The University of Sheffield
The School of Clinical Dentistry

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Start Date: September 2014

Duration and mode of study: One year full-time

When can I apply?: We are accepting applications for this programme now. The deadline to submit an application is 31 August 2014.

Fees: The fee for Overseas students will be approximately £22,100. The fee for Home students will be approximately £9,770. 

Scholarships are now available for this programme. The deadline for applications is Friday 6 June 2014. Click here for further information.

Why choose the MSc in Dental Technology at Sheffield?

Sheffield MSc in Dental Technology is suitable for UK, European and overseas applicants. The programme provides students with advanced knowledge in the fundamental principles and techniques of Dental Technology that focus on the provision of highly advanced, technically demanding dental appliances and treatments. Its flexible modular structure enables the course to meet a wide range of student needs.

The MSc is suited to both dental technicians and clinical professionals that have a suitable training in basic dental technology. You will be able to study alongside other students from the School of Clinical Dentistry. As a result students have the opportunity to share their learning with those studying for differing dental qualifications. The School of Clinical Dentistry has been confirmed as one of the top departments in the UK for dental research in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

Course Outline

The MSc in Dental Technology has been designed to provide a progression from the fundamentals to more advanced topics and finally on to dissertation. Modules are Dental Materials Science, Introduction to Digital Dentistry and Dental Manufacturing, Scientific Writing and Health Informatics, Dental Laboratory Governance, Dental Technology, Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry, and a Research Project. All modules carry 15 credits excluding the research project which carries 60 credits and the Dental Technology module which runs across 2 semesters and carries 45 credits. To obtain a Masters in Dental Technology requires successful completion of all modules and research project. The course provides a range of generic transferable skills including tuition of basic study skills such as essay writing, referencing, and searching literature. The School also provides personal academic and pastoral support to all students.

Aims and Learning Outcomes

The MSc in Dental Technology seeks to provide students with an in depth understanding of the advanced techniques used in dental technology, their principles and practice, and apply this to the specific challenges in delivery, planning and management of dental technology laboratory services in their national context. The learning outcomes are:

Entry requirements

Please submit the following with your application:

How to apply

You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It is a quick and easy process. 


The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health is offering postgraduate scholarships of up to £10,000 for UK and EU students starting a selection Masters courses in 2014. If you are eligible, you could take your Masters at Sheffield for free. The MSc Dental Technology is included in this scheme. The deadline for applications is Friday 6 June 2014.


Course Contact

Dr David Patrick
Course Director
School of Clinical Dentistry
Claremont Crescent Sheffield
S10 2TA
Tel: +44 (0)114 271 7962