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About Developmental Biology
Masters degrees in Developmental Biology provide advanced study of the growth and development of multi-cellular organisms. This can include analysing the processes governing simple development such as cell division, to more advanced topics such as reproduction.
Popular specialisms include Stem Cell Science, Reproductive Biology and Developmental Medicine. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject.
A range of specialisations are available for you to choose from, including Regenerative Medicine, Reproductive Biology, Cancer and Stem Cell Biology, and in some cases Ethnobiology and Evolution.
You will receive practical training in techniques such as lab testing and bioimaging, which will allow you to analyse tissue culture, regeneration and engineering or work on new topics such as DNA analysis. You will also explore the ethical and commercial aspects of Developmental Biology in contexts such as IVF (In Vitro Fertilisation).
Traditional career routes include roles within medicine and veterinary science, though more exotic careers may include palaeobiology and archaeology, or even agriculture and wildlife conservation.
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Do you have a clear and specific interest in cancer, stem cells or developmental biology? Join our programme and combine research in oncology, molecular developmental biology and genetics. Read more
This course provides an opportunity for scientists and clinicians to specialise in reproductive and developmental biology. You gain detailed theoretical knowledge of reproductive and developmental biology, while gaining practical skills within a vibrant research environment. Read more
Gain extensive research experience and professional skills in developmental biology through our research-focused course. Go on placements in the labs of leading developmental biology researchers to develop your practical skills. Read more
This innovative master program enables you to meet the demands of employers in the scientific field worldwide. You will be trained in all aspects of cutting edge molecular stem cell biology including legal and ethical aspects, good medical practice and acquisition of third party funding. Read more
The Master of Science by Research degree in Marine Biology is a 12-month, research only degree, in which the candidate will undertake a supervised research project in the area of Marine Biology, in the School of Biology, University of St Andrews. Read more
A unique opportunity to consider evolutionary biology, experimentally and theoretically, starting in the place that helped Darwin formulate his ideas about Natural Selection. . Read more
Molecular genetics is the study of genes at the molecular level. It focuses on the processes that underlie the expression of the genetic information from the DNA into the functional proteins that execute the genetic programme. Read more
The Institute of Genetic Medicine brings together a strong team with an interest in clinical and developmental genetics. Our research focuses on the causes of genetic disease at the molecular and cellular level and its treatment. Read more
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