MSc Dental Materials Science

School of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Dental professionals from all over the world come to Sheffield for postgraduate courses that enhance their careers.

The course is well organised, all sessions are interactive and very informative. I love lab sessions where I can improve my clinical skills by practising on extracted teeth and a model jaw. The supervisors are very helpful and their feedback helps me increase my knowledge and improve my skills.

Musliana Binti Mustaffa, Postgraduate student in the School of Clinical Dentistry

About the course

Course description 2017

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.

Archana Singh, postgraduate in the School of Clinical Dentistry

Core modules

  • Current Concepts in Dentistry
  • Dental Materials Science
  • Selecting Dental Materials for Clinical Applications
  • Science Writing and Health Informatics
  • Polymer Materials Chemistry
  • Structural and Physical Properties of Dental and Biomaterials
  • Group Projects and Developing Research
  • Introduction to Digital Dentistry and Dental Manufacturing
  • Dissertation


Teaching is through lectures, seminars and tutorials, personal academic study and self-directed learning, research project.


You’ll be assessed on assignments, coursework, examination and research project dissertation.

Course duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

You’ll need a dental or medical degree, or a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree in science or engineering from a recognised institution. Other degree-level qualifications may be suitable so please contact us for advice.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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T: +44 (0)114 271 7884

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.