12 months
Duration
24780 GBP/year
9810 GBP/year
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About

This Dental Materials Science programme from University of Birmingham 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.

Overview

The one-year Dental Materials Science programme from University of Birmingham 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.

The programme:

  • will provide mechanical, physical and chemical properties of materials as structured systems, including bulk and surface properties at the molecular, micro-, and macroscopic level and interaction of materials with the biological environment.
  • will help you develop a critical understanding of factors that determine the successful clinical application of dental materials and contribute to state-of-the-art and emerging dental material technologies, including digital dentistry and manufacturing and the future of dental materials and related tools.
  • is focused on a research-led educational programme where theoretical concepts of materials science delivered by a range of teaching methods are reinforced by gaining insight and deeper understanding within a laboratory setting.
  • is based on practical exploration of concepts, generating ideas and assembling and testing explanations, ultimately providing a strong foundation for the final 12-week research project and developing career research skills beyond.
  • is based on the format and delivery of existing and successful MSc programmes in Dental Materials Science established by Professor Brian Darvell (University of Hong Kong, University of Kuwait, and now University of Birmingham) and is led by Professor William Palin (University of Birmingham).

Why study this course?

  • A research-led educational programme providing substantive research training using state-of-the-art equipment
  • Delivered by world-leading experts in the field
  • A new purpose-built, integrated Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry (the first to be built in the UK for almost 40 years) designed to offer world-class research facilities and a modern learning environment for over 600 students and trainees
  • A coherent and focused materials science programme for dentistry
  • Based on insight and exploration using a variety of teaching methods and problem based learning skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

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 and
  • if required, satisfy examiners by means of a qualifying examination

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    24780 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24780 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9810 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9810 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

MSc

  • UK: £4,905 part-time
  • International: £12,390 part-time
PGDip
  • UK: £6540 full-time, UK: £3,270 part-time
PGCert
  • UK: £3270 full-time, UK: £1,635 part-time

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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