Taught course

Dental Materials

Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Institute of Dentistry

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Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1 honours or equivalent) in Materials, Dentistry, a related Engineering discipline or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

Materials are at the forefront of new technologies in medicine and dentistry, both in preventative and restorative treatment. This programme features joint teaching within the School of Engineering and Materials Science and the Institute of Dentistry, bringing together expertise in the two schools to offer you a fresh perspective on opportunities that are available in the field. This is an advanced programme designed to develop a broad knowledge of the principles underlying the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of dental materials.

This programme will:

  • Equip you with a deep understanding of the field of dental materials and the knowledge necessary to participate in research, or product development.
  • Place special emphasis on materials-structure correlations in the context of both clinical and non-clinical applications.
  • Provide an introduction to materials science, focusing on the major classes of materials used in dentistry including polymers, metals, ceramics and composites.
  • Provide up-to-date information on dental materials currently used in clinical dentistry. It covers the underlying principles of their functional properties, bioactivity and biocompatibility, and also covers specific dental materials applications such as drug delivery, tissue engineering and regulatory affairs.

Information for international students

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 at the start of the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Engineering and Materials Science
+44 (0)20 7882 8732