Taught course

Oral Biology

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Institute of Dentistry

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2.2 UK degree or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject. Degree disciplines such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemistry, Biology or related subjects in the Sciences will be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

Dental disease is the most common disease in the UK and many developed countries. This disease can be caused by small daily problems, but often leads to long-term suffering and loss of quality of life. This programme is the only MSc in Oral Biology in the UK. It is designed for dental and basic or applied science graduates who may in future be responsible for the teaching of related subjects, or who need a greater understanding of the subject in order to develop their future academic or research careers.

Oral biology encompasses a range of basic sciences fundamental to the understanding of the underlying scientific principles relevant to developing modern dentistry and is a big area of commercial research for the pharmacological industry, making graduates of this programme attractive to employers.

This programme will:

  • Focus on the latest scientific development related to the mouth and oral biology and health, it offers basic science in a clinical context
  • Give you hands-on clinical explanations of the major scientific developments relating to both preventative medicine techniques to avoid disease, and commercial research into products
  • Explore the latest developments in therapeutic dentistry; for example, the work being done into the oral delivery of drugs.

Information for international students

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a writing score of 6.0 at the start of the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Institute of Dentistry
+44 (0)20 7882 8930