2020 start
MSc

Dental Technology

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

This flexible course will develop your knowledge of dental technology and dental materials science. We'll show you how to apply your skills and understanding to your practice of dental technology.
Postgraduate dentistry student in Library

Course description

This course blends traditional techniques with advanced manufacturing techniques, and is well suited to dental technicians and clinical professionals who have suitable training in basic dental technology.

You’ll focus on the provision of highly advanced and technically demanding dental appliances and medical devices. After training in research methods, you’ll conduct a research project of your own.

You’ll develop your understanding of the major dental problems that present themselves to dental technicians and be able to systematically address them. You’ll also develop skills in dental technology and dental materials science and apply them to your practice of dental technology.

Once you’ve graduated, you’ll have a thorough knowledge and understanding of dental biomaterials and you’ll have the skills to critically analyse and assess individual cases and develop practical solutions. You’ll also be able to carry out research and apply key findings to the practice of dental technology.

The course has a flexible modular structure, enabling it to meet a wide range of student needs.

Additional costs: the cost of dissertation binding is not included in your course fees.

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Modules

Core modules

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

Teaching

There are lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical classes

Assessment

You’ll be assessed on written assignments and examinations, practical laboratory work and objective structured practical examinations (OSPE).

Duration

1 year full-time

Entry requirements

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

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

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

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Contact

dentalpgtadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+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.