M.Sc. Forensic Odontology (Adv.)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • EUR8500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • English (Find a course)
KU Leuven - University of Leuven | Leuven, Belgium
The full-time Master of Forensic Odontology programme offers holders of a degree in dentistry the opportunity to specialise in the multifaceted field of forensic odontology.

Description of Forensic Odontology (Adv.)


The full-time Master of Forensic Odontology programme offers holders of a degree in dentistry the opportunity to specialise in the multifaceted field of forensic odontology. The MSc in

Forensic Odontology stresses multidisciplinary interaction with forensic medicine, judicial bodies, and insurance companies, and aims to train dentists and oral physicians in this fascinating discipline and its legal aspects. With its theoretical courses, self-study, preclinics, clinical demonstrations, laboratory work, and a research-based thesis, the one-year MSc in Forensic Odontology is the ideal stepping stone to this exciting new profession.

Prospective students should:

  • have an interest in science
  • be eager to learn
  • have a critical mind
  • be precise and have an eye for detail
  • be able to work in teams
  • be communicative and social
  • have a good knowledge of English
  • be able to analyse and synthesise problems
  • be in good mental and physical health
  • be able to cope with highly stressful situations
  • be able to concentrate and make decisions
  • have a strong knowledge base in the basic sciences, including as mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology
  • be proficient in dental science.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline June 1 (EEA); March 1 (Non EEA)
Tuition fee
  • EUR 8500 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 8500 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2016
Credits (ECTS) 60 ECTS
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible

Course Content

The academic programme, spread over one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study (60 ECTS in total) involves theory-based courses, self-study, pre-clinics and demonstrations in the field of forensic dentistry.

In particular, the programme will provide insight into specialty techniques and their scientific background in forensic odontology.

The advanced Master's programme in Forensic Odontology is distinguished from the initial Master's programme by its evidence-based and research-oriented teaching, its multidisciplinary and integrated case analysis and its comprehensive approach to identification.

The programme also stress the multidisciplinary interaction between forensic medicine, judicial bodies, insurance companies, etc. Graduates will have the ability to critically engage the scientific literature, understand experimental methodologies, carry out statistical analysis and interpret results. Students will also participate in clinical and laboratory-based research as part of the advanced Master's curriculum.

This programme can be combined with the PhD, which entails at least four years of training

Requirements for Forensic Odontology (Adv.)

Direct admission:

  • Master of Science in Dentistry
  • Master of Science in de tandheelkunde / Tandarts

Applicants should also demonstrate proficiency in English by presenting a score on a language test (e.g. TOEFL / IELTS) indicating a C-1 level on the Common European Framework of the Council of Europe: http://www.coe.int/portfolio . Minimum scores: TOEFL (Computer-based test 213 pt., Internet-based test 79 - 80 pt., Paper-based test 550 pt.); IELTS (6.5 - 7 pt.).

Work Experience for Forensic Odontology (Adv.)

No work experience is required.

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