12 months
15218 USD/year
1827 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


We offer a master degree in Dental Therapy at University of Kwazulu Natal. Dental Therapists can work independently within the public and private sectors,  and can perform all functions within the scope of primary and secondary levels of prevention in Dentistry. 


Oral Hygiene is a dynamic, patient-orientated profession where the hygienist is committed to meeting the health education and prevention needs of the community. At University of Kwazulu Natal we offer a master degree in Dental Therapy. 

Key Features 

  • They work within the private and public sectors, with emphasis on health education and promotion, and can now register as an independent practitioner. 

Programme Structure

  • The focus is on evidence-based oral health promotion and prevention at a primary health care level within a multidisciplinary and inter-professional approach to improve health and oral health. 
  • They do scaling and polishing and dental radiography for all patients, with emphasis on patients with special needs. 
  • They also provide supervised, specialized preventive care to patients in orthodontics, periodontics, oral surgery, and other dental specialities.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • An appropriate Bachelor's degree OR
  • Admission to the status of that degree in terms of Rule GR7 (a) OR
  • Attained a level of competence as defined by rule GR7 (b)
  • A School/College may prescribe further criteria for admission to study. Consult College Handbooks. 
  • Some Schools/College may accept and Advanced Diploma for entry into a Postgraduate Diploma if HEQF  (Higher Education Qualification Framework) requirements are met.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15218 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15218 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    1827 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1827 USD per year during 12 months.

International: Part-time (two or more years) or one semester (first or second) $7 609 per annum

Living costs for Durban

7800 - 9401 ZAR /month
Living costs

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


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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