Taught course

Oral Biology

Institution
Queen Mary, University of London · Institute of Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

2:2 degree or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemistry or Biology.

For intercalating BDS Dentistry students:

  • Successfully completed at least three years (360 credits) of the BDS or equivalent dental course (for clinically based masters this must include the equivalent of one year of patient based teaching (in hospital/dental practices/clinics))
  • Passed BDS year 3 or 4 exams immediately prior to entry at the first opportunity
  • Demonstrate a clear and unequivocal interest in the field by written application and/or interview

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.

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.

Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

If you do not meet the language requirements it might be possible for you to undertake a pre-sessional programme that will prepare you for the masters programme. Queen Mary's Summer Pre-Sessional programmes.

If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance.

Months of entry

September

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. We also welcome applications from intercalating BDS Dentistry students.

Oral biology is a growing area of commercial research within the pharmacological industry, making graduates of this programme attractive to employers. This programme focuses on the latest scientific developments related to oral biology and health, covering basic science in a clinical context.

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

For more information, please see here.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

For more information, please see here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Institute of Dentistry
Email
pgtdentistry-recruitment@qmul.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)20 7882 8930