Taught course

Medical Science (Anatomical Sciences)

Keele University · School of Medicine

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Entry requirements

This degree is designed for those individuals who are undertaking a Keele or other UK undergraduate Medical Degree course and wishing to take a year out of their studies to pursue a thorough grounding of scientific enquiry in the anatomical sciences and research methodologies relevant to experimental and clinical sciences.

Students with relevant non-clinical backgrounds (e.g. previous undergraduate/postgraduate study of anatomy or related sciences) will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This anatomy program has been designed to facilitate the learning of the generic skills and knowledge essential to successful higher clinical practice and careers in academic medicine by applying the principles of the scientific method to studies in both anatomical research and clinically-applied anatomy.

Closing date for Applications is the 30th June.


Teaching takes place in the anatomy dissecting rooms and surgical training suite, multiuser and physiotherapy laboratories, seminar rooms and IT facilities. A wide range of clinical and scientific staff contribute to the courses.


The taught modules are assessed in a variety of ways including, for example, written assignments/essays to hand in, PowerPoint presentations, anatomy viva, ultrasound practical skills assessment. The research project requires writing a mini thesis to include literature review, methods, results and discussion.


The list of modules below are offered in the 2019/20 academic year. We expect to offer the same modules in the future but this may change due to staff availability. If the modules change we will inform you during the admissions process.

Core modules (as of 2019/20): Applied Clinical Anatomy 1, Applied Surgical, Anatomy, Applied Morphological Techniques Imaging and Research Methods and Statistics.

Optional modules (as of 2019/20 - three to be taken):
Neuroanatomy, Dynamic Ultrasound Imaging, Psychosocial Aspects of Pain, Cell Tissue and Engineering, Statistics and Epidemiology, Stem Cells and Medical Education.

Information for international students


IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component. The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.

International students can also chose to study a Pre-Masters programme at the University.

During your degree programme you can study additional English language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Fees and funding

The University is committed to rewarding excellence and potential. Each year we offer a range of prestigious scholarships;

UK/EU students - more information on scholarships and funding

International students - more information on scholarships and funding

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMedSci
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Luke Welsh
01782 733633