Taught course

Translational Research in Oral Sciences

Institution
University of Leeds · School of Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

A recognised undergraduate degree in Life Sciences (BSc Hons minimum 2:2 or equivalent) OR Dentistry (BChD or BDS equivalent).

Months of entry

September

Course content

Summary

This new and innovative course builds upon the integrated nature of the School of Dentistry’s clinical and basic science divisions, and aims to prepare future researchers, from scientific or clinical backgrounds for research careers based in addressing oral health needs.

You’ll gain a thorough background in oral sciences, the investigative, cutting edge technologies that enable oral scientific discovery and the necessary training in research governance and rigour. All areas of translational research pathways will be addressed, including aspects of commercialization which will be taught through the Leeds University Business School. Disease focused modules provide opportunities for in-depth exploration with research experts in the fields of Cancer, Musculoskeletal and Oral and systemic disease links.

Our teaching staff includes world leading experts with track records in translating research discoveries into novel healthcare products and practices. Student integration within the wider Dental school will be facilitated by undertaking recently updated modules shared with students from other MSc programmes.

Aimed at dental and biosciences graduates, the course will allow you to follow a career path focused on oral research and its translation into positive impacts on health.

Course Content
You’ll gain a thorough background understanding in oral sciences, the investigative, cutting edge technologies that enable oral scientific discovery and the necessary training in research governance and rigour. All areas of translational research pathways will be addressed, including aspects of commercialization which will be taught through the Leeds University Business School. Disease focused modules provide opportunities for in-depth exploration with research experts in the fields of cancer, musculoskeletal and oral and systemic disease links.

Career Opportunities
You will gain insight into all stages of translational research, preparing you for a career working across multi-disciplinary teams within research and innovation management. The course aims to enhance your career prospects of securing PhD studentship positions, whether that be in pre-clinical or clinical research.

The innovation management in practice module enables you to learn about the commercial aspects of translational research. It may be that you want to go into the oral healthcare industry, so knowledge of business skills will be a useful transferable skill.

You may want to go into academic teaching positions within your own country; this MSc will provide the knowledge required to teach oral biology at undergraduate level.

Application Deadline
For September 2017 entry, please submit your application by the 30th July 2017.
Late applications may be considered on an adhoc basis.

Visit the MSc Translational Research in Oral Sciences page on the University of Leeds website for more details!

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in all components.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Taught Postgraduate Programme Admissions Team
Email
denadmissions@leeds.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)113 343 9922