Taught course

Dental Technology

University of Sheffield · School of Clinical Dentistry

Entry requirements

A degree in dental technology or a relevant subject such as biomedical science or bioengineering. You should have a minimum of two years of post-training experience in dental technology and be able to demonstrate advanced technical expertise in the field.

If you don’t have a degree, we’ll accept an equivalent recognised professional qualification in dental technology.

Months of entry


Course content

Explore new advances in digital dental technology and dental materials science. We'll train you to build up your skills and knowledge in dental technology with the latest digital CAD/CAM processes.

Course description

This course covers traditional as well as digital dental technologies, with a focus on the latest CAD/CAM techniques. Dental technicians and clinical professionals with suitable training in basic dental technology can expand and update their skills by studying the fundamentals of digital dentistry.

You’ll be trained to produce advanced and technically demanding dental appliances and medical devices. There is a wide range of digital design and manufacturing processes that you can study, and you’ll have the flexibility to focus on the ones that interest you most, or that are most relevant to your practice.

You’ll explore the major dental problems that dental technicians can help patients with, and develop strategies to address them systematically. Your digital dentistry training will include using intra-oral and extra-oral scanners to investigate dental problems in greater detail, and our module on dental materials science will help you provide the best treatment options for patients.

There is also a research training programme that will equip you to conduct a research project of your own, working closely with expert researchers in the School of Clinical Dentistry.

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