2023 entry

BSc Applied Anatomy (B112)

Course overview

BSc Applied Anatomy (B112)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: ABB

A-level contextual offer: BBC

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS


£9,250 per year, home students

£27,200 per year, international students

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Clifton campus

Our teaching philosophy delivers a practical, hands-on and student-centred approach to all aspects of learning. The course will facilitate your journey from school leaver to independent critical thinker and anatomist.

Year one introduces the principles of comparative anatomy and the structure of the major mammalian body systems. Teaching involves some dissection and study of human and animal prosected cadaveric specimens.

Year two covers detailed medical human and veterinary anatomy. It also provides you the opportunity to further your existing anatomical knowledge and understanding by exploring the dissection of cadaveric specimens, and allows you to specialise in medical or veterinary anatomy by dissection. Units in the second year emphasise clinical relevance and application throughout.

In year three you will follow a seminar-based unit in which you will be actively involved in expert-led discussion of the latest anatomical research. The key focus of this year is an original research project aligned to your future ambitions. Our unit in research skills will give you all the tools you need to complete your project.

A personal and professional development theme runs through the course and equips you with essential transferable skills for future employment. Applied Anatomy BSc graduates use their skills in a variety of fields including research, professions allied to health, and education.

Course structure

In year one you will study Anatomical Sciences, which explore the principles of vertebrate design with an emphasis on structure-function relationships and comparative anatomy. Alongside these units you will also study Physiology, Functional Neuroanatomy, and Introduction to Neuroscience.

In year two you will further your existing anatomical knowledge with detailed prosection-based units, Human Anatomy and Vet Anatomy. You will undertake the Anatomy by Dissection unit, where you will work in small groups taking turns over the course of the unit to lead the group dissection and are wholly involved in the selection, planning, and performing of the dissection. You will also undertake the Visualising Anatomy through Imaging unit, where you will apply your existing anatomical knowledge in the context of diagnostic imaging of normal and abnormal tissue through a variety of diagnostic imaging modalities, underlying principles of technique, and further application.

In year three you follow a seminar-based unit where you will be actively involved in expert-led discussion of the latest anatomical research. The teaching explores two key themes; normal function of, and aging and dysfunction of, the mammalian body. The highlight of this year is an original research project, which can be clinically-related anatomical investigation, laboratory-based scientific study or anatomically-themed educational research, and you are invited to choose your topic which best fits your interests and career aspirations.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

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Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

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English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

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