Clinical Anatomy
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​​Division of Clinical Anatomy

​​​​Postgraduate Courses Descriptions

HonsBSc in Anatomy 

​The one-year BSc(Hons) course is aimed at introducing BSc graduates who majored in Anatomy, and persons with Medical and Dental qualifications to the Science of Anatomy and Research Methodology. The course is thus a prelude (and in most cases a prerequisite) to registration for a higher degree (MSc or PhD) in Anatomy or a related discipline.  

The programme aims to address the national shortage of anatomists. It consists of a theoretical and a practical component that will not only enable you to be involved in training but will also equip you with thorough knowledge of the use of human tissue for research purposes

Specific admission requirements include one of the following qualifications from a recognised institution: 

  • BSc with Anatomy as major subject, and Biochemistry, Physiology, Genetics, Microbiology or Zoology as an additional major; 
  • MBChB or BChD; 
  • BTech with appropriate subjects and motivation. 

Depending on the specific field of study, additional work may be required or you may be required to complete an admission examination; or any other relevant qualification approved by Stellenbosch University Senate. 

For all of the abovementioned qualifications, you must have obtained at least 65% in the Anatomy modules of the second and third years, and at least 65% in the additional major. 

Application procedure and closing date Apply online at by 30 September of the previous year. Applications for prospective international students close on 31 August. 

Inquiries and applications to this program to be directed to Ms Kerri Keet.

​HonsBSc in Morphological Sciences

This one-year BSc(Hons) course is aimed at students with no previous background in Anatomy. 

Specific admission requirements include one of the following qualifications from a recognised institution:

  • You need a relevant BSc degree from a recognised university, with appropriate subjects such as Physiology, Histology, Zoology, Genetics, and Microbiology as majors​ are a requirement. 
  • Additional work may be required for majors in other subjects, such as Genetics or Microbiology, or with a BTech degree. 
  • A pass mark of 60% or more in the final year. 

This course is a prerequisite to registration for a higher degree (MSc or PhD) in Morphological Sciences or a related discipline. 

Inquiries and applications to this programme to be directed to Ms Jodie Lemphane.​ 

​MSc and PhD

​​The Division also offers degree programs for MSc and PhD students. Both programs are research and thesis-driven. The MSc program has an obligatory 2-year residency period, and the PhD program a minimum of 3 years and a maximum of 5 years residency period. Although the research groups and project leaders endeavour to assist in finding bursaries for MSc and PhD students, this cannot be guaranteed, and all prospective applicants are therefore strongly encouraged to apply for bursaries on their own initiative.

Inquiries and applications to this programme to be directed to Dr Nadine Rampf.​ ​
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Research project-specific inquiries to be directed to the various project leaders (see staff page).

Graduated MSc and PhD Students in the division of Clinical Anatomy