Samuel Snowdon

Samuel Snowdon

Degree: MSc Human Anatomy with Education

A fascination in human anatomy that Samuel discovered during his undergraduate Archaeology degree here at Sheffield prompted him to join the MSc Human Anatomy with Education. Samuel is now learning about the subject through both practice and teaching.

"Throughout my undergraduate degree in Archaeology here at The University of Sheffield, my curiosity for Human Anatomy bloomed because of my interest in Human evolutionary anatomy. As soon as I saw the MSc in Human Anatomy with Education advertised, I was thrilled that there was the chance to take my studies further, not only with the opportunity to learn the anatomy, but also to teach it as well.

"At first, I was a bit apprehensive because I did an undergraduate degree that differed quite a lot to the masters I was then going to be taking on. Along with the fact that many of my cohort had some prior experience with cadaveric dissection during their undergraduate degree. But, as soon as I began the course those worries melted away and instead, fascination and excitement took their place. It is a very practical based subject with full cadaveric dissection. Every class I take, I am slowly revealing how intricate and complex our own anatomy is and how it functions.

"As well as studying the course, I also teach some of the content to second year biomedical science students who are very lucky to take part in cadaveric dissection; the only undergraduate biomedical science course in the country to do so. It is great to see the knowledge and intrigue of the students develop every week and I feel so lucky to be a part of that.

"The University of Sheffield has many things to offer to students, such as extra-curricular activities, work experience opportunities and the city itself. I felt that during my undergraduate degree, I made a home in Sheffield and that view is shared by a lot of people I have met. I feel that Sheffield brings people together and has a lot to offer."