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Community Dentistry, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
The Master of Science in Community Dentistry at The University of Hong Kong curriculum extends over not less than one year of full-time study, or the equivalent by part-time study, and is designed to enable candidates to achieve an advanced level of knowledge and competence in community dentistry through a prescribed course of study and a supervised research project.

About

The programme in Community Dentistry offered by The University of Hong Kong involves advanced study and research into the theory and practice of preventive dentistry, oral epidemiology, related behavioural sciences, and systems for the provision of dental health care and their administration. It includes lectures, tutorials, clinical work, project assignments and training in research methods.

Our taught postgraduate programmes which have an esteemed reputation cover 10 subject areas and lead to Masters degrees and professional Advanced Diplomas which build on the Master of Dental Surgery Degrees. The majority of the programmes fulfil the specialist training requirements of the seven dental specialties of the College of Dental Surgeons of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy of Medicine.

Apart from offering a limited number of self-financing places in each specialty, some government-funded places have been available in 2019-20. Candidates who are interested in studying the MDS degree in different specialties are advised to apply for admissions to the respective curriculum. Candidates who fulfil the eligibility criteria for the government-funded places may be offered the opportunity to take up such places.

Programme Structure

Mode of Attendance

  • Full Time (one year)
  • Part Time (two years)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

  • This programme does not recognise GRE® scores.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

  • A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21800 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    5367 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5367 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Local Students

  • 42,100 HK$
Non-local Students
  • 171,000 HK$

Living costs for Hong Kong

  • 13720 - 23420 HKD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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