Two-year Master’s program in Dental Science with clinical training
In cooperation with the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University, we offer a two-year Master’s program in Dental Science with clinical training. The program provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in general dentistry and special skills within a specialization in dentistry. After successful completion, the student will receive a degree and certification for Master of Science in Odontology.
After taking the course, the student should be able to:
- Function as a resource dentist in the selected clinical specialization
- Review scientific literature
- Participate in planning and conducting research and development
- Qualify for further postgraduate studies
Please note that the information below applies to the 2019 program.
Updated information for the coming program (with start in 2021) will be published ahead of the next application period in Spring 2020.
Two-year Master’s Program in Dental Science:
all the details
Who should attend / Entry requirements
Dentists with a dental degree and at least two years of clinical experience after graduation.
Malmö University requires an English 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 IELTS Academic and TOEFL.
Required test scores:
IELTS Academic: a test with an overall mark of 6.5 and no module under 5.5.
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)
Test scores are valid for two years if you have already taken a test.
The program consists of five academic courses, including a degree thesis, over a period of two years as illustrated in the figure below (click for larger image).
Read more and see a film on the Malmö University website.
- Language: English
- The program consists of five courses, including a degree thesis, over a period of two years
- Theoretical program includes lectures, discussion, exercises, home study etc.
- Clinical training includes treating patients with tutors
Credits & degree
Credits: Two-year program with 120 higher education credits.
Degree: Upon successful completion, the graduate will be awarded the degree of Master of Science in Dental Science (MDSc) from the Faculty of Odontology at Malmö University.
Academic collaboration and examination
In a memorandum of understanding with the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI), the Master’s program at Malmö University includes the Diploma of Member of the Faculty of Dentistry, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (MFDRCSI) examinations (part 1 and 2). The MFD 1 and 2 exams are given during year 1 as examination of the course “Comprehensive dentistry – Odontology in Sweden”. In addition, having passed the MFDRCSI also qualifies participants for the specialist Fellowship examination (FFDRCSI), should they choose to continue their postgraduate studies.
The annual fee is 495 000 SEK (2018). The fee covers costs for all examinations, theoretical classes, clinical supervision as well as all costs related to clinical participation at the University clinic, including working clothes, office space and insurance costs.
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.
Validation of University Credentials
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/higschool 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 at least one month before application deadline. The standard processing time for an evaluation report is approximately three weeks from receipt, review and approval of all documents, information and payment.
Selection criteria & process
Selection criteria: Candidates will be selected for interviews based on the following criteria:
- Fulfillment of all entry requirements
- Academic merits
- Clinical experience (in general)
- Clinical experience within chosen area of specialization