MRC Centre for Reproductive Health
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Introduction and aims

The Centre for Reproductive Health operates a one-year, full-time MSc by Research course.

Students undertake two separate 20 week long laboratory-based research projects.  This is complemented with a series of teaching lecture modules covering the reproductive sciences, together with research seminars delivered by internationally-recognised experts in the field.  There are also a series of student-led small group tutorials, journal clubs and skills workshops. Successful graduates normally either progress to study for a PhD project in Reproductive Biology/Medicine; return to their profession with a greater theoretical and practical understanding of modern research techniques in the biosciences and reproductive biology; or establish greater expertise in this field to allow them to embark on a focused career path.


Programme Aims 

The aim of the MSc by Research in Reproductive Sciences is to prepare graduates for a research career in Reproductive Biology/Medicine. Students who complete the programme have frequently gone on to study for a PhD in the field of Reproductive Health, either in Edinburgh or elsewhere. 

The Programme aims to attract the best students from around the world to join the international research community at the Edinburgh BioQuater.  It is designed to be sufficiently flexible to accommodate the needs of excellent students from a variety of backgrounds.


Intended Participants 

The Programme is intended for high calibre students with a Medicine/Veterinary Medicine or Biological Sciences background who are interested in a career in research in the areas of Reproductive Biology/Reproductive Health.

The course serves as an excellent introduction to research in the UK for students considering progressing to a PhD.