Queen Mary, University of London

Course Introduction

Dental Materials is multi'disciplinary and draws on all branches of science to combine them with manufacturing technology and design to overcome dental and maxillofacial (bones of the jaw and face) problems. Dental materials scientists study the processing, structure and properties of materials and the interactions of these materials with the tissues of the face and mouth. These programmes are an exciting part of our suite of medically related degrees. Both the BEng and MEng programmes contain specialist modules on dental materials, maxillofacial anatomy, biomaterials.

Course Modules

Year 1: Biological structures; dental materials 1; mathematics; properties of matter; engineering materials; mechanics; polymers; problem based learning. Year 2: Biomaterials; macillofacial anatomy; thermodynamics; deformation; structural characterisation; corrosion; financial management; problem based learning; mathematics. Year 3: Medical engineering; dental materials 2; failure of solids; manufacturing; materials selection; polymer composites; group project; phase transformations. Year 4: Biosensors and devices; advanced topics in biomaterials; research project; advanced ceramics; advanced studies.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MEng (Hons) £28,200  Academic year. First year overseas fees
4 years
Full Time
MEng (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • European Baccalaureate 80%
  • International Baccalaureate 36
  • GCE A-level AAA
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher AAA
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade