Master Diagnostic Oral Pathology

| Sheffield, United Kingdom
Dental professionals from all over the world come to Sheffield for masters courses that enhance their careers. All our courses are based on internationally-recognised research. All our course leaders are registered specialists in their disciplines. We have facilities for treatment under sedation, a dental radiography department, oral pathology laboratories and a hospital dental production laboratory.


About the course

This course will equip you with a critical, systematic understanding of oral pathological conditions that require diagnosis by histopathological methods. You'll study the laboratory methods used to prepare oral diagnostic material for histopathological examination and the research tools used to advance the practice of diagnostic oral pathology.

You'll develop a competence in the microscopical diagnosis of common and significant oral pathological lesions. You'll also be able to determine if any further information or additional procedures are necessary to confirm a diagnosis.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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  • There is no deadline for this start date.
Tuition fee

The annual fee for Home/EU students starting in 2015 is £9000.00.

Not specified
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

Core modules

  • Basic Principles of Pathology
  • Basic Techniques in Histopathology
  • Research Problems and Approaches
  • Current Concepts in Dentistry
  • Laboratory Research Methods
  • Diagnostic Oral Pathology
  • Advanced Oral Histopathology
  • Dissertation


  • Induction period
  • Observational work-shadowing
  • Supervised reporting
  • Staff and student-led seminars
  • Practical laboratory techniques
  • Lectures
  • Literature review
  • Dissertation
  • Independent directed self-study


Formative assessment after four weeks, which may involve a short MCQ paper, short essay question, practical diagnostic test and oral examinations.

Summative assessment at the end of each semester, which may involve short answer questions, essay questions, practical tests to determine level of skill achieved.

Oral presentations at journal club meetings are assessed. Dissertation and oral examination at the end of the course.

English Language Requirements

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the English language. Find English courses on Language Learning Portal.

CAE score
180(Grade C)


Entry Requirements

Recognised dental qualification. MFDS or FDS is desirable but not essential. At least one year's postgraduate experience in a relevant clinical discipline is essential.

You can improve your English all the time you are here, by taking advantage of free language tuition and language labs. However you will need to have a good grasp of the language before we can offer you a place. A GCSE grade C, IELTS 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 550 or more is usually acceptable. The British Council has IELTS preparation courses for candidates wishing to familiarise themselves with the examination format. Students with other forms of English language qualification will also be considered.

Admission to UK universities often requires that students have completed a recognized Bachelor's degree. International students should consider taking a Pre-Master to gain access to UK universities when:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
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Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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