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  MSc Forensic Dentistry

University of Dundee    Dentistry

Full time September MSc 1 year full time
Forensic & Archaeological Sciences (16) Medicine (26)

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Unleash your potential with the MSc Forensic Dentistry programme at the University of Dundee. Dive deep into the world of forensic odontology through engaging case studies and practical sessions. Develop expertise in dental identification, disaster victim identification, age estimation, and more. Benefit from hands-on experience with Thiel cadavers and cutting-edge PlassData software. Collaborate with students in forensic medicine and law to broaden your understanding of the field. The programme offers a mix of seminars, lectures, and a mock trial to enhance your learning experience. Upon completion, you can pursue a career in forensic dentistry, providing expert opinions and contributing to disaster victim identification teams worldwide. Join us if you hold a recognised dental degree and have a passion for forensic dentistry. Take the next step towards a rewarding career in this fascinating field.

About the course

Develop your forensic odontology skills through case studies

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 including sessions on death and cognitive bias with a psychologist
  • disaster victim identification
  • age estimation from dental sources
  • dental report writing and giving evidence
  • limitations of bite mark identification

Practical sessions include:

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Entry 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

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Where will I study?

Where is University of Dundee


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