This programme provides a foundation in key materials science principles and training skills for successful research and publication, towards the development of the next generation of materials and processes. There are very few aspects of dentistry that do not rely on materials, and the science of dental materials is arguably the most important subject that a dental practitioner, allied teacher or researcher should learn. The one-year full time (and two-year part-time) Masters programme welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds from clinical practitioners and dental technicians who are required to teach the subject, to those pursuing a career in a related research field, whether having a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate education, and whether from the UK or abroad.
Foundation in Materials Science; Applied Polymer Science; Ceramic and Cement Systems; Metals and Metal Alloys; Biological Interactions of Dental Materials; Emerging Materials and Related Technologies; Final Research Project – 60 credits. For each core module, a practical component will provide students with full training on a wide range of state-of-the-art research equipment fostering robust critical analysis and techniques for scientific research. Each of the six, 20-credit and one, 60-credit modules will run separately and consecutively to allow for part-time study, and also to provide logical progression and development of interrelated concepts and research skills.
To be eligible for the MSc[DMS], PgDip[DMS], PgCert[DMS], and in addition to the general requirements set by the University, you will: hold the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery; or; hold a degree or other relevant qualification for this purpose, e.g. BSc or diplomas in the physical or biomedical subject fields, dental technology.
Fees and funding
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