MSc in Clinical Anatomy

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About the course

The MSc in Clinical Anatomy 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.

Key Facts

Tuition Fees

UK/EU: £7,350 full-time / £3,675 (year 1 fee) part-time (2 years) / £2,450 (year 1 fee) part-time (3 years)
Part time: (20 credits) (60 credits) (90 credits)

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Overseas: £20,300 full-time / £10,150 (year 1 fee) part-time (2 years) / £6,767 (year 1 fee) part-time (3 years)

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

The clinical anatomy programme offers a mix of core modules and electives, giving you the opportunity to develop fundamental anatomical knowledge whilst also enhancing your skills in specialist areas of interest.   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

Research electives:

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

Anatomy electives:

  • Tissues of the Body
  • Hard Tissue Biology
  • Human Evolutionary Anatomy
Education electives:
  • Learning and Teaching
  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Contemporary Issues in Health Professions Education

For more information on modules and teaching methods, click here.

* 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.