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Forensic Dentistry MSc

University of Dundee
12 months
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Dundee

About this program

Forensic Dentistry MSc

Forensic dentistry deals with the examination, handling, and presentation of dental evidence for the legal system.

You will develop your knowledge, experience and skills in forensic dentistry, and in aspects of forensic medicine, law and research.

You will study:

  • dental identification and profiling
  • disaster victim identification
  • age estimation from dental sources
  • dental report writing and giving evidence
  • limitations of bite mark identification

Studying alongside students in forensic medicine and law means you will gain an understanding of the role of other forensic disciplines and identify when, where, and how forensic dentistry links with the wider forensic community.

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Admission requirements

Grade requirements

Prospective applicants must hold a recognised dental degree (BDS or equivalent). At least 2 years post-qualification dental experience is desirable this is not a strict requirement but those with experience will be considered ahead of newly-qualified

English language requirements

  • IELTS (overall) - 6.5
  • Reading - 6.0
  • Listening - 6.0
  • Speaking - 6.0
  • Writing - 6.0

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.


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Program content

Core Modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

  • Forensic Science and the Law
  • Academic writing and communicating science
  • Project for Dental TPG Programmes
  • Forensic Medicine
  • Dental Identification and Disaster Victim Identification
  • Dental Tissue Biology
  • Age Estimation by Dental Means
  • Bite Mark I
  • Dentistry and the Law

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Tuition

  • Scotland: £ 22,950 per year
  • EU settled / pre-settled status: £ 22,950 per year
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £ 22,950 per year
  • EU and International: £ 22,950 per year

Career paths

You can go on to work in a regular dental practice and provide expert opinion when requested by coroners or procurator fiscals, police, and solicitors.

Some forensic dentists work in cases involving dental insurance fraud and litigation cases.

Many countries have established a Disaster Victim Identification team and forensic dentists are an important part of it. You can also be deployed as a team member of a privately held company.

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