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MSc Human Anatomy

This course is designed to give you opportunities for detailed study into gross human anatomy, embryology and neuroanatomy, through experience of full body and brain dissection.

It is suitable if you have no previous knowledge of human anatomy or have clinical qualifications and want to advance your knowledge. It will allow you develop a future career in academic or technical anatomy or enhance your skills in surgical and clinical anatomy.


MSc Forensic Anthropology

This course gives you knowledge into the analysis of human remains for medicolegal purposes. You will study a range of topics from disaster victim identification to forensic science and the law. The discipline plays a key role in the investigations of inter-personal violence and homicide, repatriation, mass disasters and war crimes.

It is suited for people who have experience in a related or biomedical field and want to extend their skill set into forensic anthropology and is a great step on the ladder to becoming a forensic practitioner.

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MSc Anatomy and Advanced Forensic Anthropology

If you have a background in forensic anthropology and want to expand your knowledge and develop advanced skills by studying human anatomy, this course is for you.

You will learn through full body dissection of Thiel embalmed cadavers and train in advanced topics including developmental juvenile osteology, expert evidence and disaster victim identification. You will also have the opportunity to choose a research topic of your own interest from within the fields of anatomy and forensic anthropology.


MSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology

This course gives you opportunities in the development of specialist skills in forensic archaeology and anthropology and presenting evidence as an expert witness in court.

Learn about the role of forensic archaeologists in UK and International cases of homicide, repatriation, mass disasters and war crimes. You will develop knowledge and experience in both disciplines in dedicated laboratory areas and outdoor locations. This includes mapping and search skills needed by those who undertake searches for missing people, and subjects such as forensic taphonomy, osteology and disaster victim identification.

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MSc Medical Art

Medical art encompasses a wide range of applications from patient communication and information to the depiction of anatomy, pathology and surgery to enhance medical education.

This course aims to help develop a career in medical illustration, and build skills in 2D illustration, digital 3D modelling and animation. Use your artistic talents and scientific understanding to work at the leading edge of the medical art profession. The MSc is accredited by the Institute of Medical Illustrators.


MSc Forensic Art and Facial Identification

This course focusses on the use of the face in the field of forensic identification. You will study human anatomy, facial image analysis and facial estimation and depiction.

Forensic Art uses scientific methods combined with artistic and anatomical interpretation to assist in artificial age progression in cases of missing children, sketching facial composites from witness’ descriptions, forensic facial reconstruction from the skull and craniofacial superimposition.