Taught course

Dental Materials

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

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree (minimum 2:1 honours degree or equivalent) in materials science, engineering, dentistry or a related field. Each application is individually assessed; you are recommended to write for guidance in specific cases. International applicants: Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. You can find details on our English language entry requirements here If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office. If you are unable to find the information you require, please contact the A Admissions Officefor assistance.

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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