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Study anatomy abroad

An in-depth guide to studying anatomy as an international student.

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Anatomy degrees abroad

Anatomy is the study of the human body’s structure, form, and function. It’s a fascinating field that prepares students for a range of rewarding careers in sectors like pharmacology, scientific research, and medicine.

As an anatomy student, you’ll develop a detailed understanding of the body’s cells, tissues, organs, skeleton, and systems. You’ll examine the processes of healthy bodies, as well as learning about the threats and effects of injury and illness. As well as getting to grips with scientific theory, you’ll sharpen your practical laboratory skills.

There are so many benefits to studying anatomy overseas. Not only will you have more programs and exotic locations to choose from, but you’ll also learn from international experts and significantly boost your employability prospects.

Anatomy program structure

You can study anatomy at every level of higher education. Two-year associate degrees provide students with an introductory anatomical comprehension and are excellent preparation for entry-level employment or continued study.

Bachelor’s degrees in anatomy are usually studied over a minimum of three years, or four years if you take your program in the US. Some BSc programs include an additional placement year, giving you the chance to gain real industry experience and build professional contacts.

Master’s degrees in anatomy can be studied full-time over one year or part-time over two. If you’re eager to conduct some research of your own, doctoral degrees lasting between four and seven years are widely available.

Anatomy programs combine theoretical lectures, seminars, and tutorials with practical laboratory sessions, dissection-focused workshops, and fieldwork. Although your exact program content will depend on your institution, here are core modules you can expect to take:

  • Genes, evolution, and biodiversity
  • Foundations of neuroscience and neuroanatomy
  • The locomotor system
  • The cardiovascular system
  • The nervous system
  • Principles of biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Introduction to pharmacology

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Anatomy study abroad programs

Anatomy undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in anatomy

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    Anatomy - BSc University of Otago, New Zealand

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,948 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,360 NZD

    Start date
    February, July
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    Anatomical Sciences - BSc (Hons) University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    28,613 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 20,950 GBP

    Start date
    September
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Associate in anatomy

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    Anatomy & Physiology - AA/ASc Seattle Central College, USA

    Program type
    Associate
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    9,687 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 9,687 USD

    Start date
    September, January, April, June
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Anatomy graduate programs

Master's in anatomy

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    Medical Science (Anatomy) - MMS MAHSA University, Malaysia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    6,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 6,300 USD

    Start date
    January, April
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    Human Anatomy - MSc University of Dundee, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    24,789 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 18,150 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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    Medical Science (Anatomical Sciences) - MMedSci Keele University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    22,945 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 16,800 GBP

    Start date
    September
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    Human Anatomy and Evolution - MSc University of Hull, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    0 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 0 GBP

    Start date
    January, September
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Future anatomy careers

As an anatomy graduate, you’ll have an array of exciting and fulfilling career opportunities at your fingertips. You could apply your analytical and problem-solving skills across sectors, including medicine, pharmacology, education, or research.

Below is a list of common graduate destinations:

  • Clinical research associate
  • Research scientist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Doctor
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physical therapist
  • Pharmaceutical salesperson
  • Athletic trainer

To land some of the positions stated above, you’ll need to gain specific postgraduate qualifications and experience. If you’re unsure of how to go about securing your dream job, speak to your university’s career service. Their professional advice can help set you on the right path.