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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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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
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
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
Lead academic. Dr Jonathan Wood 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
The deadline for UK & EU applications is 2nd September and international applications is 8th August. This pioneering course aims to maximise the employability of students. Read more
We pride ourselves on collaboration between clinicians and non-clinicians, and many of our courses include teaching from practising clinicians as well as research active academics.
It’s our mission to prolong and improve the lives of patients, and we seek to do this by conducting world-leading research in areas such as neuroscience, oncology, infectious diseases and more.