Taught course

Dental Materials Science

University of Sheffield · School of Clinical Dentistry

Entry requirements

You’ll need a dental or medical degree, or a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in science or engineering.

Other degree-level qualifications may be suitable so please contact us for advice.

Months of entry


Course content

Examine the properties of materials used in the dental field. Understand how this knowledge is applied to impact clinical interventions and design new dental technology applications.

Course description

This course explores the fundamental science behind a wide range of materials, and how this knowledge is applied in dentistry. You will examine the properties of different materials, why these features make them useful to dentists, and how this understanding is used in the production of dental technology.

Topics range from the history of dental materials to the latest advances in digital dentistry and tissue engineering. You will learn about the scientific, legal and practical issues that need to be considered when choosing, evaluating and developing dental materials. You will also cover the production processes behind treatment options such as fixed restorations or removable prosthodontics and orthodontics.

The course is led by experts from both the School of Clinical Dentistry, where staff develop new clinical interventions and work directly with patients, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, which studies the fundamental science of matter and its applications. As part of the degree, you will complete a scientific research training programme and work closely with researchers from one of these areas on your own research project.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

For more information about entry requirements for international students, please visit https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/international/applying/postgraduate-taught

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 215 9318