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Experimental Oral Pathology (Oral Sciences) MSc

Experimental Oral Pathology (Oral Sciences) MSc

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pathology Dentistry

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc introduces you to the principles of experimental pathology in oral disease. We offer you comprehensive 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.

  • Ideal if you want to follow either a career in academic dentistry or in a clinical speciality
  • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • Work as an integrated member of one of our research teams
  • Attend our annual stem cell conference as well as an HIV symposium
  • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we are joint first for research impact (REF 2014)
  • Also available for intercalating BDS Dentistry students


New postgraduate study and research facilities are available in the state of the art Blizard building, as well as the Institute of Dentistry, and include:

  • 11 dedicated seminar rooms and a student learning centre
  • 92 production laboratory spaces
  • digital imaging and two cutting-edge cone beam CT machines
  • a PC in every operatory with ‘slave screen’ on chair for viewing images and discussing results with patient
  • modern facial-scanning equipment
  • facilities and services for 72 ‘phantom’ heads.

Career paths

This MSc provides a thorough grounding in oral pathology, giving your career a significant boost.

You’ll gain the research skills and experience necessary to pursue further academic research at PhD level.


The module will initially provide students with a introduction to research, including qualitative and quantitative paradigms, methodology, validity and reliability and support them to choose their research projects which are in the areas of their discipline.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 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