You will join a one year full-time programme, the only UK MSc in Oral Biology. It is designed to be appropriate for both dental and basic or applied science graduates who may in future be responsible for the teaching of related subjects, or who need a greater understanding of the subject in order to develop their future academic or research careers.
Oral Biology encompasses a range of basic sciences fundamental to the understanding of the underlying scientific principles relevant to developing modern dentistry. You will study dental anatomy, oral physiology, and dental biophysics, as well as basic biochemistry in relation to dentistry, chemistry of bone and tooth biominerals and components, aetiology of dental caries and erosion, saliva biochemistry, oral microbiology, dental materials science, modern 2D and 3D x-ray imaging.
You will follow a group of modules, including Statistics, Ethics and Research Methods, an Introduction to Oral Biology, Dental Hard Tissues and the Microenvironment, Oral Microbiology, Minimally Invasive Dentistry and Properties of Dental Materials. In addition to these basic science lectures, there will also be lectures from practising clinicians on current issues in modern clinical dentistry.
You will also complete a laboratory based project, which will be partly assessed by an oral examination.
A medical or dental degree in basic sciences, biological sciences, or bioengineering, or the equivalent in professional qualifications and experience.
A minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (or an equivalent alternative qualification) is also requires for overseas students where English is not the first language.