Taught course

Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy

Glasgow School of Art · Digital Design Studio

Entry requirements

All applicants will be expected to have a good first degree (2:1 or 1st) in any of the following areas: > medical, biomedical science disciplines (including forensic related specialties), anatomy, physiology, molecular biological degrees, and health professionals > computer science, 3D visualization, computer graphics, mathematics, and physics > employees from commercial organisations involved in designing, developing and marketing healthcare related products

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy is a one-year taught postgraduate programme offered by the School of Simulation and Visualisation at The Glasgow School of Art in collaboration with the Laboratory of Human Anatomy, University of Glasgow.

The course presents a unique opportunity to combine actual cadaveric dissection with 3D digital reconstruction, interaction and visualisation using state of the art virtual reality facilities. It allows students to examine human anatomy, and to reconstruct it in a real-time 3D environment for use in education, simulation, and training. This Masters programme provides an ideal opportunity for enhancement of research into human anatomy, diagnostics, simulation, and visualisation, and is accredited by the Institute of Medical Illustrators.

Information for international students

For this programme we require international students to have language proficiency of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Please refer to Glasgow School of Art's



Qualification and course duration


full time
4 months


full time
8 months


full time
12 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations10
Written coursework / continuous assessment40
Creative work5
Professional practice15
Dissertation30 (10000 words)

Course contact details

Avril McAllister
+44 (0)141 566 1478