Hull York Medical School

Researcher using the microscope

Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences

The Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences brings together research and teaching in anatomical and human sciences and it is led by Professor Paul O’Higgins. 

The Centre has strong working relationships with colleagues at the Universities of York and Hull. At Hull we engage in cutting edge research in musculoskeletal biomechanics with our collaborators in the Centre for Medical Engineering Technology (CMET), and at York we are founding members of the Centre for Human Palaeoecology and Evolutionary Origins, one of the largest groupings in the UK.

We offer a range of short courses aimed at practising healthcare professionals. Training is delivered at our state of the art facilities, under the direction and supervision of expert tutors.

Funding opportunities
Students starting Masters courses from September 2016 may be entitled to a UK government loan of up to £10,000. There are a number of scholarships for both Masters and PhD students available for overseas students coming to the University of York.

These programmes are designed to provide advanced training in clinically applied human anatomy and are built around core dissection-based modules. We are now accepting applications for our 2017-18 cohort.

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This taught Masters programme will provide you with a detailed understanding of human and primate evolution, focusing on anatomy and its interface with ecology and behaviour. We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 MSc cohort.

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We are always keen to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate study in the centre. If you would like to do a PhD with us, the academic staff pages will give you an idea of the research interests of the centre. Please contact the appropriate staff member to talk further about project ideas and funding opportunities.