MSc Clinical Anatomy

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.

MSc in Clinical Anatomy At a Glance


All core modules are delivered at the University of Hull. Some electives are available online or at the University of York.



  • Full time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 3 years

Fees Home / EU Students:

  • Full-time £7,350
  • Part-time (2 years) £3,675 (year 1 fee)
  • Part-time (3 years) £2,450 (year 1 fee)

Fees Overseas Students

  • Full-time - £20,300
  • Part-time (2 years) £10,150 (year 1 fee)
  • Part-time (3 years) £6,767 (year 1 fee)


Course Outline 

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.


 Course Structure

The clinical anatomy programmes offer 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:

  • 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:

  • Clinical Microanatomy
  • Hard Tissue Biology
  • Human Evolutionary Anatomy

Education electives:

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

* Students completing the MSc in Clinical Anatomy and Education should select two education electives

Scholarships and Funding

HYMS is offering three competitive scholarships for 2017-18 entry Clinical Anatomy or Clinical Anatomy and Education offer holders.

Intercalation Scholarship £2,500

Home/ EU Scholarship £2,500

Overseas Scholarship £17,475

Please complete the Scholarship application form for consideration. You must be an offer holder to have your application considered.

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.

English Language requirements

English Language requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate evidence of proficiency in English Language as follows: IELTS: 6.5 (in the academic test, with minimum score of 6.0 in all four language competences: Listening, reading, speaking and writing).

How to Apply

Applications should be made through the University of York online application portal.

Click here to apply for the MSc in Clinical Anatomy

Click here to apply for the MSc in Clinical Anatomy and Education

Applications for these programmes should be submitted by 31st July 2017.