This MSc in Clinical Anatomy aims to provide students with a greater understanding of advanced human anatomy including appropriate radiological anatomy, microscopic anatomy and embryology.
The modules presented emphasise clinically and surgically relevant anatomy, although they are not designed exclusively for clinicians.
Students undertake three taught modules (120 CATS) and the Anatomy Project module (60 CATS).
The MSc is awarded to students who successfully complete 120 CATS of taught modules and the Anatomy Project (60 CATS).
A Diploma exit qualification is available for those students who have successfully completed 120 CAT points of taught modules.
A Certificate exit qualification is available for those students who have successfully completed 60 CAT points of taught modules.
Learning and Teaching
Learning opportunities associated with this course are outlined below:
Queen's University Medical School has a long tradition of excellent medical education which is constantly updated in response to developments in medical science and practice. We aim to deliver a high quality course utilising innovative teaching methods and best practice to create a supportive environment designed to enable students to achieve their personal and academic potential.
There is a combination of classes on this course and a number of practical learning methods including; lectures, practicals, self-directed study and one-to-one training.
Clinical Anatomy Highlights
Queen's is one of the few medical schools in the UK where students have access to human cadaveric teaching material in a purpose-built facility licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).
World Class Facilities
• Queen's is one of the few medical schools in the UK where students have access to human cadaveric teaching material in a purpose-built facility licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).
Internationally Renowned Experts
• Teaching will be based in the Centre for Biomedical Sciences Education, whose staff have won a number of Queen's University Teaching Awards in recent years.
Applied Anatomy of the Trunk
This module will cover theoretical and practical aspects of applied clinical anatomy of the regions of the trunk including thorax, abdomen and pelvis by the study of relevant human embalmed specimens and their radiology.
Applied Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Brain
This module will cover the applied/clinically relevant anatomy of the head and neck region, including the central nervous system and cranial nerves, by the study of human embalmed material and relevant radiology/imagery.
Applied Anatomy of the Limbs and Back
This module will cover the detailed anatomy of the upper and lower limbs and the back through the study of a range of human cadaveric specimens. Particular emphasis will be made on functional and clinical anatomy.
This module comprises a student-led piece of research/scholarly activity in the general field of anatomy, overseen by an academic supervisor. The research may be on any aspect of anatomical science including gross, microscopical, radiological, comparative or archaeological anatomy or any combination thereof.
A medical or dental degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, or a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant discipline (e.g. Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Human Biology), provided that all applicants have studied human anatomy as a significant part of their undergraduate degree.
Intercalating Medical and Dental Applicants
Intercalating medical and dental students within QUB will be considered if they have successfully completed the third year of their course at first attempt and achieved at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree standard. Intercalating applicants should also ensure they have permission to intercalate from either the Director of Medical Education or Dentistry as appropriate.
An external medical or dental student wishing to intercalate must have successfully completed all assessments at first attempt for the year in which they are applying. External intercalating applicants should also ensure they have the permission of the Head of Undergraduate Medical/Dental Education or equivalent from their home University.
• Applicants who are currently studying an overseas Medical (e.g. MBBS or MbChB) or Dental degree at a recognised institution acceptable to the University, may apply.
• Applicants must have passed all assessments at first attempt for the year in which they are applying, normally 3rd year for those completing a 5 year programme or 4th year for those completing a 6 year programme.
• Applicants may be required to provide details of the medical or dental curriculum they are studying in order to confirm compatibility.
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.
English Language Requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
• Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
• Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.
Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 31st July 2023 for courses which commence in late September. In the event that any programme receives a high number of applications, the University reserves the right to close the application portal. Notifications to this effect will appear on the Direct Application Portal against the programme application page.#
Please note: A deposit will be required to secure a place on this course.
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted online via the Postgraduate Applications Portal for admission to the vast majority of postgraduate programmes.
New applicants will need to register via the Portal to create an application account. If you are already a Queen's student with an active Qsis account, you can log in using your student number and Qsis password. Guidance on how to complete an application is provided within the Portal and it is possible to save application data and return to complete it at a later date, if you wish. After core details about yourself and your academic background have been provided, you can submit an application, or multiple applications, if required.
If you applied in a previous cycle through the Portal and are re-applying, you should use your previous log in details. Please review and update your personal and contact details, academic and professional qualifications before submitting a new application.
Important – please ensure that the email address you provide is correct and active, as this will be used by us to communicate the progress of your application to you.
1 year (Full Time)
Post Course Info
This programme will support career development for trainees in many medical specialties and those from the allied health professionals undertaking continued professional development. It would also be of benefit to those wishing to engage in a career as an anatomy teacher.