12 months
25150 GBP/year
13750 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Oral Biology MSc programme offered at Queen Mary University of London 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.


What you'll study

This Oral Biology MSc programme offered at Queen Mary University of London 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.

Intercalating BDS Dentistry students are also welcome to apply to this programme.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Research Methods
  • Oral Tissues
  • Dental Hard Tissues and the Microenvironment
  • Oral Pathology and the Oral Microbiome
  • Biomineralisation and Biomimetics
  • Minimally Invasive Dentistry
  • Properties of Dental Materials.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

Degree requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25150 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13750 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13750 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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