University of Birmingham

University of Birmingham

Functional and Clinical Anatomy

This programme offers the opportunity to study functional, comparative and clinical anatomy to a higher level of critical understanding. Advanced skills in learning as well as practical skills used during this programme will support your career development and introduce you to higher skills for clinical practice. It has been designed to allow participating students to maintain their clinical experience whilst studying for a highly relevant MSc level qualification.

Entry requirements

MBChB, MBBS or equivalent certificate in medicine, BDS or equivalent certificate in dental science. English requirements are: IELTS 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in any band, TOEFL 95 overall with no less than 22 in any band, or PTE Academic 67 in all four skills.

Course modules

There are 5 compulsory modules: Functional anatomy of the trunk and lower limb; functional anatomy of the upper limb, head and neck; dissection and decision making; research methods and appraisal of published work; dissertation based upon research. Students take 2 optional modules, these include: Anatomical and immunological basis of transplantation; anatomical basis of trauma management; inflammatory disease of joints.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include essays, extended matching set questions and short notes questions and a viva, with formative assessments offered in each of these forms. A final dissertation and presentation based upon original research is required for completion of this MSc.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships may be available to home and international students.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 4,185 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Part-time £ 4,185 per Academic year (overseas fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Edgbaston Campus Birmingham B15 2TU West Midlands

Key information

Postgraduate Enquiry Service
Telephone number: 
0121 414 5005