This MSc in Clinical Anatomy aims to provide students with a greater understanding of advanced human anatomy including appropriate radiological anatomy, microscopic anatomy and embryology.
The modules presented emphasise clinically and surgically relevant anatomy, although they are not designed exclusively for clinicians.
Clinical Anatomy highlights
Queen's is one of the few medical schools in the UK where students have access to a world-class dissection suite.
World Class Facilities
- Queen's is one of the few medical schools in the UK where students have access to human cadaveric teaching material in a purpose-built facility licensed by the Human Tissue Authority (HTA).
Internationally Renowned Experts
- Teaching will be based in the Centre for Biomedical Sciences Education, whose staff have won seven Queen's University Teaching Awards in recent years.
Students undertake three taught modules (120 CATS) and the Anatomy Project is (60 CATS).
The MSc is awarded to students who successfully complete 120 CATS of taught modules and the Anatomy Project (60 CATS) = 180 CAT points.
A Diploma exit qualification is available for those students who have successfully completed 120 CAT points.
A Certificate exit qualification is available for those students who have successfully completed 60 CAT points.
Introduction Anatomy Modules:
Applied Anatomy of the Trunk
This module will cover theoretical and practical aspects of applied clinical anatomy of the regions of the thorax by the study of relevant human embalmed specimens and their radiology.
Applied Anatomy of the Head, Neck and Brain
This module will cover the applied/clinically relevant anatomy of the head and neck region, including the central nervous system and cranial nerves, by the study of human embalmed material and relevant radiology/imagery.
Applied Anatomy of the Limbs and Back
This module will cover the detailed anatomy of the upper and lower limbs and the back through the study of a range of human cadaveric specimens. Particular emphasis will be made on functional and clinical anatomy.
This module comprises a student-led piece of research/scholarly activity in the general field of anatomy, overseen by an academic supervisor. The research may be on any aspect of anatomical science including gross, microscopical, radiological, comparative or archaeological anatomy or any combination thereof.
People teaching you
Combination of either morning or afternoon teaching.
This programme will support career development for trainees in many medical specialties and those from the allied health professionals undertaking continued professional development. It would also be of benefit to those wishing to engage in a career as an anatomy teacher.
Learning and Teaching
Learning opportunities associated with this course are outlined below:
Queen's University Medical School has a long tradition of excellent medical education which is constantly updated in response to developments in medical science and practice. We aim to deliver a high quality course utilising innovative teaching methods and best practice to create a supportive environment designed to enable students to achieve their personal and academic potential.
There is a combination of classes on this course and a number of practical learning methods including; lectures, practicals, self-directed study and one-to-one training.
Assessments associated with the course are outlined below:
The assessment used will depend upon the teaching methodologies used in each module.
Formats of assessment include: written reports, specimen analyses, oral and poster presentations, practical examinations.
A medical or dental degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University, or a 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent qualification acceptable to the University in a relevant discipline (e.g. Anatomy, Biomedical Science, Human Biology), provided that all applicants have studied human anatomy as a significant part of their undergraduate degree.
Intercalating Medical and Dental Applicants
Intercalating medical and dental students within QUB will be considered if they have successfully completed the third year of their course at first attempt and achieved at least an Upper Second Class Honours degree standard. Intercalating applicants should also ensure they have permission to intercalate from either the Director of Medical Education or Dentistry as appropriate.
An external medical or dental student wishing to intercalate must have successfully completed all assessments at first attempt for the year in which they are applying. External intercalating applicants should also ensure they have the permission of the Head of Undergraduate Medical/Dental Education or equivalent from their home University.
• Applicants who are currently studying an overseas Medical (e.g. MBBS or MbChB) or Dental degree at a recognised institution acceptable to the University, may apply.
• Applicants must have passed all assessments at first attempt for the year in which they are applying, normally 3rd year for those completing a 5 year programme or 4th year for those completing a 6 year programme.
• Applicants may be required to provide details of the medical or dental curriculum they are studying in order to confirm compatibility.
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.
English Language Requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 6.0 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required. *Taken within the last 2 years.
International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.
For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.
If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.
- Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
- Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.
INTO - English Language Course(QSIS ELEMENT IS EMPTY)
Fees and Funding
Northern Ireland (NI) £6,140 England, Scotland or Wales (GB) £6,900 Other (non-UK) EU £6,140 International £20,800
All tuition fees quoted are for the academic year 2020-21. Tuition fees will be subject to an annual inflationary increase, unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Additional course costs
Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies.
Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.
Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs.
If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding.
Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen.
There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.
Clinical Anatomy costs
There are no specific additional course costs associated with this programme.
How do I fund my study?
The Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.
A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,609 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.
Information on scholarships for international students, is available at http://www.qub.ac.uk/International/International-students/International-scholarships/.
How to Apply
Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.
Queen's University Belfast Terms and Conditions.
Fees and Funding