Queen Mary University of London
Experimental Oral Pathology (Oral Sciences) MSc
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This MSc introduces you to the principles of experimental pathology in oral disease. We offer you comprehensive training in the principles of laboratory research methods and the range of techniques used to study the behaviour of oral tissues in health and disease.

  • Ideal if you want to follow either a career in academic dentistry or in a clinical speciality

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

  • Work as an integrated member of one of our research teams

  • Attend our annual stem cell conference as well as an HIV symposium

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

You’ll follow a structured course of seminars, with practical work, dealing with the structure and behaviour of cells and tissues in health and disease. You’ll begin with fundamental concepts of cell biology and continue with the application of these concepts to oral and dental disease. Related disciplines such as oral microbiology and immunology will also be covered.

Throughout the programme, an emphasis will be placed on the evidence base for these concepts and the way in which such evidence is obtained by observation and experiment.

You’ll join one of our research teams and undertake a laboratory-based research project in the final module of the programme, exploring any aspect of oral disease. We’ll introduce you to experimental design and research, so you’re at the very forefront of innovations in this field.

You’ll gain transferable laboratory skills, in addition to those gained as part of your research project. You’ll learn how to write papers and present them to your peers – and for publication.

Running in parallel with your core programme you’ll be invited to attend seminars within the Blizard, across basic science disciplines, genomics, immunobiology, molecular cell biology and neurosciences.


  • Eight compulsory modules

  • Research project with a 15,000-word dissertation

Please refer to our website.

Entry Requirements / Admissions

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

Please see: www.qmul.ac.uk/scholarships
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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. 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. Please note that in order for your application to be considered you must have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 at the point of submission of your application. For full details of our English language requirements, including a list of alternate acceptable tests, please refer to the webpage below. http://www.qmul.ac.uk/international/international-students/englishlanguagerequirements/guidelines/index.html 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.


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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