InstructorNils Persson
TypeOnsite Course
PlaceMalmö University, Sweden
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Two-year Master’s program in Dental Science

Specializations: Peridontology and Prosthodontics

Program start: August/September, 2021

The application period has now closed.

Swedish HealthCare Academy in cooperation with the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University offers an International Master’s Programme in Dental Science (2 years, 120 higher education credits)

The purpose of the two-year International Master’s programme is to provide students with basic research training and the experience of independently planning and executing a research project under guidance from an experience researcher. The programme will also provide the student with advanced knowledge and skills in their major subject, dentistry, with special focus on a subarea. After graduating from the programme, the student should be able to: review scientific literature; participate in planning and conducting research and development within the profession; and function as a resource dentist in the selected subarea. The Master’s degree also qualifies the student for further postgraduate studies towards e.g. PhD.

Program details

Entry requirements

​At the time of application, the applicant must have:

  • a degree in Dentistry (D.D.S., B.D.S. or equivalent)
  • a minimum of two years of clinical experience after graduation
  • English proficiency equivalent to secondary school
  • full sponsorship from a ministry, organization or company


The 2-year program is offered in the following specializations (see links for more information):

Content and methodology

More information on the content and methodology can be found here


Upon successful completion of the Master’s programme, which includes a research project and the defence of a thesis (2nd cycle), students will be awarded a Master’s Degree in Dental Science (MDSc).


The fee covers the cost of all education, examination, theory classes, as well as all costs related to the preclinical/clinical training at the University Clinic. This includes working clothes, office space, insurance costs, and administrative support.

This education is exclusively offered as a commissioned education and will be regulated via an agreement between the Faculty of Odontology and the employer/sponsor of the student. Malmö University does not offer any grant or scholarship for program participation.

Application process timeline


Deadline for applications
Online interviews

Letter of Acceptance ​
​Deadline for admittance fee

Program start​

Future academic career

Following successful completion of the 2-year international master program, academically oriented students may wish to continue with further research studies. Research interested students may apply to the Faculty Board of Research and Research Education to a 4-year Odont Dr (PhD) full-time program after agreement with their research supervisor, and provided that continued financial support and scholarship can be obtained from the sponsor. During the doctoral study period, doctoral students devote themselves to a research project under the supervision of experienced researchers. The core of the program is the training in the research group, but general and specific scientific courses are also included in the program. The written dissertation is defended by the doctoral student in a public seminar, and leads upon successful completion to the doctoral degree. The PhD program equals 240 higher education credits.

Relocating to Sweden and Malmö

Swedish HealthCare Academy will assist in every step on your journey towards relocating to Sweden. We will assist you in finding suitable accommodation and daycare/school for your children. After arrival we will continue to support you in obtaining a Swedish ID, opening a bank account, registering with a healthcare centre, and locating the nearest grocery store, pharmacy, gym… During your whole study period in Sweden, we will be available for any queries.

To find out facts about Sweden, including information on everyday life, childcare, accommodation and more, please see WHY SWEDEN in the menu above.

Malmö is an exciting place to be with its mix of past, present and future. Its proximity to Copenhagen Airport and continental Europe is another of the city’s many advantages. Read more:


Please read carefully.

  • All applications are to be submitted electronically.
  • The deadline is 6 April, 2021.
  • All information/documents should be in English.
  • After sending your application, a message should come up on your screen saying you have been successful in sending your application. You should also receive immediate confirmation via e-mail.
  • Applicants selected will be asked to present all required documents in original.

The following information/documents are required to complete your application:

1. CV

Your CV should include educational and employment periods. Your clinical experience should be clearly stated.

2. Personal letter

Your personal letter should include your goals and expectations.

3. Graduation certificate

4. Financial guarantee

A preliminary financial guarantee for admission purposes only, is required. The financial guarantee has to be issued by your sponsor and contain information on what program is covered etc.

The following information/documents are required to receive possible acceptance:

5. Transcript

6. Reference letter no. 1

7. Reference letter no. 2

8. Copy of valid passport

9. Proof of English language proficiency 

Malmö University requires an English language proficiency equivalent to secondary school for all programs taught in English. Non-EU students must demonstrate their English abilities through an internationally recognized English test. Accepted tests are TOEFL and IELTS Academic. In the current Covid-19 situation, TOEFL iBT Home Edition and IELTS Indicator are also accepted. 
Test scores are valid for two years if you have already taken a test.

Required test scores:
TOEFL (iBT): total score of at least 90. The written test must be at least 20 (scale 0-30)
TOEFL (PBT): total score of at least 575. The written test must be at least 4.5 (scale 1-6)
TOEFL MyBest Scores is accepted.

Required test scores:
IELTS Academic: a test with an overall mark of 6.5 and no module under 5.5.

10. ECE Course by course evaluation report

Malmö University requires all applicants to validate their university credentials through ECE. Therefore all applicants need to order a course by course evaluation report for post secondary/university level studies (secondary/high school studies not needed). Go to the ECE website and follow the instructions for course by course evaluation. Applicants need to order their evaluation report and send their diplomas and transcripts to ECE. The standard processing time for an evaluation report is approximately three weeks from receipt, review and approval of all documents, information and payment.


If you cannot find the answer to your question on the website, please e-mail You can also phone International Coordinator Åsa Ander on +46 761021854, or Managing Director Nils Persson on +46 705127816.