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Forensic Odontology

University of Dundee

24 months
24100 GBP/year
24100 GBP/year
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The MFOdont Forensic Odontology from University of Dundee will help you develop your knowledge, experience and skills in forensic dentistry, and in aspects of forensic medicine, law and research.



In the MFOdont Forensic Odontology from University of Dundee you will study:

  • dental identification and profiling
  • disaster victim identification
  • age estimation from dental sources
  • dental report writing and giving evidence
  • limitations of bite mark identification
  • bite mark analysis according to ABFO Standards and Guidelines for Evaluating Bitemarks
  • preparation of a research paper suitable for publication

Studying alongside students in forensic medicine and law means you will gain an understanding of the role of other forensic disciplines and identify when, where and how forensic dentistry links with the wider forensic community.

You'll develop your forensic dentistry skills through practical experience, assisting with identifications of human remains. This will make you aware of the complexity involved in the examination of a person's body after death.


Our methods of teaching include seminars, case scenarios, lectures, a mock trial, demonstrations and observation in a working forensic mortuary, practical experience, report writing, fictionalised or real case scenarios discussions and practical mortuary experience.


You can go on to work in a regular dental practice and provide expert opinion when requested by coroners or procurator fiscals, police, and solicitors.

Some forensic dentists work in cases involving dental insurance fraud and litigation cases.

Many countries have established a Disaster Victim Identification team and forensic dentists are an important part of it. You can also be deployed as a team member of a privately held company.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Forensic Science and the Law
  • Academic writing and communicating science in dentistry
  • Bite Mark 
  • Dental Identification and Disaster Victim Identification
  • Dental Tissue Biology
  • Age Estimation by Dental Means

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least 2 years post-qualification dental experience is desirable before applying. This is not a requirement but those with experience will be considered ahead of those who are newly-qualified.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24100 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24100 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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