University of Aberdeen: Reproductive and Developmental Biology
|Institution||University of Aberdeen View institution profile|
|Department||School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition View department profile|
A Masters degree delivered by a dedicated and active research team of developmental and reproductive biologists and clinicians, allowing a truly research-led teaching experience for students. Infertility and other reproductive biology issues are increasing in the UK and the call for more expertise in the subject to help understand these conditions is needed.
This MSc programme aims to provide advanced knowledge in reproductive biology and developmental biology and their relevance to health professionals. Focused on humans, and using animal models as well, you will be equipped with knowledge and skills involved in embryonic and foetal development and health; prenatal diagnosis and management of pregnancy; in vitro fertilisation; use of genomic technologies to understand gene function and identify disease causing gene mutations; role of stem cells in development and potential stem cell and gene therapy strategies to tackle congenital defects.
In addition, the programme provides laboratory based research projects in developmental and/or reproductive biology. Upon completion, you will have a thorough understanding of the key concepts of reproductive and developmental biology including the latest state-of-the-art tools to study these processes. You will be equipped for professions allied to medicine as well as research careers.
View the programme page to find out about any scholarships and funding you may be able to apply for.
|Level||SCQF Level 11|
Upper Second Class Honours degree (2.1 or above) (or equivalent) in a Biological or Molecular sciences discipline. Other degree classes (2:2 is a minimum) and subjects may be considered as long as the applicant demonstrates experience in biological subjects. Please check the In My Country pages to find out if your degree is equivalent.
Taught courses are assessed by a combination of written assignments and reports, oral presentations, and by examination. All students undertake a research project, which is submitted for assessment in the form of a short research thesis. Students also present an oral presentation on their project.
The teaching on this programme is lecture based with self-directed learning, practical classes and tutorials to support the lecture material. The MSc makes the most of hands-on learning to enable repeated exposure to evidence-based practice using real life examples.
|EU||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|England||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|Channel Islands||6700 GBP for Year 1|
|International||20000 GBP for Year 1|
University of Aberdeen
School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition
The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences, and Nutrition provides a dynamic, world-class teaching, learning and research environment creating opportunities for greater knowledge and scientific discovery that will underpin maintaining good health and the treatment of disease.
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