M.Sc. On Campus

Visualisation - Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy

12 months
29340 GBP/year
12240 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Accredited by the Institute of Medical Illustrators, the MSc in Visualisation - Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy is a one-year taught postgraduate programme offered by the School of Simulation and Visualisation (SimVis) at The Glasgow School of Art in collaboration with the Anatomy department in the School of Life Sciences, University of Glasgow. 


Key facts

The MSc Visualisation - Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy programme from The Glasgow School of Art is delivered over one year (45 weeks) in 3 Stages. Students undertaking the programme will split their time equally between the University of Glasgow and The Glasgow School of Art. The programme is delivered as two core areas - digital technologies applied to medical visualisation (delivered by the School of Simulation and Visualisation in Stage 1) and human anatomy (delivered at the School of Life Sciences Anatomy Facility in Stage 2). In Stage 3, students work towards a large-scale self-directed final project, supported by supervisors from both SimVis and GU.

The course presents a unique opportunity to combine actual cadaveric dissection with 3D digital reconstruction, interaction, visualisation and medical illustration using state of the art virtual reality facilities. It allows students to examine human anatomy, and to reconstruct it in a real-time 3D environment for use in education, simulation, and training. This Masters programme provides an ideal opportunity for enhancement of research into human anatomy, diagnostics, simulation, and visualisation.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • 3D Modelling
  • Interactive Medical Visualisation
  • Volumetric Visualisation
  • Anatomy
  • Structure and function of the human body
  • Cadaveric dissection techniques

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Application Form 
  • Personal Statement (approx. 500 words)
  • Evidence of Academic Qualifications (Certified photocopies/Transcripts)
  • Academic References (1 or 2)
  • Evidence of English Language Proficiency e.g. IELTS (if appropriate)
  • Copy of Passport (if appropriate)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    29340 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 29340 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    12240 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12240 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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