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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

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)


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 module is an academic module focussing primarily on the introduction to the basic sciences and biochemical processes of the oral soft tissues, salivary glands,, the structures of the skull relevant t o Oral Biology how the hard and soft tissues are involved in mastication, and finally an introduction to a wide variety of advanced laboratory methods used in modern Oral Biology research. It will be conducted in the form of 12 seminars of 3 hour duration, and 6 research seminars. The major topics include: Oral mucosa development, and pathology Salivary glands

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

Students need to have a 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemistry or Biology.