SMU School of Oral Health Sciences Masters Degree Courses

SMU School of Oral Health Sciences Masters Degree Courses

Master of Science in Dentistry (MSc (Dent))

Admission requirements:

In possession of a BSc (Hons)(Dent Sc) degree

The aim is to provide a career path for non-dental scientists appointed to training institutions in dentistry and to provide the industry involved in the development of dental materials and equipment with appropriate trained scientists.

  • Duration will be a minimum of one year and maximum of three years
  • Application is subjected to departmental consideration and approval

Master of Dentistry (M Dent)

  • Within the following specialties:
  • Community Dentistry
  • Maxillofacial and Oral Surgery
  • Oral Pathology
  • Orthodontics
  • Periodontics and Oral Medicine
  • Prosthodontics

Admission requirements:

Registered with HPCSA as dentist and have practiced for at least two years, post-graduate diplomas, primaries and other masters degree will be an advantage. Primaries and ATLS are a requirement for students wishing to study for an MDent (MFOS) degree. Minimum of 65% in the field of interest at undergraduate level.

  • The aim is to train dentists in a specialty in dentistry
  • Duration depends of the specialty, but ranges from four to five years
  • Admission is subjected to availability of a training post, which will be advertised nationally and subjected to interview and appointment as a registrar

Master of Dental Science (MDS)

Two streams:

  • MDS by course work, which include mini-dissertation
  • MDS by research by major dissertation

Admission requirements:

In possession of at least a BDS or equivalent degree and registered with the professional board

The aim is to increase the depth of knowledge of a dentist in a specific field of dentistry

  • Duration will be a minimum of one year and maximum of three years
  • Application is subjected to departmental consideration and approval