MSc in Dental Technology


Study mode & Duration:

  • Full time for 12 months 

Fees 2019/20:

  • Home EU   £12,250

  • Overseas    £24,600

Why choose the MSc in Dental Technology at Sheffield?

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.

Entry Requirements

A degree in dental technology or a relevant subject such as biomedical science or bioengineering.

You should have at least two years post-qualification experience and be able to demonstrate advanced technical expertise in the field.

English language: IELTS 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each component. This certificate cannot be more than 2 years old from the start date of the programme.

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Fees and Funding

Fees 2018/19:

  • Home EU   £11,650

  • Overseas     £23,450

Fees 2019/20:

  • Home / EU  £12,250

  • Overseas     £24,600

Postgraduate Taught Tuition Fees

Additional Costs

Students are expected to meet the cost of dissertation binding (£12 per copy)


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Application Information

We are accepting applications for this programme now. 

Please submit the following with your application:

  • Degree certificate (including translation)

  • University transcript (including translation)

  • 2 references

  • Supporting statement. This should detail why you applied for this course

  • English language certificate (as detailed in our 'Entry Requirements' tab)

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Programme 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. 

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 objectives

Overall Aims

  • To promote independent critical knowledge and understanding of Dental Technology
  • To develop student's understanding of the major dental problems that present themselves to dental technicians and to be able to systematically address them
  • To enable dental professionals to develop skills in dental technology and dental materials science and apply them to their practice of dental technology
  • Develop a pathway for students to be able to achieve independence in Research in dental technology and dental materials
  • To enable students to understand and undertake research using a technological perspective and to apply key findings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of dental biomaterials
  • An ability to critically analyse and assess individual cases and develop practical solutions to provide dental appliances
  • Thorough understanding and ability to undertake research and apply key findings to the practice of dental technology


Subjects covered include:

  • Dental Technology
  • Dental Materials Science
  • Research Problems and Approaches
  • Introduction to Digital Dentistry and Dental Manufacturing
  • Dental Laboratory Governance
  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Research Project

Assessment Methods

  • Summative and formative assessment in the form of essays and oral presentations
  • Examinations including OSPE (Objective Structured Practical Examination)
  • Research Dissertation

Teaching Methods

  • Staff-led seminars
  • Student-led seminars
  • Lectures
  • Hands-on demonstration and discussion

Important Note
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information provided. This University can accept no responsibility for any errors or omissions.

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it’s up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or students numbers. In the event of any change we will consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

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