Biomedical sciences involves the study of the processes behind human health and disease and developments in the field drive and guide improvements in medical practice. Reproductive biology aims to understand the scientific principles that govern reproduction in humans and other mammals. You will study the requirements for reproduction, including the production of sufficient numbers of viable gametes, fertilisation, implantation in a receptive uterus, formation of a placenta that can sustain and nurture a baby, and delivery at full term. Advances in this field have provided the knowledge for assisted conception and revolutionised reproductive medicine and veterinary practice. Some of the UK's leading biomedical research is carried out in Edinburgh and you will have the opportunity to undertake project work with our expert research groups. We offer a flexible programme structure and access to top-rated teaching and research expertise, alongside a commitment to providing an excellent teaching and learning environment. Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences is part of the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine, established in 1726 and internationally renowned for its research and teaching.