Entry requirements

This course is suitable for dentists, physicians, biologists, biochemists, biomedical engineers, chemists or pharmacists.

Applicants should possess a minimum second class honours degree (or equivalent), in clinical dental (BDS, MBBS, BSc Therapy and Hygiene), Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical engineering medical or pharmacy backgrounds.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This 12-month full-time MSc course explores the interdisciplinary field of oral biology, for those from either a scientific or clinical background. It provides the opportunity to develop a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights around the subject.

The course involves four taught core modules and a five-month laboratory research project leading to a dissertation. It encompasses a wide breadth of biomedical research that is also applicable to clinical dentistry and medicine, derived from the research strengths available within the school of dentistry. The course has a strong research focus in the taught element, as well as the laboratory research projects, and it is envisaged as an entry for postgraduate research.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to obtain an overall IELTS score of 6.5 (with no less than a score of 5.5 in each of the four bands) or an equivalent qualification – this test should have been taken within 2 years of commencement of study. Applicants are required to have achieved the IELTS prior to an application being submitted.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions Officer
Email
dentalpgadmissions@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2074 4251