Entry requirements

Applicants must hold either a:

  • Primary Clinical Dental qualification which entitles them to register as a dental practitioner with the General Dental Council in the UK (or)
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum 2.2 or equivalent) in a subject related to medicine or 3D visualisation or a dental degree.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in every skill. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Months of entry


Course content

Applications for our September 2022 entry will open in October 2021.

Dental materials are evolving rapidly to keep pace with the huge changes appearing in digital workflows and biological approaches across much of dentistry. This course fills this gap by providing you with a deep understanding of modern dental materials with a focus on those used in additive and subtractive manufacturing and those used in regenerative dentistry.

Dental Materials is a full-time course and is open to Home and EU/international candidates.

It will help you understand what questions should be asked of materials when deciding whether to adopt new digital workflows. You will also undertake a substantial research project facilitated by access to the School’s extensive research facilities, which will allow you to explore in-depth an area of particular interest.

Topics you'll cover include: modern dental materials, 3D scanning and milling, CAD/CAM, SEM, mechanical testing, 3D printing, and more.

Fees and funding

UK students
£13,250 (total)
International students
£26,000 (total)

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Dentistry Taught Postgraduate Programme Admissions team
+44 (0)113 343 9922