Queen Mary University of London
Oral Biology MSc
Queen Mary University of London

Key Course Facts

Course Description

This MSc 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.

  • Designed for dental or science graduates

  • Examines preventative medical techniques and commercial product research, giving you flexible career options

  • Gain interdisciplinary research skills that are valued in both industry and academia

  • Learn from our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme

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

This MSc 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.


  • Eight compulsory modules

  • Dissertation and research project

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Entry Requirements / Admissions

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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. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here. 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 at the start of the course. Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification. 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. Queen Mary's Summer Pre-Sessional programmes. If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact the Admissions Office for assistance. Applications are processed upon receipt. The application deadline is 3rd September 2018. However, we reserve the right to receive further applications after the deadline and make decisions on those applications subject to places being available.


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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