• For Entry: September
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Award: BMSc (Hons)
  • Study Abroad: No
  • Study Mode: Full Time

On this course, you’ll study structural and functional anatomy. We use Thiel embalmed cadavers giving a first-class anatomical learning experience.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

The intercalated BMSc course is aimed at those who have completed three years of an undergraduate medical course or two years of an undergraduate dental course.

Award-winning staff

The staff in the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID) are amongst the most experienced in the UK in the fields of human identification, forensic anthropology, craniofacial identification and the study of the human body. Staff deliver high quality anatomy teaching at all levels, via whole body dissection which allows students to develop a sound knowledge of the human body. 

The Centre was awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher Education in November 2013. Presented in recognition of 'world class excellence', the Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are among the most highly-regarded awards for the UK’s universities and colleges.

Anatomy at Dundee was ranked 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Anatomy and Physiology by the Times Good University Guide 2013.

For entry to the BMSc (Hons) Intercalated course you must have successfully completed three years of an undergraduate medical degree (MBChB/MBBS etc) or two years of an undergraduate dental course (BDS).

English Language Requirement

 English Language Requirements

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

How you will be taught

You will receive teaching through lectures and tutorials. You will also undertake a research project. A large emphasis is placed on dissection and you will undertake full body dissection over two semesters.

How you will be assessed

Students will be assessed by a combination of coursework, class tests and degree written and practical examinations. Candidates may be called to one or more oral (viva voce) examinations.

What you will study

Students will study the following taught modules;

  • Functional Anatomy of the Limbs
  • Vertebral Column
  • Anatomy of the Individual
  • Applied Anatomy Topics

Undertaking an intercalated BMSc will give you the opportunity to study the topic(s) of your choice in depth and will expose you to a systematic and well-organised method of how to formulate and pursue research and transferable skills.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fees for students starting 2018-19

Fee categoryFees for students starting 2018-19
Scottish and EU students £1,820 per year of study (for Sept 2017 entry). Fees for September 2018 will be confirmed by the Scottish Government in early 2018.
Rest of UK students £9,250 per year of study
Overseas students (non-EU) £19,950 per year of study

Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government.

Rest of the UK students can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loans Company.

Tuition fees for Overseas (non-EU) students are guaranteed not to increase by more than 3% per year, for the length of your course.

If you are currently a student at the University of Dundee and would like to apply, use the following form

Application form for Dundee students

If you would like to come to Dundee from another medical school please complete the following form. 

Application form for students from other medical schools

There will also be proceedures at your own Medical School and you should speak to your course leader or administrative staff to find out what these are.

Application enquiries email: BMSC@dundee.ac.uk


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  Degree UCAS Code
Apply NowAnatomy (Intercalated) BMSc (Hons)B111