Taught course

Dental Materials

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Engineering and Materials Science

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.

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 students a fresh perspective on opportunities that are available in the fields 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.
An advanced programme designed to develop a broad knowledge of the principles underlying the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of Dental Materials.
Special emphasis is placed on materials-structure correlations in the context of both clinical and non clinical applications.
Provides an introduction to materials science, focusing on the major classes of materials used in dentistry including polymers, metals, ceramics and composites.
Provides up-to-date information on dental materials currently used in Clinical Dentistry and in developments for the future 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.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Co-ordinator
+44(0)20 7882 8735