About this program
Master of Dental Technology (MDentTech)
The Master of Dental Technology (MDentTech) Program usually requires two years' full-time study (or the equivalent in part-time study). It consists of three 500-level papers plus a thesis.
If you have already completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Technology (PGDipDentTech), then you complete the MDentTech in one year studying by thesis only.
Duration of the Program
A candidate shall normally follow a Program of study for the equivalent of not less than two years of full-time study and not more than three years of full-time study. Exceptions shall be permitted only with the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).
Admission to the Program shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Faculty of Dentistry.
Every applicant must present evidence of ability for advanced level academic study, and
have been admitted to the degree of Bachelor of Dental Technology (if studying by papers and thesis), or
have been awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Technology (if studying by thesis only), or
have alternative qualifications and experience acceptable to the Dean of Dentistry (in considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be given to the detail of the course of study followed, as well as the applicant's performance).
Applicants whose previous qualifications do not include the degree of Bachelor of Dental Technology will be required, as a prerequisite for the thesis, to have passed a suitable paper in research methodology.
If your first language is not English you need to meet our English language requirements as follows: IELTS score of 6.5 in the academic module (with no individual band below 6.0); Internet-based TOEFL: Score of 95 with a minimum writing score of 22, Paper-based TOEFL: score of 587 (TWE 4.5); we also accept a number of other English language tests. Due to COVID-19, we currently accept IELTS Indicator Test, and TOEFL iBT Special home Edition.
Don't meet the English language requirements? The University of Otago Language Centre ""English for Otago"" Program offers a pathway for Undergraduate and Postgraduate students to meet the English language requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate study.
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- Master of Dental Technology (MDentTech)
- Papers and Thesis
- DTEC 501 Advanced Dental Materials Science
- Two of:
- Advanced Fixed Prosthodontic Techniques
- Advanced Implant Prosthodontic Techniques
- Advanced Maxillofacial Prosthodontic Techniques (not currently offered)
- Topics in Advanced Dental Technology
- Thesis: DTEC 5
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.
Applicants must apply online. They should also attach all the necessary supporting documents which includes scanned copies of their previous official academic transcripts (awards gained, marks, grades) with their application, and provide proof of their identity this is usually achieved by providing a certified copy of the personal details page of their passport or a birth certificate (in English). Applicants may also be required to submit an Educational Credential Evaluators report (ECE). As soon as applicants have completed their online application, their proof of identity document must be posted to International Division, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand. Applications close by 31 May. International student applications for semester 1/summer school study close: Oct-31; Semester 2 study close: Apr-30.
International tuition fees per year: 43131 NZD
1. Level of Award of the Degree
The degree may be awarded with distinction or with credit.
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University of Otago
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