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1 year

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Dentistry Dental Hygiene

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc focuses on the latest scientific developments in oral biology and health, while also covering basic science in a clinical context, giving you a comprehensive yet specialised biomedical skillset. You’ll discover the latest advances in therapeutic dentistry, nano-dentistry and dental materials.

  • Designed for dental or science graduates
  • Examines preventative medical techniques and commercial product research, giving you flexible career options
  • Gain interdisciplinary research skills that are valued in both industry and academia
  • Learn from our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • 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

Oral biology is a growing area of commercial research within the pharmacological industry, making graduates of this programme attractive to employers.

This MSc will also give you the research skills and experience necessary to pursue further academic research at PhD level.


This is a core module delivered in the Master of Sciences (MSc) in Dental Technology, Oral Biology and Dental Materials (the latter jointly accommodated by the Institute of Dentistry, Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, and The School of Engineering and Materials Science). It is designed to enable students to gain a greater and more in depth understanding of the basic sciences knowledge that underpins the clinical uses of dental materials. Topics covered include chemical, mechanical, surface properties and other physical property tests used for dental biomaterials, as well as basic ceramic science, basic polymer science and basic metallurgy. Water absorption and the biocompatibility of dental materials are also covered in detail.

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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