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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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The Master’s degree provides solid theoretical knowledge and practical expertise in bench-work procedures, instrumental operations and analytical methodologies involved in data acquisition and analysis. Read more
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
Our research-focused MSc Developmental Biology course will give you extensive hands-on experience of conducting research into how fertilised eggs turn into complex multicellular organisms. Read more
Lead academic. Dr Mark Fenwick The course provides training in fertility, reproductive and developmental medicine for scientists, clinicians and others, for instance ethical advisers or lawyers looking to specialise in fertility and reproduction. 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
Lead academic. Dr Julie Simpson Translational neuroscience is focused on the molecular basis of neurodegeneration, and looks at how neuroscience laboratory research relating to brain structure and brain function informs the development of new therapies for diseases of the nervous system. Read more
Our MRes in Stem Cells, Development and Regenerative Medicine offers exciting opportunities to develop the advanced scientific, research and transferable skills you need to become an independent researcher. Read more
Actively participate in the exciting field of Stem Cell Technology and Regenerative Medicine with the longest running course of its kind in the UK. You'll learn about how we obtain and maintain adult, embryonic and pluripotent stem cells and their potential to repair tissue damage and cure diseases like diabetes, cancer, Parkinson's, and dementia. Read more
Biomedical scientists work at the cutting edge of research and medicine, helping to solve some of the most threatening diseases and conditions facing mankind. Read more