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MSc Dental Materials

Queen Mary, University of London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 1 year Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £10900.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Materials are at the forefront of new technologies in medicine and dentistry, both in preventative and restorative treatment. This programme features joint teaching within the School of Engineering and Materials Science and the Institute of Dentistry, bringing together expertise in the two schools to offer you a fresh perspective on opportunities that are available in the field. This is an advanced programme designed to develop a broad knowledge of the principles underlying the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of dental materials.

This programme will:

  • Equip you with a deep understanding of the field of dental materials and the knowledge necessary to participate in research, or product development.
  • Place special emphasis on materials-structure correlations in the context of both clinical and non-clinical applications.
  • Provide an introduction to materials science, focusing on the major classes of materials used in dentistry including polymers, metals, ceramics and composites.
  • Provide up-to-date information on dental materials currently used in clinical dentistry. It covers the underlying principles of their functional properties, bioactivity and biocompatibility, and also covers specific dental materials applications such as drug delivery, tissue engineering and regulatory affairs.

This degree is aimed at dental surgeons, dental technicians, materials scientists and engineers wishing to work in the dental support industries, and the materials health sector generally. On completion of the course you should have a good knowledge of topics related to dental materials, and in addition, be competent in justifying selection criteria and manipulation instructions for all classes of materials relevant to the practice of dentistry.

  • There has been a general move away from destructive techniques and interventions towards less damaging cures and preventative techniques. This programme will update your knowledge of exciting new technologies and their applications.
  • The programme is taught by experts in the field of dentistry and materials; they work closely together on the latest developments in dental materials.
  • Innovations in medical practice, drug development and diagnostic tools are often tested in the mouth due to simpler regulatory pathways in dentistry.
  • The programme allows practitioners the opportunity to update their knowledge in the latest developments in dental materials.
  • The School is proud to have the programme accredited by the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

Materials are at the forefront of new technologies in medicine and dentistry, both in preventative and restorative treatment. This programme features joint teaching within the School of Engineering and Materials Science and the Institute of Dentistry, bringing together expertise in the two schools to offer you a fresh perspective on opportunities that are available in the field. This is an...

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Course Content

The MSc in Dental Materials includes 8 taught modules (15 credits each), as shown on the structure below. You can follow the links for details for each module, and also visit the SEMS website for information on projects and facilities.

Starting in Semester A the programme also includes a research project (60 credits), which is completed under close supervision throughout the year, and submitted in September.

Please note the modules are correct at the time of reading; however we constantly review and update our modules, meaning that they may be subject to change in the future.

Core modules

  • Research Methods and Experimental Techniques in Engineering
  • Surfaces and Interfaces in Dental Materials
  • Science of Biocompatibility
  • Ethics and Regulatory Affairs
  • Properties of Dental Material I
  • Properties of Dental Materials/Processing Methods II
  • Introduction to Oral Biology
  • Biomineralisation and Biominimetics
  • Materials Research Project.

The MSc in Dental Materials includes 8 taught modules (15 credits each), as shown on the structure below. You can follow the links for details for each module, and also visit the SEMS website for information on projects and facilities. Starting in Semester A the programme also includes a research project (60 credits), which is completed under close supervision throughout...

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Available Dates

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Whitechapel

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£10900.00

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Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1 honours or equivalent) in Materials, Dentistry, a related Engineering discipline or equivalent. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 at the start of the course.

An undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1 honours or equivalent) in Materials, Dentistry, a related Engineering discipline or equivalent. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 at the start of the course.

Assessment Methods

The methods of assessment are coursework and formal examinations, which take place in May. Many courses will include continuous assessment so that some or all of the work you do during the course counts towards the final mark.

The methods of assessment are coursework and formal examinations, which take place in May. Many courses will include continuous assessment so that some or all of the work you do during the course counts towards the final mark.

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