MSc
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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.
A postgraduate dental student

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

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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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 student numbers. In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption. We are no longer offering unrestricted module choice. If your course included unrestricted modules, your department will provide a list of modules from their own and other subject areas that you can choose from.

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Practical classes

Assessment

  • Written assignments
  • Examinations
  • Practical laboratory work
  • 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.

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

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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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

Any supervisors and research areas listed are indicative and may change before the start of the course.

Our student protection plan

Recognition of professional qualifications: from 1 January 2021, in order to have any UK professional qualifications recognised for work in an EU country across a number of regulated and other professions you need to apply to the host country for recognition. Read information from the UK government and the EU Regulated Professions Database.

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