Taught course

Medical Art

University of Dundee · School of Science and Engineering

Entry requirements

First or upper second class honours degree in Art/Design or related medical/anatomical science. All applicants must provide evidence of artwork, in the form of a portfolio on CD, which you should submit with your application. Relevant professional experience will be taken into account if you have no graduate qualifications.

Months of entry


Course content

This highly innovative one-year taught Masters course employs highly specialised tutors from scientific backgrounds alongside experienced medical art supervisors.

The MSc in Medical Art is a unique Master's Programme created in response to the need for transition from a variety of undergraduate degrees to specialist practice within the contemporary medical art field. The MSc aims to provide expertise for those intending to work at the leading edge of the medical art profession and is a supportive environment to nurture innovative and creative ideas. Course lecturers work closely with the NHS, the Institution of Medical Illustrators and the Medical Artists' Association.

This course will benefit artists with specific interests in the medical and forensic applications of visual art.

It will also provide a postgraduate qualification for police artists, and medical artists working in the NHS, who are seeking validation or further specialisation of existing skills to conform with medico-legal procedures and for registration with relevant professional bodies.

The course is delivered through a variety of methods including lectures (both face to face and online), practical sessions in the studio and dissection room, and small group discussions with an encouragement into debate and theoretical solutions to current problems.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Caroline Erolin
+44 (0)1382 388352