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Studying Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology at King’s, you will be part of a multidisciplinary department working to understand the structure and function of the human body, from cells to organ systems, including development, ageing and evolution.

Anatomy is a fundamental subject in the biomedical sciences that fosters creativity and curiosity. Traditional dissection develops widely transferrable practical abilities, as well as skills in exploration and observation, documentation and communication.

Anatomy is central to understanding human variation, and is essential to many exciting medical advances, including regenerative medicine, and new surgical and medical imaging strategies.

Why study Anatomy, Developmental & Human Biology at King's?

  • Through our diverse modules, there is an abundance of opportunity for hands-on experience, from dissection labs to embryology practicals and lab-based research projects.
  • It is a research-led degree programme, meaning the course content and delivery strategies are constantly updated in light of recent advancement.
  • Our department offers a close-knit, supportive community that comes together regularly for research and career seminars, as well as social events and outings.

Words from our Head of Department - Dr Tanya Shaw

We are extremely proud of the King’s Anatomy Department, with its rich history, exceptional facilities, and world-class, progressive educators and researchers. Our diverse expertise in Education and Science Communication, Cell & Developmental Biology, and Tissue Engineering & Imaging Sciences fuel our modern, research-led education delivery. We are a collaborative department, richer because of our network. Please get in touch if you’d like to engage.


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