Postgraduate Programmes in Clinical Anatomy (subject to final approval)

This new programme aims to provide students with a greater understanding of advanced human anatomy including appropriate radiological anatomy, microscopic anatomy and embryology. The modules presented will emphasise clinically and surgically relevant anatomy, although they are not designed exclusively for clinicians, and applications are invited from any students who have studied some basic anatomy within their first degree.

Students will have access to human cadaveric teaching material in a purpose-built facility licensed by the Human Tissue Authority. Teaching will be based in the Centre for Biomedical Sciences Education, whose staff have won seven Queen’s University Teaching Awards in recent years

As well as a full Masters degree in Clinical Anatomy, PG Certificate and PG Diploma awards are also offered for those who have less time or wish only to study certain aspects of human anatomy.

  • Duration:        Both full-time and part-time. 

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Course Content

Core Modules:

  • Applied Anatomy of the Abdomen and Pelvis
  • Applied Anatomy of the Head and Neck
  • Applied Anatomy of the Limbs
  • Applied Anatomy of the Thorax
  • Dissertation (for Masters students only)

Optional Modules:

  • Current Medical Imaging
  • Educational Inquiry (open only to clinically qualified individuals)
  • Educational Leadership and Management (open only to clinically qualified individuals)
  • Evolution of the Human Body
  • Foundations of Clinical Teaching (open only to clinically qualified individuals)
  • Supporting and Assessing Students and Trainees (open only to clinically qualified individuals)

These programmes are subject to final approval and content is subject to change.

Entrance Qualifications

Applicants to the Programme will be required to hold a medical (MB) or dental degree (BDS) or a relevant BSc degree (e.g. Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Human Biology) at upper second class honours level.   If the number of applicants exceeds the course capacity, the School may undertake interviews as part of the selection process.

International applicants should present with at least one of the following qualifications:

  • an IELTS score of 6.5 with not less than 6.0 in each of the four components elements of listening, reading, speaking and writing and within the last 2 years;
  • a TOEFL score of 90+ (internet based test), taken within the last 2 years, with minimum component scores of Listening – 20, Reading – 19, Speaking – 21 and Writing – 20;
  • a valid certificate of Proficiency in English grade A or B;
  • a valid certificate of Advanced English grade A; or
  • a first or upper class honours degree from a university in the UK, Republic of Ireland or other suitability quality assured location in a country deemed by the UK Border Agency to be a majority English speaking.

How to Apply

Candidates should make applications through the Universities Online Admissions Portal .  Guidance is available on the University’s Prospective Student pages.

When applying please choose 'Medicine’ as your subject area/School.

For further advice on the application process at QUB please contact:

Admissions and Access Service
Lanyon North
Queen’s University Belfast
Tel: +44 (0)28 9097 5081

Further Information

Dr. Stephen McCullough
Centre for Biomedical Science Education
Telephone: +44 (0) 9097 2134

Further Information for International students

The University welcomes International Students each year.  Candidates may find the University’s  International Student Support Office website useful for finding out more about living and studying in Belfast.

Tuition Fees

For further information on Tuition Fees and payment options please refer to the University's webpages for Tuition Fees and Student Support Arrangements and to the Student Finance Framework 2013-14 (2013-14).


Graduate Prospects

This course will support career development for trainees in many medical specialties and those from the allied health professionals undertaking continued professional development. The course would also be of benefit to those wishing to engage in a career as an anatomy teacher.