MSc in Clinical Embryology
We are now open for applications for entry in October 2023! The application deadline is 12 noon (UK time) on 09/12/2022.
Welcome to the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health. Established in 1937, we are one of the largest and most successful academic departments in the world in its field and we have been innovating, teaching, pioneering and evolving women's health for over 85 years. Our core purpose is to advance women's and reproductive health through research and teaching, and to improve the quality and delivery of women's healthcare across the globe.
Our worldwide acclaimed research covers four main themes; Cancer, Global Health, Maternal & Fetal Health and Reproductive Medicine & Genetics. We also run a range of clinical trials from women who are not currently pregnant, to those in the first trimester of pregnancy and onward, as well as general women's health studies.
Applications are still open for entry in 2022-23! We offer two postgraduate research programmes: a two year MSc by Research and a three year DPhil. These involve students undertaking independent research in their chosen area under the supervision of two or more experts in the field. In addition we offer a one year taught MSc in Clinical Embryology.
We have over 160 members in our department spread across eight sites in Oxford, consisting of post-graduate students, academic and research staff and professional staff. Our people are our life-blood and we are committed to ensuring they feel valued and nurtured as part of the Women's & Reproductive Health community.
Maternal fat metabolism in pregnancy and fetal abdominal growth influence child weight
A new study, led by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Women's & Reproductive Health, University of Oxford, in collaboration with the University of California, Berkeley, USA, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology identifies, as early as the 5th month of pregnancy, patterns of fetal abdominal growth associated with maternal lipid metabolites that track newborn growth, adiposity and development into childhood.
Gallagher CS. et al, (2022), Nat Commun, 13
Leone C. et al, (2022), Trials, 23
Georgieva A. et al, (2022), Frontiers in Pediatrics, 10