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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Dental Technology

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc puts you at the forefront of research into the rapidly evolving field of dental technology and materials. You’ll work with distinguished academics and clinicians throughout the programme and work on cutting-edge research projects.

  • Gain hands-on experience: you’ll attend consultant-led clinics and technical practice sessions
  • Learn research methodologies and skills
  • Exceptional outcomes: former students have gone on to win awards (such as the Drapers’ Company Prize andI ADR Heraeus Kulzer Travel Award) and gain prominent positions in research and industry
  • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we’re joint first for research impact (REF 2014)
  • Also available for intercalating BDS Dentistry students


New postgraduate study and research facilities are available in the state of the art Blizard building, as well as the Institute of Dentistry, and include:

  • 11 dedicated seminar rooms and a student learning centre
  • 92 production laboratory spaces
  • Digital imaging and two cutting-edge cone beam CT machines
  • A PC in every operatory with ‘slave screen’ on chair for viewing images and discussing results with patient
  • Modern facial-scanning equipment
  • Facilities and services for 72 ‘phantom’ heads

Career paths

This MSc provides you with the research skills and experience necessary to pursue further academic research at PhD level. Other students go on to prestigious posts in industry.


This is a core module delivered in the Master of Science (MSc) in Dental Technology which is designed to ensure students are taught the basic principles of the factors that affect aesthetics in Restorative Dentistry including; Light, colour and shade selection, Basic restoration aesthetics (understanding and designing tooth shape and form and use of colour effects), Ethical aesthetics, Denture aesthetics, Maxillo facial aesthetics, Implant aesthetics. Practicals; Shade selection and designing a colour map. Diagnostic waxing, Denture gingival staining, contouring/stippling techniques. Porcelain building techniques to achieve aesthetics. Techniques may be taught one to one during the technical practice sessions to enable the student to complete their advanced case presentation.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2:2 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant subject such as Medicine, Dentistry, Dental Technology, Chemistry or Biology. A dental technology foundation degree with two years' post-initial qualification experience may also be considered. For intercalating BDS Dentistry students: Successfully completed at least three years (360 credits) of the BDS or equivalent dental course (for clinically based masters this must include the equivalent of one year of patient based teaching (in hospital/dental practices/clinics)) Passed BDS year 3 or 4 exams immediately prior to entry at the first opportunity Demonstrate a clear and unequivocal interest in the field by written application and/or interview