisted reproduction technologies. The programme allows you to remain in full-time employment while you study, whilst offering superb academic and professional development opportunities. You will learn from course leaders and tutors with over 20 years of experience in training clinical embryologists, and reproductive scientists. You will be taught by established clinical embryology practitioners and researchers in reproductive science, ensuring you are up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. The programme is a fully online distance-learning programme. At the start of the programme, online induction sessions will provide you with guidance for the programme ahead and give an opportunity to interact with your fellow students and the academic staff. The MSc culminates with the research project proposal. The programme provides a superb springboard to advance your career prospects within the workplace and demonstrating your value to prospective employers in the field of Clinical Embryology. A programme designed for the working professional The Leeds Clinical Embryology programme is designed to allow the working professional to study while remaining in full-time employment. The course is part-time and the schedule is designed to be manageable for working individuals. International community An integral highlight of our programme is the international network it offers. Our students connect with practitioners and fellow learners worldwide, fostering an enriching exchange of ideas and perspectives and allowing mutual sharing of expertise. This global network can be instrumental in shaping your career path and broadening your understanding of international practices in clinical embryology. Interdisciplinary collaboration The programme is hosted by the Leeds Institute of Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medicine within the School of Medicine, which fosters a rich, interdisciplinary teaching and research environment. Groundbreaking research Our faculty members are involved in world-leading research in fundamental and clinical research in areas related to gametes and preimplantation embryos, epigenetics, in vitro growth and maturation of oocytes, fertility preservation, uterine biology, and placental biology, among other areas. This pioneering academic environment will help position you at the forefront of advancements in the field of reproductive science. Cutting-edge virtual learning Students are given University IT accounts and access to our advanced Virtual Learning Environment (MINERVA). This digital platform, designed to foster dynamic learning and communication within the programme, serves as an essential tool throughout your academic journey. Through Minerva, students access the programme modules and the associated online content. Students are also in contact with academic staff, tutors and support staff via email and online sessions. An international community Our academic staff have 20 years of experience in helping distance-learning students achieve their goals, while also fostering a sense of community for those on the course. This means that not only will you enhance your understanding of clinical embryology, but you’ll also gain access to leading practitioners from the wider international Leeds community whose insights can help you progress.


Building on your existing knowledge and experience, the course offers advanced learning and establishes good practice in clinical embryology and the field of assisted reproductive technologies. Through a series of compulsory modules, you’ll develop your knowledge of both the theory and practice of clinical embryology. You’ll develop scientific and procedural insights that you can take straight into your day-to-day practice in the laboratory. For your research project proposal (Module 6), you’ll write a persuasive research proposal in a subject area relevant to clinical embryology. The subject is chosen by you and will focus on an original area of investigation. We know from previous course graduates that the research project proposal provides a superb springboard to advance your career, demonstrating your value to employing institutions. This research module aims to give you useful experience of hypothesis-driven research, including: -critical evaluation of published literature in the chosen field of study -collation and justification of the project itself -research methodology and resources needed -statistical methods -report writing and scientific presentation

Assessment method

Student assessment will be split between assessed coursework taken from home and online. Other forms of assessment include a group lab design project and presentations for the research project.

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with a 2:2 (hons) in a biological or related science or equivalent qualification. We will also consider applicants with appropriate or accredited experience within an embryological laboratory. You should be employed in a laboratory practising clinical embryology and with an employer who supports you in allowing time for study. You must also have access to email and the internet. English Language Requirements IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

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Clinical Embryology at University of Leeds - UCAS