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Human Anatomy MSc

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MSc Human Anatomy - 1 Year (Full-time)

Fees & costs information

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Successful applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £200 before an unconditional offer can be made. This will be offset against tuition fees upon entry to the programme.

You will be responsible for securing funding to cover all your tuition fees, additional fees and living costs for the duration of your studies. For guidelines on living costs see:

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Contact information
Gordon Findlater (Programme Director)
Phone: +44 (0)131 650 2997
Address: Postgraduate Office
College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Chancellor's Building
Little France
EH16 4SB

Our programme aims to improve your theoretical and practical knowledge of human anatomy and to develop your skills as an effective teacher of this subject.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in biological, veterinary or medical sciences.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)

If you completed a CAE or CPE before January 2015 please contact the Admissions Office for the accepted grades.

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How to apply

You must submit a reference with your application.

The application deadline for the next intake is:

Programme start date Application deadline
14 September 2015 3 August 2015

We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or will require a visa. We may consider late applications if we have places available.

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Programme description

This programme has two main strands. One is the in-depth study of the anatomy of the human body. This will involve the dissection of a human body over two semesters. The other is the development of different methods for teaching human anatomy.

Complementing these strands will be a lecture-based, embryology course providing you with an understanding of normal, human development and how normal development can go wrong, manifested in commonly observed congenital abnormalities.

You will also study health and safety, and legal aspects of handling the body, and an introduction to the ethics of using bodies in medical education.

The teaching component of the programme will introduce students to the various methods used in teaching anatomy, and their effectiveness. This will involve preparing and carrying out a teaching session to both small and large groups of students.

Programme structure

Teaching is by lectures, seminars and tutorials. The dissection component of the course will be largely self-directed but with regular lectures to complement the practical work.

There will be an opportunity to put into practice what is being learned in the teaching module by teaching students on the medical degree course. There will also be guest lectures by experts in their specific field to complement the lecture course.

You have the option to finish after the second semester and graduate with a Diploma in Human Anatomy. Alternatively, to gain your masters, you need to complete a project that can be either library-based or practical- or laboratory-based.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to help you understand and teach human anatomy.

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