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Master of Dental Technology, MDentTech

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #176 (QS) Dunedin, New Zealand
Dental Technology is a global profession. Throughout the world there is a high demand for skilled dental technicians. This Master of Dental Technology is taught at University of Otago.

Overview

A candidate whose qualification for admission to the Master of Dental Technology at University of Otago is a postgraduate diploma (other than the Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Technology) or equivalent may be exempted from papers to a maximum of 60 points, provided that the candidate's previous study is directly relevant to the proposed and approved programme of study.

The programme of study, the topic of the thesis, and the supervisors of the research, shall be approved by the Faculty of Dentistry.

A candidate may not present a thesis which has previously been accepted for another degree.

For the thesis, the research should be of a kind that a diligent and competent student should complete within one year of full-time study.

Career opportunities 

Dental Technology is a global profession. Throughout the world there is a high demand for skilled dental technicians. The high skill base that New Zealand dental technicians achieve makes them desirable to overseas employers. 

In New Zealand and Australia, dental technicians are employed by commercial dental laboratories. These laboratories provide the bulk of the work for the private dental industry, the defence forces, hospitals, and state dental services. 

The ratio of employer to employee is approximately 1:3, and many dental technicians ultimately set up business for themselves. There are no barriers to becoming self-employed

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Dental Materials Science
  • Advanced Fixed Prosthodontic Techniques
  • Advanced Implant Prosthodontic Techniques
  • Advanced Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Techniques
  • Topics in Advanced Dental Technology

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications close 31 May

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    95

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  • Minimum required score:

    587

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General Requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by programme with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand. 
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor's degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26372 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26372 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    24926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24926 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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  • National: 36,705 NZD
  • International: 39,099 NZD

Living costs for Dunedin

  • 1000 - 2300 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

The University offers a number of generous masters’ awards and doctoral scholarships (for PhD and other doctoral-level study). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, research ability (where applicable) and suitability within the department. No interview is required. Students already receiving a full scholarship covering tuition fees and living costs are not usually eligible.

You can find out more about our scholarship options by visiting our scholarship page: https://www.otago.ac.nz/international/future-students/international-scholarships/

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