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.
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
Months of entry
Dental disease is the most common disease in the UK and many developed countries, this coupled with the increasing levels of oral cancer worldwide have led the World Health Organization to prioritise oral health.
This course introduces you to the principles of experimental pathology applied to oral disease. It is provides a grounding in experimental method for dental graduates who plan to follow either a career in academic dentistry or one of the clinical specialities.
We offer you a fundamental training in the principles of laboratory research methods and the range of techniques used to study the behaviour of oral tissues in health and disease.
The course is aimed at dental or biomedical graduates wishing to extend their knowledge of oral pathology and especially those wishing to embark on a career in academic research either as full-time researchers or clinical academics. We also welcome applications from intercalating BDS Dentistry students. The course can act as a stepping stone to PhD studentships.
This programme will:
- Equip you with transferable laboratory skills, in addition to those gained as part of the research project
- Teach you how to write papers and present them to your peers, and for publication
- Allow you to spend time as an integrated part of a specific research project/team. This is a completely hands on experience of a real research question
- Introduce you to experimental design and research.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Institute of Dentistry
- +44 (0)20 7882 8930