Taught course

Oral Biology

University of Dundee · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to hold dental degree or a first class or upper second class science degree in a biomedical sciences discipline. There will be some flexibility for accreditation of prior or experiential learning. Please check our website for English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc will be taught full-time over one year (September to August). Semester one (Modules 1 - 4) and Semester 2A, 2B (Modules 5 - 8) will provide participants with wide ranging, in-depth knowledge of oral biology, together with focused training in research (lab-base, dissertation or e-Learning) and its associated methodology.

The MSc course is built largely on new modules (5) supported by 2 modules run conjointly with the Centre for Medical Education within the Medical School.

All modules are compulsory:

Module 1: Academic skills 1: principles of learning and teaching (15 credits)
Module 2: Cranio-facial development and anomalies (15 credits)
Module 3: Dental and periodontal tissues, development and structure (20 credits)
Module 4: Oral mucosa and disorders (10 credits)
Module 5: Academic skills 2: principles of assessment (20 credits)
Module 6: Neuroscience (20 credits)
Module 7: Oral environment and endemic

Information for international students

This MSc is designed for dental graduates and suitably qualified science graduates with an interest in Oral Biology. It is designed for those who wish to pursue careers in academic oral biology, with a focus on developing individuals who can deliver and lead oral biology courses within dental schools.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Jennifer Saunders
+44 (0)1382 381650