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Oral Medicine

MClinDent ( 2 years Full-time )


Dental disease is the most common disease in the UK and many developed countries. This disease can be caused by small daily problems, but often leads to long-term suffering and loss of quality of life.

This programme is designed for dental graduates who wish to pursue a career in oral medicine, either in primary or secondary care services or in a university setting. The programme will develop your knowledge, understanding and clinical skills in oral medicine and related topics.

On this programme you will embark on clinical training, formal teaching and research activity. We enable you to understand basic sciences related to oral medicine and apply this to north and east London's unique clinical case mix.

All the taught and clinical modules in the programme are core teaching. The research element of your programme involves a report or a literature review on a topic (chosen with the advice of your tutor) and a clinical audit report.

This programme will:

  • Provide you with clinical training, formal teaching and research activity
  • Give you knowledge and skills appropriate for a career working in oral medicine in the UK or overseas
  • We enable you to understand basic sciences related to oral medicine and apply this to north and east London's unique clinical case mix.

Why study your MClinDent in Oral medicine at Queen Mary?

Our School of Medicine and Dentistry is comprised of two world renowned teaching hospitals, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, which have made, and continue to make, an outstanding contribution to modern medicine. We are ranked sixth in the UK for medicine (Complete University Guide 2012), and Dentistry was placed at number two in the UK in last Research Assessment Exercise (2008).

Dentistry was ranked 2nd in the UK in the last Research Assessment Exercise (RAE); the results placed us in the top five research-active medical and dental schools in England, alongside Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College and University College London. This outstanding research underpins our commitment to excellent education and clinical delivery.

A special place to undertake postgraduate studies, the Institute of Dentistry brings together a number of world-leading researchers in basic and clinical sciences, providing research supervision in the fields of oral medicine, oral pathology, oral microbiology, oral epidemiology, oncology, dental biomaterials, dental biophysics, dental public health, dental education, periodontology, orthodontics, paedodontic, prosthodontics and endodontics.

  • We have an internationally renowned Department of Oral Medicine with staff who are highly respected in the discipline. There is a strong patient base and we are able to offer postgraduates excellent opportunities for their personal development.
  • Experienced clinical lecturers and scientists with national and international reputations provide tuition on this course.


The Learning Resource centre has 200 networked PCs and is open to students round the clock, there are dedicated workstations for postgraduate students.

You will also have access to Queen Mary’s comprehensive libraries, including the Postgraduate Reading Room, and The British Library can also be accessed as a research resource.

Postgraduate Dental students have access to a Dental Metrology Unit equipped with facial laser scan and facial image analysis.


MClinDent in Oral medicine is currently available for two years full-time study.


Undertaking a masters programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level. When coursework or examination deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly. Please contact the course convenor for precise information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme.

Core modules

  • The Diagnosis of Oral and Salivary Gland Disease
  • Prevention and Management of Oral and Salivary Gland Disease
  • Multidisciplinary Management of the Oral Manifestations of Systemic Disease.


  • Literature Review
  • Audit Project.

In addition to these basic science lectures, there will also be lectures from practising clinicians on current issues in modern clinical dentistry.


Dr Anwar Tappuni
PGT Academic Selector and Course Lead

For more information, please contact:
Miss Kritsana Sae-iap
PGT Dental Programme Student Support Administrator
Tel:  020 7882 8675

Entry requirements

A minimum of two years’ clinical experience after completion of your primary dental qualification.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.

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.

Find out more about our English language entry requirements.

If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Learning and teaching

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge. Teaching is by a mixture of formal lectures and small group seminars. The seminars are designed to generate informed discussion around set topics, and may involve student presentations, group exercise and role-play as well as open discussion. We take pride in the close and friendly working relationship we have with our students. You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

Independent Study

For every hour spent in classes you will be expected to complete further hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations.

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.

Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.


Your clinical activity will be assessed through case presentations and a clinical logbook whilst the taught element will be assessed through one written paper and oral assessment. Your research activity will be assessed by a report of a literature review on a topic chosen with the advice of your tutor and a clinical audit report. Weightings of each of the major components will reflect their contribution to the programme: clinical training (60 per cent), formal teaching (25 per cent), and research activity (15 per cent).


You will also independently research and write a dissertation of 10,000-words. Students are currently researching a range of topics for their dissertations including:

  • Saliva research
  • Hydroxy apatite chemistry


Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2018/19 Academic Year
Full time £25,400

Tuition fees for International students

2018/19 Academic Year
Full time £44,450


There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide [PDF] for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717



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