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The University of Edinburgh

Reproductive Sciences

Central area campus
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Rank: 15 (The Complete University Guide)

Location: Central area campus

Website: www.ed.ac.uk

Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters by research

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 12 months


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15

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23

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Description

This one-year, full-time MSc by Research programme aims to introduce you to modern, up-to-date molecular and cellular biological research in the field of:

  • reproductive sciences
  • reproductive health
  • reproductive medicine
You will study in a stimulating, challenging and vibrant research atmosphere, at the interface between basic science and clinical patient care.Who this programme is forThe programme is intended for high-calibre students with biological science, medical or veterinary backgrounds.It is advised that you contact the Programme Director, Dr Richard Smith, prior to making your application to ensure this programme meets your academic aims.Research topics and themesThe main components of the programme are two 20-week research projects, performed on a very wide range of research fields within the reproductive sciences.Topics that can be offered include using a wide range of models and in human, studying a number of important problems associated with human reproductive health and disease in:
  • testis
  • ovary
  • the uterus during the menstrual cycle and throughout pregnancy and labour
  • the fetus and neonate
  • fetal programming resulting in increased risk of chronic disease in adulthood
The MRC Centre for Reproductive Health has arranged its research under four themes:
  • Reproductive resilience, proliferation, differentiation, repair
  • Reproductive system cancers: aetiology, pathogenesis and therapy
  • Optimising lifelong health through pregnancy and perinatal interventions
  • Immune-endocrine interactions in reproductive health
These theme titles illustrate some of the remarkable properties that make reproductive systems such relevant and powerful models for translational studies across a wide spectrum of human diseases and pathologies in other systems.Links with other research centresThe MRC Centre for Reproductive Health (CRH) has close links with other internationally recognised research centres in the Queen's Medical Research Institute (QMRI) and elsewhere in Edinburgh, namely:
  • the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary
  • the Veterinary School
  • the University of Edinburgh science campus
  • the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland
Many student projects are organised with and between these centres, reflecting the interdisciplinary research environment, where students and trainees are regarded as the ‘lifeblood' for the future.

Requirements

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary. You will also need to meet the University's language requirements.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each)


Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for The University of Edinburgh.

About this university

International students

International students arriving in Edinburgh can access various help and assistance to integrate with their new community. This starts at the International Student Centre where advice and assistance is available with fees and finance as well as legal matters such as immigration advice and visas. There is also a number of events organised by the ISC including weekly themed nights representing different countries and subsidized trips around the country. There are also campus wide events such as International Evening and the International Desserts Night to help students bring their own culture to others. The Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) is the combination of the unions and the Student Representative Council and has buildings around the campus including Teviot Row House, Potterrow, Kings Buildings House and the Pleasance. Teviot Row House has claims as the oldest purpose built student union building in the world. EUSA is responsible for some 250 societies for students to become involved with outside the classroom. Edinburgh itself is an important centre for the performing arts, particularly comedy, amateur and fringe theatre and numerous groups within the university are involved in this area. The Theatre Company was founded in 1896 and the Drama Society runs Bedlam Theatre, the oldest student run theatre in the UK. There is a weekly newspaper produced by students along with an independent publication and an alternative music radio station. In sports, there are 67 clubs ranging from rugby and football to judo and gliding.

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