2020 start

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.
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Course description

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.

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Core modules

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Dental Materials Science
  • Selecting Dental Materials for Clinical Applications
  • Research Problems and Approaches
  • Structural and Physical Properties of Dental and Biomaterials
  • Dental Technology I
  • Introduction to Digital Dentistry and Dental Manufacturing
  • Biomaterials II
  • 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.


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.

Other degree-level qualifications may be suitable so please contact us for advice.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


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

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+44 114 215 9318 or +44 114 215 9319

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