Oral Biology at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

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, and also available for intercalating BDS Dentistry students
  • 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)
This MSc will give you a thorough grounding in oral biology, including hands-on clinical explanations of the major scientific developments in both preventative medical techniques and commercial product research. You’ll explore the latest developments in therapeutic dentistry: for example, models for the oral delivery of drugs. You’ll also learn about advances in nano-dentistry and dental materials. Over the duration of the course, you’ll gain a sound understanding of dental anatomy, oral physiology and dental biophysics, as well as basic biochemistry in relation to dentistry. You’ll also study the chemistry of bone and tooth biominerals and components, the etiology of dental caries and erosion, saliva biochemistry, oral microbiology, dental materials science, and modern 2D and 3D x-ray imaging. In addition to these module lectures, there will also be lectures from practising clinicians on current issues in modern clinical dentistry, ensuring you’re familiar with the very latest discoveries, models and research. You’ll be working at the forefront of innovation in this field and encouraged to research areas that could have real-life patient benefit. For example, you could research drugs that have minimal side-effects so reducing the prevalence of xeristomia (dry mouth), a frequent side-effect of dental medication. Structure
  • Eight compulsory modules
  • Dissertation and research project


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Assessment method

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How to apply

International applicants

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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. International applicants: Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a writing score of 6.0 at the start of the course. Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification. If you do not meet the language requirements it might be possible for you to undertake a pre-sessional programme that will prepare you for the masters programme. Queen Mary's Summer Pre-Sessional programmes. If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance. Applications are processed upon receipt. The application deadline is 3rd September 2018. However, we reserve the right to receive further applications after the deadline and make decisions on those applications subject to places being available.

English language requirements

All applicants to Queen Mary must show they meet a minimum academic English language standard for admission and to be successful on the course. Please refer to the website below for details on our English Language requirements by course and acceptable alternative qualifications. You will also find important information regarding UKVI's English requirements if you are applying as an international student and will require Tier 4 immigration permission to enter the UK.

Queen Mary University of London: English Language Requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Students enrolling on a postgraduate degree programme are charged tuition fees each year by Queen Mary. The rate you will be charged depends on whether you are assessed as a Home/EU or Overseas student. You can find tuition fees for each course on the course finder pages on our website: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/ Further details about postgraduate taught tuition fees can also be found on our website: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/tuitionfees/

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Oral Biology at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS