Most masters courses in Gynaecology require an undergraduate degree in medicine or a degree in a medical field such as nursing, midwifery or the bio-medical sciences.
There are also lots of Masters by Research opportunities that can lead to studying a PhD.
Here are ten of the best Gynaecology Masters Degree Programs to study in the UK and Europe*.
MSc by Research in Obstetrics and Gynaecology – University of Oxford
Cost: £7,372 per year for UK and EU Students; £23,027 per year for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Oxford conduct their research at the Nuffield Department of Women's and Reproductive Health, which is the largest Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinic in the UK. This means there is a large range of research areas and the course takes two years to complete on a full-time basis.
Cost: £8,094 for UK and EU students; £26,502 for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a one-year full-time research position at the University of Cambridge and students have a large range of subjects available for research. Many students who complete the MPhil go on to complete a PhD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
Cost: £11,760 total costs for UK and EU students; £26,670 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This course at UCL can be completed in one year on a full-time basis or between two and five years on a part-time basis. Modules include Reproductive Health, Female Reproductive Physiology and Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology, and Pregnancy and Childbirth.
Cost: £7,900 for UK and EU students; £25,100 for international students. Plus an additional £4,000 in associated program costs for all students.
What You Will Study: This one-year full-time course gives an insight into a full PhD in Reproductive Health. There are four areas that the University of Edinburgh concentrates on:
Reproductive resilience, proliferation, differentiation, repair
Optimising lifelong health through pregnancy and perinatal interventions
Reproductive system cancers: aetiology, pathogenesis and therapy
Immune-endocrine interactions in reproductive health.
Cost: €2,060 per year for Dutch and EU students; €17,500 per year for international students.
What You Will Study: This two-year full-time course at Maastricht University is taught in English and you can choose to tailor your studies to your career interests. The Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology offers both research placements and internships for Biomedical Sciences students.
Cost: £9,100 for UK and EU students; £22,950 for international students.
What You Will Study: Students at the University of Sheffield study this course for one year on a full-time basis. Modules include Fetal Development, Pregnancy and Parturition and Law, Ethics and Policy in Reproductive Medicine.
Cost: €8,663 for Irish and EU students; €17,063 for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a research masters course that is undertaken in one year on a full-time basis. Current research topics include Medication Use in Pregnancy, Alcohol Use During Pregnancy and microRNA Profiling in Ovarian Cancer Serum.
Cost: £7,900 total cost for UK and EU students; £19,300 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This MSc at the University of Bristol is taught by a combination of distance learning with campus-based blocks and can be studied in one year on a full-time basis or in two years on a part-time basis. Modules include Reproductive Physiology and Endocrinology and Gametogenesis to Implantation.
Cost: £4,260 for UK and EU students; £18,900 for international students
What You Will Study: A Masters by Research at the University of Aberdeen takes one-year on a full-time basis and current research topics include obstetric epidemiology, prevention of cancer in women, and prolapse and incontinence.
Cost: £4,400 for UK and EU students; £21,500 for international students.
What You Will Study: This Masters by Research at the University of Leeds takes one year on a full-time basis to complete and areas for research include gynaecological cancers, imaging of placental and cervical disorders, and prevention of adverse pregnancy outcomes.
*Source: Top Universities: Medicine
PLEASE NOTE: As a result of Brexit, from Autumn 2021 postgraduate students from the European Union studying at a UK university will be charged the same tuition fees as international students. UK students studying their postgraduate course at a European university are also likely to incur higher tuition fees than their EU counterparts. It is advisable to check with the individual universities in the UK and Europe for up-to-date information on tuition fees for all postgraduate programs.
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