Taught course

Oral Sciences

University of Glasgow · College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences

Entry requirements

All applicants (with or without a dental degree) are required to have a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) or above. Professional experience and 2:2 applicants with a strong subject specific expertise may also be considered. You may be invited to attend an interview.

Months of entry


Course content

This MSc programme is designed to provide students with an in-depth working knowledge of the principles and practice related to Oral Sciences. The major strength of this programme, and what sets its apart from other Oral Sciences based MSc programmes offered in the UK, is its focus on research. You will gain a wealth of theoretical and practical knowledge related to Oral Sciences research and spend time in the laboratories conducting your own research project under the direction of internationally renowned members from the Oral Sciences Research Group located within Glasgow Dental School. Students will experience and participate in cutting edge research within the theme while learning techniques widely relevant to biomedical sciences.

  • Learn through an in-depth, evidence based, critical approach about specialising in a particular area – oral disease pathogenesis or infection control and decontamination.
  • Learn from staff who are internationally experienced researchers and academics with both clinical and science backgrounds and are experts in biofilm infections, oral inflammation and infection control.
  • A long tradition of excellence in Oral Sciences at the University of Glasgow, with pioneering research by MacFarlane, Samaranayake and Bagg, and other current Glasgow academics continuing to make important contributions to the field of Oral Sciences.
  • Pursue and further your career in oral and dental related occupations, as well as a laboratory scientist or an academic.
  • A range of transferable skills are integrated and embedded into this programme, which will improve possibilities in the job market.
  • Undertake research alongside pre and post-doctoral researchers.
  • Learn to work as a team and improve technical skills and communication.
  • Receive first-hand experience within a dedicated oral sciences research laboratory infrastructure linked directly to clinical research facilities.

Information for international students

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • 6.5 with no subtests under 6.0.
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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