Dental Science: Master Programme

Programme - second cycle - 120 credits

Syllabus for students admitted autumn 2014

Programme Code:
OACMO revision 2
Swedish name:
Odontologi: Masterprogram
Date of establishment:
30 January 2012
Date of ratification:
30 January 2012
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Odontology
Enforcement date:
30 January 2012

Entry requirements

Basic eligibility for higher education and the following specific powers: Dental Degree. Special permission was also the one who through Swedish or foreign education, practical experience or because of any other circumstances, have the potential to benefit from the education.


To obtain the Master degree the student shall have completed a degree project of 30 higher education credits. The program includes the following courses, all within the field of Odontology/Dental Science:

TV630A, Research Methodology, 15 credits

TV631A, Odontology in Sweden - an overview, 15 credits

TV632A, Individual Specialisation, 30 credits

TV632A, Individual Clinical Specialisation, 30 credits

TV633A, Degree Thesis, 30 credits

The program runs full-time and begins with courses TV630A and TV631A. All courses are part-time and run parallel during the program. Course TV632A and TV633A starts at second semester and will continue in term 3 and 4. Final semester devoted mainly to the thesis, TV634A, and specialization within the specialty (TV632A and TV633A). Examination is done separately for each course in which examiners and supervisors are appointed by the Education Committee. Grades are pass or fail.



For programme with start Autumn 2014:
Autumn 2014 - Semester 1
Spring 2015 - Semester 2
  • -
Autumn 2015 - Semester 3
  • Odontologi: Examensarbete, 30 credits (TV634A) compulsory
    Main field: Odontology
Spring 2016 - Semester 4
  • -

Learning outcomes

General objectives

The Higher Education Act (SFS 1992:1434, Chapter 1 § 9) provides that:

"Second level education shall involve a deepening of knowledge, skills and abilities relative to first level education and, in addition to what applies to first level education,

  • Further develop students' ability to independently integrate and use knowledge,
  • Develop students' ability to deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, and
  • Develop students' potential for professional activities that demand considerable independence or for research and development. Act (2006:173). "

The Master's degree is awarded after the student has completed course requirements of 120 credits, including at least 60 credits with depth in the main field. In addition, it is required Bachelor's degree of at least 180 ECTS or equivalent degrees.

Cases under the Higher Education

Knowledge and understanding

Upon completing this programme students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in their main field odontology, including both an overview and deeper knowledge of certain parts of the area.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of how to conduct research and development in your area.
  • Demonstrate deeper methodological knowledge in their main field odontology and especially in the studied area

Skills and competences

Upon completing this programme students will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to integrate knowledge and to analyze, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations, even with limited information
  • Demonstrate an ability to independently identify and formulate issues and to plan and use appropriate methods, carry out advanced tasks within specified time frames
  • Demonstrate the ability to in an international environment, orally and in writing, to present and discuss their conclusions and the knowledge and arguments that form the basis for these
  • Demonstrate the skills required to participate in research and development work or to work in other advanced contexts

Judgment and approach

Upon completing this programme students will:

  • Demonstrate an ability to in the main field odontology make judgments with regard to the relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and demonstrate an awareness of ethical aspects of research and development
  • Demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations, its role in society and the responsibility for its use
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify the need for further knowledge and to take responsibility for developing their knowledge


Master's Degree (120 credits).

Master degree

After the education on the programme is accomplished the requirements for the master degree in Dental Science are fulfilled. The degree certificate states the title Master (two years) in Dental Science.

Malmö University issues a degree certificate after receiving the student’s application.