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Experimental Oral Pathology (Oral Sciences) MSc

Experimental Oral Pathology (Oral Sciences) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pathology Dentistry

Course type


Course Summary

This course introduces you to the principles of experimental pathology applied to oral disease. It is provides a grounding in experimental method for dental graduates who plan to follow either a career in academic dentistry or one of the clinical specialities. We offer you a fundamental 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.

The course is aimed at dental or biomedical graduates wishing to extend their knowledge of oral pathology and especially those wishing to embark on a career in academic research either as full-time researchers or clinical academics. The course can act as a stepping stone to PhD studentships.

This programme will: Equip you with transferable laboratory skills, in addition to those gained as part of the research project; Teach you how to write papers and present them to your peers, and for publication; Allow you to spend time as an integrated part of a specific research project/team. This is a completely hands on experience of a real research question; Introduce you to experimental design and research.

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be employed including; seminars, laboratory practice sessions, self-directed learning, one–to-one tutorials, case presentations, reading lists of books and journal papers. The programme is assessed by two written papers, the submission of a project report and an oral examination.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



Oral Pathology and Microbiology - Core
Cellular Pathology - Core
Research Project - Core
Inflammation and Immunology - General and Oral - Core
The Biology of Oral Tissues - Core
Molecular Organisation of the Eukaryotic Cell - Core
Techniques in Cell and Molecular Biology - Core
Fundamentals of Research Methods - Core
Laboratory Techniques - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirement is a 2.2 UK degree or the overseas equivalent in a relevant subject.  Degree disciplines such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemistry, Biology or related subjects in the Sciences will be considered.