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.
For your research project, you’ll write a persuasive research proposal in a subject area relevant to clinical embryology. The subject is chosen by you and comprises an original area of investigation.
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
report writing and scientific presentation
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Fundamentals of Clinical Embryology
IVF and Embryo Culture
Cryobiology and Cryopreservation
Ethics and Law for Embryologists
Research Project in Clinical Embryology
<p><a href="http://webprod3.leeds.ac.uk/catalogue/dynprogrammes.asp?Y=202021&P=MSC-CLIN%2FEMB">For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Clinical Embryology MSc in the course catalogue</a></p>
Learning and teaching
You’ll learn through a combination of:
“core” lectures, tutorials and other teaching sessions delivered face to face at workshops – (In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic we will assess the situation with workshops closer to the time that they run and may need to replace the workshops in Leeds with online activities).
self-directed learning, using web-based resources and the University library.
There are three, compulsory, one week, residential workshops in the UK over the two years of the programme. In the first of these workshops you’ll take part in seminars, discussion groups, lectures and tutorials that cover Modules 1 and 2. You’ll be assigned a tutor and will meet the teaching staff and your fellow students. There are also social events. You’ll receive a comprehensive package of induction sessions that introduce you to University systems and resources so that on your return home after the first workshop, you will feel confident in embarking upon your studies as a student of the University of Leeds.
In the second and third workshops in Leeds, teaching sessions relevant to Modules 3,4,5 and 6 are delivered. Formal examinations will take place during the second and third residential workshops. Please note there are only a small number of practical sessions on this programme due to time restrictions.
In the time between workshops, you will work from home as a distance learner. Day to day contact with your tutors and fellow students is through email and online discussion rooms on the university’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – Minerva. Lectures from the workshops will be electronically captured for you and available on Minerva alongside other learning material.
In view of the current COVID-19 pandemic we will assess the situation with workshops closer to the time that they run and may need to replace the workshops in Leeds with online activities.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
Student assessment will be split between assessed coursework taken from home (50%) and formal examination taken at the University (50%)
For the MSc award you are also assessed on the research project proposal you submit as your dissertation.