Research course


University of Bristol · Department of Anatomy
PhDMDMSc by research

Entry requirements

For the PhD, an upper second-class honours degree or MSc is required. For the MD, we require the applicant to have completed the MBChB.

Months of entry

January, December, November, October, September, August, July, June, May, April, March, February

Course content

Research within the Centre for Applied Anatomy (CAA) is internationally recognised and focuses on cancer biology, developmental biology and neuroendocrinology.

The CAA has excellent facilities, including the Vesalius Centre, which houses a state-of-the-art clinical anatomy suite with opportunities to use unfixed human tissue for both research and training purposes. This centre provides a wide range of opportunities for translational research (eg in the design and evaluation of medical implants or surgical procedures), strengthening links with the Schools of Clinical Sciences and Veterinary Sciences. The centre also has access to the Wolfson Bioimaging Facility.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36-48 months
part time
72 months


part time
48 months
full time
24 months

MSc by research

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

+44 (0) 117 331 1676