MSc Clinical Anatomy and Education

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.

MSc in Clinical Anatomy and Education 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


Tuition Fees Home / EU Students: 

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

Tuition Fees Overseas Students:

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

Course Structure

This programme offers a combination 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.

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 module
  • Research Approaches in Health Professions Education module

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.

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