MSc in Clinical Anatomy and Education

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About the course

The MSc in Clinical Anatomy and education is designed to provide advanced training in clinically applied human anatomy. The programme is built around core dissection-based modules and offers you the opportunity to conduct whole body dissection in a newly developed Thiel embalmed and plastination facility. 

You can tailor the programme to suit your individual interests and will learn from expert tutors as well as experienced clinicians. This programme is designed especially for intercalated medical students, anatomy teachers, trainee surgeons, physiotherapists, sports scientists and other health professionals.

In addition to developing advanced anatomical skills and knowledge, this programme provides a comprehensive professional education that focuses on developing teachers and researchers of anatomy. You will be trained in pedagogical techniques that will allow you to teach anatomy to students and health care professionals.

Key facts

Tuition fees

For information on fees and funding, please see the HYMS website.

Scholarships are available for this programme, to find out more, please visit:

More information on fees can be found in the funding information section of this page.

Application deadlines

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Entry requirements

Applicants to the MSc in Clinical Anatomy / Clinical Anatomy with Education must have previous training in human or mammalian biology. (e.g. graduates from medical, biomedical, anatomical science, veterinary medicine, and zoology backgrounds).

Intercalating students must have successfully completed of a minimum of three years of an MB BS or comparable medical qualification.

International students

Please see the HYMS website for details

Study information

This programme offers a mix of core and elective modules, giving you the opportunity to develop fundamental anatomical knowledge whilst also allowing you to specialise in specific topics suited to your professional interests. Due to the education element of this programme, two of your electives should be education modules.

Core modules include:

  • Clinical anatomy of the limbs and spine
  • Clinical anatomy of the trunk
  • Clinical anatomy of the head, neck and brain
  • Research Project/Dissertation

Education Electives:

  • Learning and Teaching
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education

Research Electives:

  • Research Methods & Statistics module
  • Research Approaches in Health Professions Education module

Anatomy Electives:

  • Tissues of the Body
  • Hard Tissue Biology
  • Human Evolutionary Anatomy 

* All modules are subject to availability.

Funding information

Future prospects

This programme will enable you to develop advanced anatomical skills and knowledge through the application of topographical, biomechanical and educational knowledge to translate the experience of handling cadaveric anatomy to the functional anatomy of the living person.

You will learn to critically appraise and reflectively apply advanced anatomical acumen to inform clinical decision making. The programme will develop your knowledge and skills to undertake and deliver high quality research in clinical anatomy and related disciplines.

This MSc also prepares you for further study at PhD level. Staff in the Hull York Medical School (HYMS) have a wide range of expertise meaning they can support a variety of research topics.