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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

£29,300 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 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. Units in the second year emphasise functional and 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 discipline-specific and transferable skills for future employment. Applied Anatomy BSc graduates enter a wide range of career paths and use their skills in a variety of fields including research, professions allied to health, journalism, and education.

Our graduates go on to pursue a PhD or an MSc degree in anatomy, biomedical sciences, clinical sciences or imaging. Many of our graduates go on to study medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry. Other graduates choose to use their transferable skills in non-scientific careers.

You will learn in a friendly and vibrant environment by enthusiastic teaching staff and have access to many student study spaces, anatomy museums, imaging suite, and a wide range of online resources to supplement your learning.

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 have the rare opportunity to undertake a full body dissection. You will also apply your existing anatomical knowledge in the context of diagnostic imaging of normal and abnormal tissue through a variety of diagnostic imaging modalities.

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 where you are able to choose a topic which potentially supports 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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