Human Anatomy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • English (book IELTS)
University rank #187 (WUR) ,
Join the anatomy course in our Queen's Award winning centre and dissect Thiel embalmed bodies, which are flexible and mimic the real life situation.


The advantages of coming to Dundee include the following:

  • the use of Thiel cadavers: a fantastic opportunity to study gross anatomy in a highly functional context due to their flexibility and realism
  • the ability to combine your anatomy course with a variety of associated skills (anatomical preservation techniques, medical education)
  • the opportunity to carry out self-directed original research in an anatomical field
  • The adoption of the Thiel method has allowed Dundee to offer not only much more realistic anatomical training, but also a whole new range of research possibilities.
  • Good relationships within the university allow research projects to be carried out in the fields of applied anatomy, embryology, histology, medicine, dentistry, or biomechanics, from staff who have international reputations in both practice and research.

Programme Structure

Both semesters 1 and 2 have a strong emphasis on gross anatomy through whole body dissection, where you will be working in groups of no more than four per cadaver. In Semester 1, you will also be studying embryology and developmental anatomy and will have a choice of one of three optional modules in either anatomical techniques, medical education or biomechanics. Semester 2 has modules in neuroanatomy and a creative module in a clinical topic.

Semester 3 allows students to focus on an independent and novel research project, either practical or literature based, in one of the following areas:

  • Thiel cadaveric anatomy
  • The anatomy of a specific region of clinical/surgical interest
  • Functional anatomy
  • Anatomy and biomechanics
  • Education

The research project is normally carried out at the University of Dundee, but there may be opportunities to complete this at your home institution under certain circumstances.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


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Academic Requirements

  • First degree in a Life Sciences, Medicine or Dentistry, or related subject. Minimum equivalent to upper second class honours.
  • English Language Requirement: IELTS Overall 6.5

Tuition Fee

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    17950 GBP/year
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    Based on the original amount of 17950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    17950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17950 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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