University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Dental Materials Science

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.

Entry requirements

You�ll need a dental or medical degree, or a minimum of a 2.1 Honours degree in science or engineering from an approved institution. Other degree-level qualifications may be suitable so please contact us for advice. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: current concepts in dentistry; dental materials science; selecting dental materials for clinical applications; science writing and health informatics; biomaterials 2; polymer materials chemistry; structural and physical properties of dental and biomaterials; dissertation. Optional modules: group projects and developing research; introduction to digital dentistry and dental manufacturing.

Assessment methods

Assignments/coursework, examination and research project dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,750 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 18,750 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

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Telephone number: 
0114 271 7884