Taught course

Dental Materials

Institution
Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Institute of Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

A 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject. Degree disciplines such as Medicine, Dentistry, Chemistry, Biology or related subjects in the Sciences will be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

This programme is taught by the Institute of Dentistry, which was recently ranked 14th in the World for Dentistry (QS World Rankings by Subject 2021). It is designed to give you a broad knowledge of the principles underlying the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of dental materials, both in preventative and restorative treatment.

It is aimed at dental surgeons, dental technicians, hygienists/therapists and nurses, materials scientists and engineers who want to work in the dental support industries, and the materials health sector in general. On completion of the course, you’ll have a specialised knowledge of dental materials and be able to justify selection criteria and instructions for all classes of dental materials.

This programme will:

  • give you a deep understanding of the field of dental materials and the knowledge necessary to conduct research, or work in product development
  • place special emphasis on the use of materials in both clinical and non-clinical applications
  • introduce you to materials science, focusing on the major classes of materials used in dentistry including polymers, metals, ceramics and composites
  • provide you with up-to-date information on current dental materials. You’ll learn about their functional properties, bioactivity and biocompatibility, and also cover specific uses of dental materials, such as drug delivery, tissue engineering and regulatory affairs.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions
Email
pgtadmissions@qmul.ac.uk