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Anatomical Sciences (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Dundee, United Kingdom
The Anatomical Sciences (Hons) programme from University of Dundee will introduce you in the study of the structure of the body and the relationship of organs and tissues at a gross (whole organ) and microscopic level (histology). 


It forms the basis of studies in physiology, biochemistry and related biomedical sciences. Sub-disciplines of anatomy include: developmental biology (embryology), neuroanatomy, osteology (bones) and cell biology.

A major feature of the Anatomical Sciences (Hons) programme from University of Dundee is the emphasis on hands-on practical human anatomy. We are continuously striving to improve our teaching and have been active in developing teaching software to help deliver both lecture and practical material.

There are regular meetings of staff-student liaison committees. While this provides a forum for formal contact, there is also opportunity for informal contact between you and academic staff, whom you will find friendly and approachable.

How you will be taught

We use a variety of teaching methods, with lectures and practicals forming the core. In addition, we use workshops, tutorials, computer-aided learning, and field excursions, as appropriate to each module.


As a graduate in anatomical sciences you will have an excellent grounding for a career in, or further training for, biomedicine and related fields including clinical laboratory medicine and forensic science.

Many of you will contribute to a better understanding of the basis of human disease, taking higher degrees and then going on to careers in biomedical research. You will also be welcomed into applied research and development in the biotechnology industries. Some of you will go on to teach in schools and universities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • cell and developmental biology
  • cancer research 
  • functional and applied anatomy 
  • cytoskeletal function 
  • cellular signalling
  • biomedical imaging 
  • functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system 
  • neuroanatomy
  • medical education
  • surgical anatomy
  • anatomy of sports injuries and training methods

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) 
  • GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) 
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    20950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20950 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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