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This one-year, residential, taught MSc in Clinical Embryology course has won numerous University awards for teaching innovation and excellence. It aims to provide graduates from either a scientific or clinical background with advanced theoretical and practical understanding of human reproductive biology, embryology, infertility and assisted reproductive technology (ART).

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How to apply

We are now open for applications for entry in October 2023. The deadline for applications for entry in October 2023 is 12:00 midday (UK time) on Friday 9th December 2022. 

Full details of the selection criteria for admission to the MSc in Clinical Embryology course are available on the course Graduate Admissions Page


All applications for graduate study are processed on the University's Student System. Please visit the "Applying for graduate study" pages for full details.

Candidates are advised to refer to the Application Guide prior to making an application. An application fee is required prior to uploading your complete application.

The University Course Code for the MSc in Clinical Embryology is TM_CE1.


The University of Oxford is a collegiate university.  When you receive an offer from the Department then your application will also be considered for a place at a college.

Please refer to Graduate Admissions Course page for a full list of colleges that currently consider MSc in Clinical Embryology students.

If you do not have a preference for a specific college, then you should indicate on the online application system that you have ‘no college preference’, the University will then automatically assign you with a suitable college. 


The course fees can be found on the Course Graduate Admissions page. Information on sources of funding for the course can be found here.


The MSc in Clinical Embryology is an extremely popular course and is often over-subscribed.  All applications are carefully considered by the Course Admissions Panel, which is currently comprised of the Course Director, a Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, the Course Administrator and a Senior Clinician.  Admission decisions are notified to applicants in writing, regrettably it is not possible for the administrative team to discuss individual application decisions by phone.

The University provides an outline of the process for the admissions decisions here, for your information. 

Further information

Contact the course administrator.