Anatomical Sciences

University of Dundee


City Campus


Levels 1 and 2:
Our programme in Anatomical Sciences shares common core modules in Levels 1 and 2 from Life Sciences. From Level 3 onwards you will follow specialised modules for BSc Anatomical Sciences within the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification (CAHID). The Level 1 and 2 curriculum provides a general introduction to the life sciences through an integrated programme of lectures, tutorials, practical work and field excursions.

Level 3:
At Level 3 you will study the following aspects of anatomy: The specialised structure and function of different cells, tissues and organs of the human body; The molecular switches that control this diversity as an embryo develops from a single cell.

Practical human anatomy is a substantial component of the Level 3 programme.

Summer work placements:
Many students take advantage of opportunities for summer work placements, normally between Levels 3 and 4, which are available as externally-funded competitive placements, or as voluntary laboratory work.

Level 4:
Your studies at Level 4 will be at the level of current research in your chosen subject area. Advanced study of topics in anatomical sciences currently include: cell and developmental biology; cancer research; functional and applied anatomy; cytoskeletal function; cellular signalling; biomedical imaging; functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system; neuroanatomy; medical education; surgical anatomy; anatomy of sports injuries and training methods.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (BBBC for widening access entry) including Biology plus Maths and Chemistry at National 5.

Advanced entry to 2nd year available with Advanced Highers at AB including Biology plus Highers at BB plus Maths and Chemistry at National 5.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


School of Science & Engineering


Anatomy and Human Identification

SCQF Level