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.