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Programme: MScDent General

Code Faculty Duration Credits
11252001 Faculty of Health Sciences Duration of study: 2 years

Programme information

The programme consists of:

- An examination on an approved programme of advanced study and tuition in an applicable area of Dentistry.

- A dissertation related to the major subject. In the final evaluation, the dissertation and the examination will carry equal weight.

Admission requirements

Subject to the stipulations of the General Regulations, the BChD degree or an equivalent qualification is required, as well as the Postgraduate Diploma in Dentistry [PGDipDent]. The candidate may be exempted from the latter qualification at the discretion of the head of the department concerned and with the Dean’s approval.

Candidates in possession of an applicable bachelor honours degree or equivalent qualification may be admitted to study in certain specialised basic dental sciences at the discretion of the head of department concerned and according to the General Regulations, and with the Dean’s approval.

Examinations and pass requirements

The stipulations of the General Regulations apply. A minimum pass mark of 50% is required for the dissertation, with a minimum of 50% as pass mark in the examination.

Pass with distinction

A student must obtain a minimum of 75% in both the examination and the dissertation.


The information published here is subject to change and may be amended after the publication of this information. The General Regulations (G Regulations) apply to all faculties of the University of Pretoria. It is expected of each student to familiarise himself or herself well with these regulations as well as with the information contained in the General Rules section. Ignorance concerning these regulations and rules will not be accepted as an excuse for any transgression.

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