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Master of Dental Surgery (MDS)

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The Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) degree provides graduate training in different disciplines in dentistry. The aim of each discipline programme is to prepare graduate students to become registered dental specialists.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Course Code
MDS

About this course

The Master of Dental Surgery (MDS) degree provides graduate training in different disciplines in dentistry. The aim of each discipline programme is to prepare graduate students to become registered dental specialists. The programmes foster development of critical analysis, research skills, and advanced clinical skills that will be recognised for specialist registration. The programmes prepare students to be both practitioners and advisory consultants in their chosen areas of specialisation. Within each programme, papers on research methods and practice, advanced clinical science, and advanced clinical practice are included.

Because of the different training requirements for registration in each area of specialisation, the programme entry requirements and lengths vary.

The programme of study shall consist of papers and a research dissertation as specified for one of the following endorsements:

Entry requirements

  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Faculty of Dentistry.
  2. Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:
    1. have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Dental Surgery of a university in New Zealand;
    2. have been admitted with the status of one who is entitled to proceed to the degree.

Study locations

Dunedin