12 months
24500 GBP/year
10800 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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If you are interested in developing a deep understanding of the clinical anatomy of the human body, and to acquire skills in teaching and assessing clinical anatomy, the MSc in Clinical Anatomy and Education at the University of York is ideal.

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This MSc in Clinical Anatomy and Education at the University of York  combines the core modules from the MSc in Clinical Anatomy programme with our Higher Education Academy-accredited MSc in Health Professions Education programme – putting you on a pathway to become an Associate Fellow of the Academy and gain the right to use the post-nominal letters AFHEA.

Unlike a basic anatomy course, this programme will allow you to develop a deep understanding of the complex nature of the human body and how that relates to clinical practice – so you can effectively evaluate, diagnose and treat illnesses in your future career.

You will also be trained in pedagogical techniques that will equip you with the skills to teach anatomy to students and healthcare professionals in your future clinical career.

The programme is built around core dissection-based modules covering the whole body. You will carry out whole-body dissection in small teaching groups during formal dissection sessions, and at your own pace in your own self-directed learning time, using cadavers embalmbed with both Thiel, that ensures material is as close to living tissue as possible, and Formalin, that keeps the material in defined anatomical relationships.

This programme also provides a comprehensive professional education that focuses on developing teachers and researchers of anatomy. You can choose from a range of Education electives, where you will study alongside students on the MSc in Health Professions Education programme, accredited by the Higher Education Academy. Your research project/dissertation will also cover an educational topic.

You will have the unique opportunity to learn from experts in their field who are at the forefront of new developments in clinical anatomy and health professions education, as well as visiting surgeons and consultants. As well as learning from their expertise, you will be challenged to think differently and learn skills to become a self-directed learner as you continue to develop your anatomy knowledge throughout your clinical career – and ultimately make a difference to patients’ lives.


Students on these programmes come from a diverse range of backgrounds and go on to develop careers in surgery, clinical practice and allied health disciplines. This programme is also invaluable if you are a practising clinician or healthcare professional considering an academic career or a career in medical education.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical anatomy of the trunk
  • Clinical anatomy of the limbs and spine
  • Clinical anatomy of the head and neck
  • Research project/dissertation 
  • Learning and teaching
  • Anatomy pedagogy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have a 2:1 (Hons) degree in Biomedical Science, Anatomical Science, Veterinary Medicine, Zoology or a related subject, to include training in human or mammalian biology with considerable emphasis on anatomy.
  • Intercalating medical students must have successfully completed a minimum of three years of an MB BS or comparable medical qualification.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10800 GBP per year during 12 months.

UK (home) tution fees 

  • Part time (2 years): £5,400
  • Part time (3 years): £3,600

International (including EU) fees 

  • Part time (2 years): £12,250
  • Part time (3 years): £8,167

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 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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