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Oral Biology

This course offers a wide ranging, in depth knowledge of oral biology in its broadest sense including relevant microbiology and disease processes. Study explores the fields of craniofacial development and anomalies; pain and jaw muscle control; salivary physiology; cancer biology; microbiology; cariology and tooth surface loss.

Entry requirements

Applicants are normally required to hold dental degree or a 1st class or2.1 science degree in a biomedical sciences discipline. There will be some flexibility for accreditation of prior or experiential learning. Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of competence in English; IELTS minimum mean score of 6.5 or equivalent, with no less than 6.0 in any component.

Course modules

Academic skills 1: principles of learning and teaching (15 credits); cranio-facial development and anomalies (15 credits); dental and periodontal tissues, development and structure (20 credits); academic skills 2a: principles of assessment (15 credits); academic skills 2b:educational skills; neuroscience (20 credits); oral environment and endemic oral disease (20 credits); project (60 credits)

Assessment methods

Exams, essays and assignments contribute to the final mark, and a dissertation which is assessed through the production of a thesis and a viva exam.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,950 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (rest of UK fees (Scottish courses)) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 15,000 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Dundee City Campus Dundee DD1 4HN Scotland

Key information

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01382 383838