InstructorHelena Vackelin
TypeOnsite Course
DateMay 31, 2017
PlaceMalmö University, Sweden
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Two-year Master’s program in Dental Science with clinical training

Application deadline: May 31, 2017
When: Master’s program starts in January 2019
Where: Faculty of Odontology, Malmö University, Malmö, Sweden

In cooperation with Malmö University Faculty of Odontology, 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

Two-year Master’s Program in Dental Science:
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Who should attend / Entry requirements

Dentists with a dental degree and at least two years of clinical experience after graduation.

English requirement
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. Request the testing organisation to send your test results directly to Swedish HealthCare (do not send any test results yourself). Test scores are valid for two years if you have already taken a test.

Required test scores:
IELTS Academic: a test with an overall mark of 6.5 and no module under 5.5.
Request IELTS/IDP to send your test report form (TRF) to Swedish HealthCare.

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)
Request TOEFL/ETS to send your official score report to Swedish HealthCare (code Sweden B411).


The 2-year program is offered in the following specializations:


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 about each course 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. 

Swedish language course

Prior to its start in January 2019, students of the two-year Master’s program are offered to participate in an intensive language course in general Swedish and dental Swedish. This course will start in August 2018 and is specifically designed for international dental professionals.

The Swedish language course is voluntary for two-year Master’s Program students. However, we encourage students to participate as Swedish language skills will be beneficial for the clinical work included in the program at Malmö University. Cost for the Swedish language course is not included in the annual fee for the program, and will be invoiced separately.


The annual fee is 480 000 SEK. 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 on the website. Applicants need to order their evaluation report and send their diplomas and transcripts to ECE as soon as possible! The standard processing time for an evaluation report is approximately three weeks from receipt, review and approval of all documents, information and payment. The evaluation report will be sent directly from ECE to Swedish HealthCare.

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 specialisation

Selection process:
Invitations for interviews: September – October 2017
Interviews in Malmö: October – November 2017
Letters of Acceptance will be sent out: December 2017
Acceptance confirmation deadline: 14 days after send date for Letter of Acceptance
Master’s program start: January 2019

How to apply

Apply to the program by filling out this application form. (The PDF form works in most browsers. For Firefox, you may need to change the PDF viewer to Adobe Reader, to be able to fill out the form.)

You will need the following documents, in addition to this application form, to complete your application:

  1. Updated CV (including educational and emplyment periods) in English
  2. Personal letter (including goals and ambitions) in English
  3. Transcript copy in English
  4. Copy of graduation certificate in English
  5. Document in English to verify the full financing of your program, issued by your sponsor
  6. Two reference letters in English
  7. Copy of valid passport
  8. English test: IELTS Academic och TOEFL (test result sent directly from test organisation)
  9. ECE validation of credentials (evaluation report sent direcly from ECE)

Send your application form together with all required documents to Application deadline is May 31, 2017.

If you need to supplement your application with (8) IELTS/TEOFL test results or (9) ECE validation report, deadline for these supplements (sent directly from test organisation/ECE) is June 23, 2017.

The number of places for international students is limited. Therefore it is important that your application is complete and includes all the required documents. Incorrect or incomplete applications will not be processed or answered.

For questions concerning application or admission, please contact Åsa Ander, International Coordinator at Swedish HealthCare. E-mail:

For questions regarding the education and its content, please contact Associate Professor Maria Pigg, Program Director at Malmö University. E-mail:

If you are accepted to the Master’s program, you will receive assistance from Swedish HealthCare to make necessary arrangements for your stay in Malmö for you and accompanying family members.

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