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    2023 start September 

    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.

    Do you have a question? Talk to us

    Book a 15-minute online meeting with our school postgraduate taught courses director to find out more information and ask further questions.

    Book an appointment with Lynne Bingle

    Modules

    A selection of modules are available each year - some examples are below. There may be changes before you start your course. From May of the year of entry, formal programme regulations will be available in our Programme Regulations Finder.

    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 Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn.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.

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    Upcoming open days and campus tours

    Duration

    1 year full-time

    Teaching

    • Lectures
    • Seminars
    • Tutorials
    • Practical classes

    Assessment

    • Written assignments
    • Examinations
    • Practical laboratory work
    • Objective structured practical examinations (OSPE)

    Entry requirements

    A degree in dental technology or a relevant subject such as biomedical science or bioengineering. You should have a minimum of two years of 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.

    We also consider a wide range of international qualifications:

    Entry requirements for international students

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

    Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an online interview. 

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

    Fees and funding

    Additional costs

    The cost of dissertation binding is not included in your course fees.

    Apply

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

    Apply now

    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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