Master of Dentistry – Rural Oral Health Care, MDent, New Zealand

University of Otago

Study in:New Zealand
8 days
Deadline: 31 May 2019


The Master of Dentistry – Rural Oral Health Care at University of Otago is a one year full-time, or two year part-time taught Master’s program which enhances dental practitioners’ clinical skills and research base, but does not lead to specialist registration.

Programme Structure

Rural Oral Health Care include:

  • Principles of Medicine and Surgery for Rural Oral Health Care
  • Advanced Principles in General Dental Practice
  • Research Dissertation

Academic Requirements

  • Entrance requirements for postgraduate study vary by program with most requiring a minimum bachelor-level qualification in the same field, and some having additional requirements such as relevant work experience and/or professional registration in New Zealand.
  • A postgraduate certificate or postgraduate diploma can usually be taken at any time after the completion of your bachelor’s degree.
  • If you hold an honours degree or postgraduate diploma you may be able to eligible for master’s study by thesis only. In some cases if you hold a bachelor’s degree you may apply for a coursework master’s degree or for master’s study by coursework and thesis.


The University offers a number of generous masters’ awards and doctoral scholarships (for PhD and other doctoral-level study). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit, research ability (where applicable) and suitability within the department. No interview is required. Students already receiving a full scholarship covering tuition fees and living costs are not usually eligible.

Detailed Program Facts

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