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MSc Reproductive and Developmental Biology


Course Description

Developing your knowledge and skills for a scientific/clinical career

As a graduate in the life-sciences, this MSc in Reproductive and Developmental Biology can help you reach the next stage of your career - be that PhD posts, entry to medical school, or clinical speciality training. With both a full-time MSc and a PGCert (Postgraduate Certificate) on offer, you can choose the pathway most suited to you, and use the specific scientific skills and the transferable skills we give you to take the next step.

Is this programme for you?

Applicants to this course are looking to improve your theoretical knowledge in the areas of reproductive and developmental biology, alongside gaining practical skills within a vibrant research environment.

Please note that we do not provide training in any technologies or techniques of Assisted Reproduction (IVF); however, previous students have gained places on the highly competitive Scientist Training Programme that is now required for those who wish to work as embryologists within the NHS.

You will need to be an independent person, who is looking for a challenge. If you're not afraid of hard work, then we would welcome an application from you.

Application

Offers are made on a first-come, first served basis. Once places are filled, we will close to new applications, so ensure that you submit your application sooner, rather than later.

You will receive notification of a conditional offer or rejection in the weeks following your submission. If you do not hear from us, it is because you have been placed on the waiting list.

Please note that we are unable to consider your application without at least one academic reference from your most recent institution.

Programme structure

Both courses start with six months of teaching on our current understanding of key topics in reproductive and developmental biology. This is split into 6 topics:

•Development of the Male and Female Reproductive Systems
•Endocrinology - Activation of the Gonads and Regulation of Gametogenesis
•Fertilisation and Early Embryo Development
•Experimental Approaches to Improved Understanding of Reproduction and Development
•Pregnancy
•Development and Stem Cell Biology

During this taught component, you will receive practical training in, for example:

•Microscopy (dissection, confocal, and fluorescence)
•QPCR
•Western Blotting

You will be assessed throughout the course component, with the PG Certificate concluding with the final examination in March. At this point, MSc students will enter their research project.

Visit the MSc Reproductive and Developmental Biology page on the Imperial College London website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Ekaterina

What were you doing before coming to Imperial?
Worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

Why did you choose Imperial?
It offered a PG Certificate at the Master's level in Reproductive and Developmental Biology.

What is/was most enjoyable about the programme?
The taught material and Prof Kate Hardy.

What do/did you most appreciate about the Faculty or College?
Many good quality lecturer and nice facilities, especially at South Kensington.

What do you plan to do after you graduate?
Continuing my fellowship.

Do you have any tips for future applicants and students?
Visit the college and talk to the faculty to get a better idea of what the program involves and its focus.


(Scholarship)

Faculty of Medicine Dean's Master's Scholarships - 8 Awards

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates from the UK and EU who have the potential to become leaders in their field.Successful applicants will have their tuition fees paid for by the Faculty of Medicine.Candidates are expected to be able to provide evidence of outstanding academic ability. This will usually mean being among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK Honours degree or equivalent.An applicant who does not meet this requirement (e.g. holds a second class undergraduate degree, is a health professional who did not undertake a degree course, or is from a non-traditional background) will be considered if they are able to demonstrate that they have outstanding academic potential and substantial experience relevant to their chosen subject area.The deadline for scholarship applications is Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition fees

Eligibility

Available to Home/EU students planning to study a full-time or part-time Master's course run by Imperial's Faculty of Medicine in the 2017/18 academic year.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants will need to first apply for a Master's programme run by the Faculty of Medicine. They will then need to complete an online form. Please see the Faculty of Medicine Master's Dean's Master's Scholarships page for more information, or contact Gemma Williamson - [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/study/postgraduate/deans-masters-scholarships/


(Scholarship)

The Dr Jean Alero Thomas Scholarship - 2 Awards

Applications are invited from outstanding candidates from the UK and EU who have the potential to become leaders in their field.Successful applicants will have their tuition fees paid for by the Faculty of Medicine.Candidates are expected to be able to provide evidence of outstanding academic ability. This will usually mean being among the highest achievers in their undergraduate cohort, and in receipt of, or due to receive a first class UK Honours degree or equivalent.An applicant who does not meet this requirement (e.g. holds a second class undergraduate degree, is a health professional who did not undertake a degree course, or is from a non-traditional background) will be considered if they are able to demonstrate that they have outstanding academic potential and substantial experience relevant to their chosen subject area.The deadline for scholarship applications is Tuesday, 25 April 2017.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Full tuition fees

Eligibility

Available to Home/EU students planning to study a full-time or part-time lab-based Master's course run by Imperial's Faculty of Medicine in the 2017/18 academic year.

Application Procedure

Interested applicants will need to first apply for a lab-based Master's programme run by the Faculty of Medicine. They will then need to complete an online form. Please see the Faculty of Medicine Master's Dean's Master's Scholarships page for more information, or contact Gemma Williamson - [email protected]

Further Information

http://www.imperial.ac.uk/medicine/study/postgraduate/deans-masters-scholarships/



Entry Requirements

First degree in a life science, veterinary science or medicine, with a minimum of second class honours.

Course Fees

To find up-to-date information on our fees please visit our Student Finance page (View Website)


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