Taught course

Oral Biology

Cardiff University · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for biologists, biochemists, biomedical engineers, dentists, physicians, chemists or pharmacists. Applicants should possess a minimum second class honours degree (or equivalent), preferably higher, in Biology, Biochemistry, Biomedical engineering or clinical dental (BDS, MBBS, BSc Therapy and Hygiene) or medical backgrounds. Applicants with a Chemistry or Pharmacy background will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Oral Biology is a 12 month full-time multidisciplinary modular programme consisting of 4 taught core modules (part 1) and 5 month laboratory research project leading to a dissertation (part 2). The taught modules are listed below. This course will encompass 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 programme for postgraduate research recruitment.

All taught elements will be delivered within the School of Dentistry. Students may attend other schools to undertake their research project. Research project capacity is available and given the strong collaborative links that staff have with the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy and Bioscience (amongst others) it is hoped collaborative projects will be available for students.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the following requirements (IELTS: 7.0 overall with 6.0 across the four subscores). International students are encouraged to apply for Scholarships in their country of origin.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Enquiries
+44 (0)29 2087 0084