Reproductive & Maternal Sciences

Background

This programme provides students with expert evidence-based knowledge in the field of reproductive medicine. A number of transferable skills are required during this in terms of application in academic clinical practice. The reproductive medicine component of the MSc tackles the range of obstetrics and gynaecology, including exposure to clinical obstetrics and gynaecology, fetal medicine, oncology and reproductive medicine.

This programme, which has been running for only the last three years, has already recruited or led to the recruitment of students undertaking Ph.D. research.
The programme has been running for three years but has taken a range of graduates from all over the world, notably Libya, Nigeria and India. A high level of support is offered to students to encourage them to reach their potential.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a thorough grounding in the principles of reproductive medicine and science.
  • To equip graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to advance the learning in obstetrics and gynaecology with an academic environment.
  • To enable graduates to contribute to debates about major issues in the field of medicine.
  • To provide in-depth training in the skills necessary for engaging in and interpreting research in reproductive medicine.

The programme is not designed to act as a course in preparation specifically for the MRCOG examination nor will it lead to recognition as a specialist in obstetrics and gynaecology. Its value lies in developing the potential of overseas graduates predominantly in acquiring the skills and knowledge required to apply academic rigour on the background of their current clinical practice.