The Master of Science in Anatomy, commonly referred to as MSc Anatomy, is a rigorous and specialized postgraduate degree program with a duration of two year. This program provides students with an in-depth understanding of various anatomical concepts, including research methodology and teaching skills essential for medical students. Students can choose to study a range of subjects, such as gross anatomy, comparative anatomy, microscopic anatomy, developmental anatomy, and neuroanatomy, among others.

MSc Anatomy offers comprehensive theoretical and practical training in anatomy that enables students to develop a deep understanding of the human body's structure, function, and physiology. Students gain expertise in conducting research, analyzing data, and presenting their findings effectively. Graduates of the MSc Anatomy program are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to pursue careers in research, teaching, and related medical fields. Overall, this program is a valuable asset to students interested in pursuing a career in anatomy or related fields.


Program Objectives:


• To prepare the postgraduate student to become an exemplary anatomist with good theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
• To understand teaching methodologies and apply them further to pursue a career.
• To understand the research methodologies, it allows professionals to make informed decisions through evaluating scientific/clinical information and critically analyze conflicting data.
• Students should be able to use integrate anatomical knowledge with other disciplines such as physiology, pathology, and radiology.
• To enhance student’s ability to communicate effectively and instill a sense of ethical and interpersonal skills.



Eligibility Criteria

A student must have passed BSc with minimum one subject of biological science /BAMS/MBBS/BPT/B. Pharma or any other equivalent graduation from a recognized university. BSc graduate with physics and chemistry optional could be considered for admission to this course if seats are left.


Course Duration: The duration of the study for M.Sc. Medical Anatomy will be of six semesters spread over three years.


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Program Outline

- Gross Anatomy

- Histology and Histochemistry

- Genetics

- Development Anatomy and Teratogenesis

- Immunology

- Neuroanatomy

- Radiological and Imaging Anatomy

Career Prospectives

An M.Sc. in Anatomy can open up a range of career opportunities in both academic and industry settings. Here are some potential career prospects after completing an M.Sc. in Anatomy:

  1. Teaching: After completing MSc Anatomy, graduates can pursue a career in teaching in government institutions such as medical colleges, universities, and research institutions. They can become professors, lecturers, and researchers in Anatomy departments.
  2. Research: MSc Anatomy graduates can also pursue research positions in government research institutions and universities. They can work in various research areas such as forensic sciences, neuroscience, molecular biology, and genetics.
  3. Public Health: Government agencies such as the National Health Mission (NHM), World Health Organization (WHO), and other health-related organizations offer opportunities for MSc Anatomy graduates to work in public health initiatives, health policy development, and disease prevention programs.
  4. Medical Writing: Graduates can also opt for medical writing careers in government organizations that require writers to develop educational materials, prepare grant proposals, and write research papers.
  5. Medical imaging: MSc Anatomy graduates can work as medical imaging technicians or radiologists in government hospitals and clinics.
  6. Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries: Government-owned biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies offer positions in research and development, quality assurance, and manufacturing.
  7. Medical Illustrator: You can use your knowledge of human anatomy to create medical illustrations for textbooks, scientific publications, and research reports. This could include 3D modelling of the human body and organs, animations, and interactive media.
  8. Medical Sales Representative: You can also consider a career in medical sales, where you can work as a sales representative for pharmaceutical or medical device companies, selling products related to anatomy and other medical areas.
  9. Further Studies: Graduates can pursue further advanced studies in fields such as medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, or a PhD in anatomy, to pursue academic or research careers.

Overall, an MSc Medical Anatomy degree provides a solid foundation for a wide range of career opportunities in the healthcare sector and beyond.