M.Sc. On Campus

Clinical Anatomy

The University of Edinburgh

12 months
31100 GBP/year
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The Clinical Anatomy programme at The University of Edinburgh is tailored specifically for intercalating medical or dental students.


Human anatomy is a core component of undergraduate medical degree programmes, as well as programmes allied to medicine such as radiography and physiotherapy.

However, the relative amount of anatomy taught on these programmes is considerably less than in years gone by, and there are limited opportunities across the UK (and further afield) for medical and dental students to gain an in-depth knowledge of human anatomy beyond their core programmes.

We have established this programme not only to directly address this deficiency but also to offer an opportunity for graduate entry intercalating medical/dental students to significantly enhance their clinically-relevant anatomical knowledge and research skills.


There are three main aims of the Clinical Anatomy programme at The University of Edinburgh, providing you with:

  • the opportunity to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of clinically-related human anatomy by dissection
  • a comprehensive understanding of the anatomical basis of clinical subjects, including surgery, radiology and histology
  • experience of undertaking a cutting-edge anatomically/clinically-related research project

The programme’s principal educational and clinical aims are specifically to give you thorough knowledge in all aspects of anatomy, including:

  • gross anatomy
  • embryology
  • neuroanatomy
  • anatomical imaging

You will also gain knowledge in clinical related subjects including radiology, histology and surgery, to the level of being competent to teach these elements to medical students and to students in professions allied to medicine.

Career opportunities

We anticipate that you will return to your medical/dental studies on completion of the programme, and utilise your new knowledge and skills to accelerate your clinical career and widen your career options.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
  • Basic Human Anatomy, Imaging and Embryology 
  • Surgery, Radiology and Histology 
  • Anatomy Law and Ethics 
Semester 2
  • Basic Human Anatomy, Imaging and Embryology 
  • Surgery, Radiology and Histology
  • Neuroanatomy 
Semester 3
  • Dissertation 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 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 be currently studying for a MBChB, MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery), BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or equivalent and have gained either of the following:

  • a UK 2:1 honours degree or its international equivalent, or;
  • at least three years of study and 360 credits gained from a MBChB, MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery), BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or equivalent.

You must demonstrate successful completion of all assessed work at a pass level of 60% or above, at first attempt.

Personal statements will be considered a key criterion in the assessment of your application. Your personal statement should demonstrate your knowledge and experience of research and the research process.

Due to limited places, entry to this programmes is highly competitive. Meeting the minimum requirements for consideration does not guarantee an offer of study.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31100 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Home fees have still to be agreed

Living costs for Edinburgh

725 - 1167 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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