Taught course

Dental Materials Science

Institution
University of Sheffield · School of Clinical Dentistry
Qualifications
MSc

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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

September

Course content

This non-clinical course is run jointly with the Faculty of Engineering. It gives you a comprehensive education in basic materials science and the use of materials in dentistry and surgery.

You’ll be taught by some of the leading academics in the fields of bio and dental materials science, tissue engineering, materials characterisation and biomedical engineering. You’ll also learn the principles of research and different techniques for evaluating dental materials and related health technologies.

You’ll have the opportunity to enhance your academic and scientific skills, including building on your knowledge of basic sciences to increase your understanding of the interaction between the biological environment and materials used in dentistry.

You’ll also be introduced to the principles of scientific research methodology and explore how dental materials science and related technologies are used to repair, replace or help regenerate tissues in dentistry.

Once you’ve graduated, you’ll be able to recognise the clinical, technical and scientific rationale for the use of materials and related technologies in dentistry, and how scientific principles can be applied to the study and development of dental materials. You’ll also understand how the use of materials and related technologies in dentistry are affected by medical, social, legal, and demographic factors.

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

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
Email
dentalpgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)114 215 9318