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Human Anatomy and Evolution MSc

University of York Hull York Medical School

Full time & Part time September MSc Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 2 years

About the course

Understanding the processes by which the human species evolved over time is crucial for understanding our modern anatomical form. The MSc in Human Anatomy and Evolution provides you with a rare opportunity to study anatomy from an evolutionary perspective.

This programme will provide you with a deep insight into the growth and development of the human musculoskeletal system, helping you to understand and appreciate the diversity and evolution of our living and extinct primate relatives, and how anatomical form relates to our species environment, development, and evolution history. 

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Entry Requirements

This programme is open to strong graduates in anatomy, anthropology, archaeology, biology, psychology, forensics, zoology and other related fields, with a minimum 2.1 degree or equivalent.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate evidence of proficiency in English Language with an IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic test, with minimum score of 6.0 in all four language competences (listening, reading, speaking and writing).

For intercalating medical students, a minimum of 3 years of successful MBBS or comparable medical qualifications is required.

 Course Content

Where is University of York

Student Profile(s)

Emily Hunter

The MSc in Human Anatomy and Evolution is an extremely well designed programme. The modules are modern and interesting, the programme itself is cohesive and well organised, and with excellent tutors, it’s a fantastic course.


Applicants are selected on a competitive basis on academic merit, demonstrable motivation to subject matter and ability to communicate.

Value of Scholarship(s)



You will need to hold a conditional or unconditional offer for the programme. You need a minimum of at 2.1 and IELTS 7.

Application Procedure

To apply for the scholarship, please contact pgtadmissions@hyms, or visit

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