BSc Applied Anatomy (B112)

2022 entry

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UCAS code B112
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £25,900 per year
  • International students: £25,900 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BSc Applied Anatomy

Our teaching philosophy delivers a practical, hands-on and student-centred approach to all aspects of learning. The course will facilitate your journey from school leaver to independent critical thinker and anatomist.

Year one introduces the principles of comparative anatomy and the structure of the major mammalian body systems. Teaching involves some dissection and study of human and animal prosected cadaveric specimens.

Year two covers detailed medical and veterinary anatomy and allows you to specialise in medical or veterinary anatomy by dissection. Units in the second year emphasise clinical relevance and application throughout.

In year three you will follow a seminar-based course in which you will be actively involved in expert-led discussion of the latest anatomical research. The key focus of this year is an original research project aligned to your future ambitions. Our course in research skills will give you all the tools you need to complete your project.

A personal and professional development theme runs through the degree course and equips you with essential transferable skills for future employment.

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Course structure

In year one, you will study Anatomical Sciences, which explore the principles of vertebrate design, with an emphasis on structure-function relationships and comparative anatomy. Alongside these units you will also study Physiology, Functional Neuroanatomy, and Introduction to Neuroscience.

In year two you will further your existing anatomical knowledge, with the detailed prosection-based units Human Anatomy and Vet Anatomy. You will also undertake the Anatomy by Dissection Unit, where you work in small groups, taking turns over the course of the unit to lead the group dissection, and are wholly involved in the selection, planning, and performing of the dissection. You will also undertake the Visualising Anatomy through Imaging unit, where you will apply your existing anatomical knowledge in the context of diagnostic imaging of normal and abnormal tissue via a variety of diagnostic imaging modalities, underlying principles of technique and further application.

In year three, you follow a seminar-based course where you will be actively involved in expert-led discussion of the latest anatomical research. The teaching explores two key themes: normal function of, and aging and dysfunction of, the mammalian body. The highlight of this year is an original research project, which can be clinically-related anatomical investigation, laboratory-based scientific study or anatomically-themed educational research, and you are invited to choose your topic which best fits your interests and career aspirations.

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Typical offer for BSc Applied Anatomy - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
ABB including two science subjects, at least one of which must be a core science
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBC including BB in two science subjects, at least one of which must be a core science
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in two science subjects, at least one of which must be a core science
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in two science subjects, at least one of which must be a core science
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Science, Biomedical/ Medical/ Health Science or Psychology (or similar titles). The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 12 credits at Distinction from units in one science and at least 12 at Distinction from units in another science

    Mature students can contact to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDM in Applied Science BTEC National Level 3 Extended Diploma
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB in two science/mathematics subjects and Standard Higher: AABBB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall, with 8.0 in two science subjects including at least one core science
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Specified subjects

Core science subjects include: Biology (or Human Biology); Chemistry; Mathematics (or Further Mathematics); and Physics.

Science subjects also include: Environmental Science; Geography; Geology; Psychology; Physical Education; and Marine Science.

Due to overlapping content, applicants should only have one of:

  • Mathematics or Further Mathematics
  • Biology or Human Biology
  • Physical Education or Sport Science.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
No specific subjects required.
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English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile E
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

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