Postgraduate
MSc Human Anatomy

University College Cork

Course Overview


The MSc in Human Anatomy is a 12 months’ full-time programme which is uniquely designed to provide advanced training in clinically applied human anatomy.

While different pedagogies are used as part of this programme, cadaveric dissection is a crucial component of the course situated at the state of art FLAME laboratory.
The programme is designed to reinforce and advance the anatomical knowledge and dissection skills of the participants. Core modules will cover different anatomical sciences such as gross anatomy, neuroanatomy and human embryology. Elective modules are designed to accommodate students with different interests. Students taking the Anatomy Pedagogy module will be taught to develop and deliver innovative anatomical teaching methods which include the use of new technologies.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

12 Months Full-time (1 Year)


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options


Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,540

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • This is the first taught MSc in Human Anatomy in the Republic of Ireland. It has a large cadaver-based dissection component which will provide participants with a unique and exceptional opportunity to develop their dissection and anatomical knowledge on human material.
  • Students will develop and deliver innovative teaching methods, will receive hands-on practical experience in radiological modalities, will design and implement an independent anatomy-related research project.
  • It will be based in the FLAME Laboratory, the department's newly constructed state-of-the-art human anatomy research facility.
  • The variety of assessment methods experienced on this course will provide students with skills they can employ in future careers.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

  • Candidates will be required to hold an Honours Degree (NFQ level 8) with a minimum second class honours grade 2 (or equivalent) in a subject related to that of the MSc programme such as (but not exclusive to) healthcare, nursing, biomedical, bioengineering, pre-med or any biological science; OR Hold a Medical qualification of the NUI or an equivalent institution, and hold full professional registration with the Medical Council of Ireland or equivalent national regulatory body.
  • Applications will also be considered from registered nurses who completed their training prior to the introduction of Honours nursing degree programmes. Such candidates must hold full professional registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland (NMBI) or equivalent.
  • In exceptional circumstances applicants with an Honours Degree (NFQ level 8), with a minimum second class honours grade 2 (or equivalent), in a subject unrelated to that of the MSc, may be recommended for entry to the programme subject to the approval of the Programme Committee.

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET):
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): DET 110-115 + Skills Check.DET 120 or more eligible for full offer
IELTS Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 6.5 Minimum individual sections 6.5
TOEFL Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): TOEFL 90; Listening – 23; Reading – 21; Speaking – 22; Writing 23
CPE Cambridge Proficiency Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 176 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test
CAE Cambridge Advanced Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 176 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test
Pearson PTE Academic Minimum Requirements:
College of Medicine and Health: All Programmes (Except Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Studies): 63 Minimum individual sections 63
Trinity ISE:
Trinity ISE III with at least merit in each skill category

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects


Occupations associated with an MSc in Human Anatomy.
Occupations of graduates with an MSc in Human Anatomy will pursue a career within academic /allied health settings as a medical demonstrator, instructor, teaching fellow, prosector, technician. Also, lab-based careers in the medical device industry, as well as medical illustrator, are also potential occupations. This MSc is also suitable for those in medical or surgical fields to further their career as well as providing opportunities for those having completed a relevant undergraduate degree.

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