Clinical Anatomy

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.

Please note a deposit will be required to secure a place.

Course Structure
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.

Subjects taught

The information below is intended as an example only, featuring module details for the current year of study (2023/24). Modules are reviewed on an annual basis and may be subject to future changes – revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

Year 1
Core Modules
Applied Anatomy of the Trunk (40 credits)
Applied Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Brain (40 credits)
Applied anatomy of the Limbs and Back (40 credits)
Anatomy Project (60 credits)

Entry requirements

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:
An external medical or dental student wishing to intercalate will be considered if:
a) They have successfully completed all assessments at first attempt for the year in which they are applying.
b) Achieved at least an overall Upper Second Class Honours degree standard as determined by their University

Applicants are advised to apply as early as possible and ideally no later than 31st July 2024 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.

Please note: A deposit will be required to secure a place on this course.


1 year (Full Time)

Enrolment dates

Entry Year: 2024/25

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Career Prospects
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.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters at UK Level 7

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    Full time,Daytime

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