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MSc Reproductive Medicine: Science and Ethics

Course Description

The MSc in Reproductive Medicine: Science and Ethics has been designed for students who wish to gain an advanced education and training within the context of a medical issue that affects 1 in 6 couples wishing to start a family.

As the average age of parents increases, the call for increasingly novel treatments to aid reproduction is similarly on the increase. In the UK around 1-2% of all babies are born through IVF. Reproductive medicine generally, and IVF in particular, is an area in which the UK is world-leading.

This course will aim to answer fundamental questions such as:
• What is the scientific basis of development and infertility?
• What are the legal and ethical implications of the work that is done?

The course provides training in the modern practical, academic and research skills that are used in academia and the clinic. Through a combination of lectures, small-group seminars and practical classes, you will apply this training and learn how it is applied towards the development of new therapies. The programme culminates with an individual research project or dissertation on a specific aspect of reproductive medicine research that interests you most.

The University of Kent’s School of Bioscience ranks among the most active in biological sciences in the UK, with research funding in excess of £5 million. We have recently extended our facilities and completed a major refurbishment of our research laboratories that house over 150 academic, technical and support staff devoted to research, of whom 90 are postgraduate students.

The course will be taught by world-leading academics at the University of Kent and leading industry practitioners from the London Bridge Fertility centre.

For more information, please contact the Programme Director, Professor Darren Griffin [email protected]

Visit the MSc Reproductive Medicine: Science and Ethics page on the University of Kent web site for more details!

Entry Requirements

2:2 or above in a subject related to biosciences or a medical degree

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