M.Sc. On Campus

Human Anatomy

University of Dundee

12 months
19900 GBP/year
19900 GBP/year
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In the Human Anatomy MSc from University of Dundee you will learn about human anatomy by carrying out full body dissection on Thiel embalmed cadavers.



Our Human Anatomy MSc from University of Dundee will give you a deep and thorough understanding of human, clinical, functional, and applied anatomy.

By carrying out full body dissection on Thiel embalmed cadavers, you will gain an in-depth understanding of human anatomy. These cadavers are soft-fix, which means they retain real-life qualities, including colour, tissue quality, and flexibility. This makes dissection easier, functional, and much more realistic.

Practical anatomical techniques that you'll carry out include:

  • developing an innovative student online learning resource
  • cutting, staining and mounting a good quality histology slide
  • producing a sheet plastinated specimen
  • learning how to embalm

You will also learn about other anatomical sciences such as embryology and neuroanatomy. You can combine your interest in anatomy with other skills such as anatomical preservation techniques, biomechanics, or your learning and teaching practice. 

You will have access to our flexible teaching space, our anatomy museum, and a range of online resources, some of which were produced by our own students.


You will be taught using various methods including:

  • lectures
  • whole body dissection (in small groups of 3-4 people)
  • practical labs
  • group work
  • demonstrations
  • tutorials

You will carry out an original research project, presenting your work both at a seminar and as a written dissertation, which will be carried out under the supervision of one of our expert anatomy staff.


Our course is designed to produce confident, intellectual, critical thinkers, with excellent anatomical knowledge and skills, and the ability to solve difficult problems. You should also develop a keen level of ethics and integrity through interaction with our body donors.

Our graduates are largely in the medical or allied professions. Once graduated, you can go on to work as:

  • medical doctors or surgeons
  • dental surgeons
  • physiotherapists
  • university academics
  • school teachers
  • medical laboratory technicians

You could also work in:

  • digital anatomical resource companies
  • medical sales companies

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Embryology and Developmental Anatomy
  • Human Gross Anatomy
  • Clinical and Surgical Anatomy Topics
  • Neuroanatomy 
  • Rigid Body Mechanics
  • Learning and Teaching in Medical Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

First degree in a Life Sciences, Medicine or Dentistry, or related subject. Minimum equivalent to upper second class honours.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19900 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 19900 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    19900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19900 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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