Queen Mary University of London
Dental Science for Clinical Practice MSc
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This MSc is designed to prepare internationally qualified dental graduates for practice in the UK. The course provides a comprehensive grounding in six key training areas: basic sciences and their application to modern day dental practice, applied principles of clinical dentistry, clinical skills, communication skills, professionalism, management and leadership.

  • Designed for international dentistry professionals who want to practice in the UK

  • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme

  • Tutoring in Objective Structured Clinical Reasoning Examinations (OSCE) and Structured Clinical Reasoning (SCR) exams

  • Gain practical experience: you’ll attend clinics and technical practice sessions

  • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we’re joint first for research impact (REF 2014)

On this MSc, you’ll be taught:

relevant basic sciences including anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology with respect to health and how these are altered by disease the patho-physiological and anatomical basis for clinical signs of oral and craniofacial health and disease the relationship between dental disease, population risk factors and prevention strategies. You’ll discuss the science associated with pharmacology and therapeutics used in dentistry. You’ll also examine the science behind properties of dental materials and evaluate their clinical applications.

Practical laboratory-based sessions will give you advanced clinical skills. You’ll learn operative skills so that you can undertake skilled, competent and safe dental procedures such as cavity design. You’ll attend clinics to learn about current UK dental practice.

You’ll be introduced to decision-making processes leading to tooth loss and replacement and techniques for all stages of planned prosthodontic treatment (excluding bridges and implants).

The MSc’s research component consists of a structured literature review and clinical audit project. You’ll learn how to critically appraise and analyse scientific literature and evaluate the latest developments in dentistry.

You’ll also have the opportunity to attend development courses at the London Deanery, Royal Society of Medicine (Odontology Section) as well as internal School seminars.


  • Five compulsory modules

  • Clinical audit project

  • Evidence-based clinical case report

  • Dissertation and presentation based on your clinical audit

Multiple-choice and extended matching questions (EMQ) examinations. Professional Development Portfolio Final exam of two written papers, an OSCE and SCR exam A clinical case report A clinical audit project report and presentation The dissertation forms a major component of your degree. You’ll be assessed on a 15,000-word literature review and clinical audit project.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Please see: www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students

Please see: www.qmul.ac.uk/scholarships
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Applicants need to have a recognised UK dental degree. Overseas degrees in Dentistry will be considered provided they are equivalent to UK 2.1 degree. Applicants also should have 12 months of post-qualification experience.


Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) was founded in 1989 in the Mile End district of London. This Russell Group University offers state-of-the-art facilities, including their Advanced Molecular Imaging Services, and the Genome Centre for DNA research at Barts and the London School of Medicine, among numerous others for a wide variety of subject matters. QMUL is without a doubt an excellent option for any student wishing to pursue a career path in scientific research, and is recognised worldwide as such.

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