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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, and applications are invited from any students who have studied cadaveric anatomy within their first degree.

We have also launched a blended learning approach to achieving a PgCert or PgDip in Clinical Anatomy for working doctors. This involves online learning plus a two-day residential course.

Interested applicants should also refer to the PgCert or PgDip course websites for more information.

Why Queen's?
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.

Teaching will be based in the Centre for Biomedical Sciences Education, whose staff have won seven Queen's University Teaching Awards in recent years.

Entry requirements

A medical (MB) or dental degree (BDS) or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, or a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant discipline (eg Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Human Biology). All applicants must have studied human anatomy as a significant part of their undergraduate degree. If the number of applicants exceeds the course capacity, the School may undertake interviews as part of the selection process.

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. 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). For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

English for University Study - 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


1 year full-time, 3 years part-time.

Learning and Teaching
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 course classes on this course and a number of practical learning methods including; lectures, e-learning opportunities, practicals, self-directed study and one-to-one training.

We have also launched a blended learning approach to achieving aPgCert or PgDip in Clinical Anatomy for working doctors. This involves online learning plus a two-day residential course.

Careers or further progression

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.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Further enquiries

Postgraduate and Professional Development
Health Sciences Building School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Tel: 9097 2615

Subjects taught

Anatomy Modules:
•Applied Anatomy of the Trunk
•Applied Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Brain
•Applied Anatomy of the Limbs and Back
•Evolution of the Human Body
•Special Topics in Microscopic Anatomy
•Special Topics in Embryology
•Anatomy Project

Module options available.

Assessment method

Assessment & Feedback
The assessment used will depend upon the teaching methodologies used in each module. In general it will involve short answer/single best answer tests, practical assessments, log books and portfolio as appropriate.

Application date

Postgraduate Taught

In general, there are no closing dates for the majority of courses (those with closing dates will be highlighted in the Course Finder). However we advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

Postgraduate Research

There is no standard closing date. You should however check both the University’s website and refer to the relevant School/Institute webpage for information on deadline dates for postgraduate funding applications, as these will also determine when your application for admission should be submitted.

Enrolment and start dates

Year of entry: 2017

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