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PgDip, PgCert Online

Anatomical Sciences (Online Learning)

The University of Edinburgh

24 months
5735 GBP/year
5735 GBP/year
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This Anatomical Sciences (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh is a unique opportunity for students who want to explore aspects of human anatomy through the flexibility of an online learning programme. 

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This is a postgraduate level qualification for medical, biomedical, allied health professionals and those in holistic practice with an interest in human anatomy. The programme draws upon the highly regarded teaching and research staff within the University.

This Anatomical Sciences (Online Learning) programme at The University of Edinburgh  is delivered entirely online and consequently relies on the use of IT, for example through the use of email, audio visual material, discussion forums and various other interactive resources. All of our courses use innovative teaching methods to provide students with key transferable skills in addition to a solid foundation of anatomical knowledge.

Our online learning system lets you work entirely from your own home location. This will enhance your learning experience and working knowledge while rewarding you with a highly regarded qualification.

Career opportunities 

This programme has been designed not only to help you gain a highly regarded qualification, but also to provide you with a set of major transferable skills, which will be relevant to your current career, further study or simply increase your long-term career prospects.

Programme Structure

PG Certificate (1 year part-time, 2-years intermittent study)

Courses include:

  • Fundamental Human Anatomy 1 - including the upper and lower limbs, back and pelvis
  • Fundamental Human Anatomy 2 - including thorax, abdomen, head and neck
  • Embryology - human development
  • Neuroanatomy - nervous system 

PG Diploma (2 years part-time, 4 years intermittent study)

In addition to completing all the Certificate courses in Year 1, you will extend your anatomical knowledge with courses in:

  • Advanced Human Anatomy 1 - more detailed study of anatomy previously examined incorporating anatomical principles
  • Advanced Human Anatomy 2
  • Histology - microscopic anatomy

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a medical, biomedical, or relevant bioscience topic.
  • We may also consider your application if you are in a profession allied to medicine or have relevant work experience; please contact the programme team to check before you apply. You may be admitted to the Professional Development Programme in the first instance with a view to joining the Postgraduate Certificate after satisfactory performance.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    5735 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5735 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • PgDip, PgCert, PgProfDev: 10 credits £960; 20 credits £1,915 


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