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Dental Materials Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #25 (QS) ,
The Master of Science in Dental Materials Science [MSc(DMS)] programme at The University of Hong Kong will be of value to dentists who want to gain a deeper understanding of their daily work or specialise in facilitating and teaching biomaterials science (dental materials science) at dental schools.

About

It also will be of interest to science and engineering degree-holders contemplating an attractive interdisciplinary career, will provide a strong foundation for research study, and will be of substantial value to people who want to teach biomaterials science in dentistry or medicine. The programme does not involve patient contact.

The master degree in Dental Materials Science offered by The University of Hong Kong is a programme of advanced study designed to develop a broad knowledge of the principles underlying the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of biomaterials and materials in dentistry; structure at molecular, microscopic and macroscopic levels; adhesion promotion; setting reactions; mechanisms of reaction and mechanical failure; testing and validation; adhesion promotion; and behaviour in all relevant aspects of each class of material used in dentistry, in relation to their function, application handling and service. 

The programme includes small group tutorials, lectures, seminars, common courses, laboratory demonstrations and experiments, optional courses, e-learning applications, self-guided learning and journal-based learning. Students practise scientific-presentation skills, give a scientific seminar presentation, the Annual MSc(DMS) Post-Graduate Student Seminar, and write a scientific paper based on their laboratory research project, in addition to their MSc(DMS) thesis.

Programme Structure

The programme includes small group tutorials, lectures, seminars, common courses, laboratory demonstrations and experiments, optional courses, e-learning applications, self-guided learning and journal-based learning. Students practise scientific-presentation skills, give a scientific seminar presentation, the Annual MSc(DMS) Post-Graduate Student Seminar, and write a scientific paper based on their laboratory research project, in addition to their MSc(DMS) thesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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 a degree or other qualification of equivalent first-degree standard from another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose.
  • To satisfy the examiners in a qualifying examination if required.

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

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