The Master of Orofacial Sciences programme bridges the Doctor of Dental Surgery and the three-year Doctoral programme. This one-year programme is a pre-requisite to the Doctoral programme. This combination of one year Master and three years Doctoral programme will be among the qualifications required to enable graduates to be registered as Dental Specialists under the new Malaysian Dental Act 2018.

This Master programme provides opportunities for local private practitioners or potential dental lecturers to specialise in an area of interest to them. The common core courses makeup 50% of the programme and includes Applied Medical and Dental Sciences, Research Methodology and Biostatistics, Research Project and General Dentistry. The elective courses currently available are Restorative Dentistry and Periodontology. The elective courses will include simulations and clinical training.

The research project will be based on the simple collation of clinical data towards a clinical audit outcome, preliminary field studies or introductory laboratory studies, while the research output can be in the form of mini-dissertations or scientific reports.

Programme Structure

  • Applied Medical and Dental Sciences
  • Research Methodology
  • Community Dental Practice
  • Research Project
  • Integrated Restorative Dentistry

Entry Requirement


Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent qualification

A minimum of one year Clinical Experience after graduation

Registered with the Malaysian Dental Council (MDC) and holds current Annual Practising Certificate (APC) or registered with the dental regulatory body in another country and eligible to be granted a Temporary Practising Certificate (TPC) by MDC

Health requirements as required by the Higher Education Provider (HEP)

English Proficiency (for foreign students)

IELTS: 6.0
TOEFL: 550

Career Opportunities

This one-year programme will be a pre-requisite to the first planned doctoral programme, Doctor of Restorative Dentistry (DResDent). This combination of one-year masters (MOFSc) and the three-year doctorate (DResDent) programs will enable the graduates to be registrable with the Malaysian National Specialist Registry or future Register of Specialists upon approval by Cabinet of the new Malaysian Dental Act. This program will also cater for International candidates who may not have the financial capabilities to do the specialists programme in Malaysia but intend to have follow-up specialist training in their own country.


Our faculty has the most experienced doctors from various countries and also the most modern equipments in the field of dentistry. With a very good inflow of patients, the candidates can be assured of a good exposure to a variety of cases and high learning standards.
Industry Linkages
Collaboration with various national and international universities will broaden the horizon for the candidates for research and related courses.
Master of Orofacial Science a very affordable fee in comparison to similar courses in other universities.
Flexible Enroll Dates
Currently , there is only fixed date for enrollment.