Taught course

Oral Biology

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

Entry requirements

You need to have a medical or dental degree, a non-clinical degree in basic sciences, biological sciences, or bioengineering, or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience. International applicants: Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here. If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office. If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance.

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Paul Anderson
+44 (0)20 7882 5962