Entry Requirements

MSc / Diploma in Clinical Embryology

2 Year Part-time Distance Learning Programme

Academic Qualifications and Work Experience

The course has been developed as a professional, post-graduate qualification
for embryologists, clinical scientists and clinicians who are already working within the field of assisted conception in humans and animals. An honours degree in a biological science subject or a related science degree is required. Candidates are expected to be currently /previously employed in a laboratory practising clinical embryology with an employer expressing support in allocation of free time for study. Priority is given to applicants fulfilling both these criteria.

However, applicants with many years of appropriate or accredited experience
within an embryological laboratory may also be considered if sufficient
places are available and a small number of students have been able to join the
course from this aspect.

Two places for non ART qualified clinicians, andrologists or reproductive technologists will also be provided

On rare occasions, if places are available students have also joined the course
from other backgrounds and in different situations, so please contact us to
discuss this.

The course is delivered in English. There is a University requirement for prospective students for whom English is not their first language to undertake a proficiency test. The two most commonly used are IELTS and TOEFL.

Note that these tests must have been taken in advance of the application deadline (31 May each year) since obtaining these certificates may take several months.

Minimum requirements are:

TOEFL tests of 92 (iBT - internet based test) with at least 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 22 in writing and 23 in speaking.

IELTS score of 6.5 with at least 6.0 in all components.

Hardware/software requirements

Students must have access to an Internet-linked computer with e-mail, preferably with version 4 or later browsers installed, version 5 preferred. Typical MS Office software such a Microsoft Word is required for assignments and PowerPoint for talks. Free browser accessories and plug-ins such as Flash, Acrobat Reader or later and QuickTime or Real Player are used occasionally within the course and are recommended, full instructions will be given.

There is the possibility of buying software (e.g. PowerPoint, Word, Excel etc.) from University of Leeds Information Systems Services shop, during the first workshop. Prices are significantly discounted for all students.