Melbourne Dentistry ranked number one in Australia in QS rankings

Dentistry at Melbourne has once again been ranked number one in Australia and 27th globally in the 2016 QS World University Rankings.

Released recently, the QS World University Rankings by Subject tracks the performance of more than 4200 universities across 42 subject areas.

University of Melbourne Dental School
Head of Melbourne Dental School Prof Mike Morgan (Photo credit: University of Melbourne)

Professor Mike Morgan, Head of Melbourne Dental School said it was an excellent result.

“We have an incredibly dedicated team at Melbourne, and these rankings are testament to their hard work and outstanding research and teaching capabilities.”

In recent years, Melbourne Dental School has attracted more research funding than any other dental school in Australia and in 2003-4 established a Cooperative Research Centre for Oral Health Science and the Victorian Centre for Oral Health Science. The school is at the forefront of graduate dental education and has Australia’s largest postgraduate program, the Doctor of Dental Surgery. It also offers a variety of exciting and valuable continuing professional development programs for dental practitioners. The diverse range of Australian and international students from many social and ethnic backgrounds provides a stimulating intellectual environment which enhances the learning experience for all students at the school.

University of Melbourne – Doctor of Dental Surgery

The Melbourne Dental School offers the Doctor of Dental Surgery program which incorporates all aspects related to the provision of advanced general dental care to patients as well as teaches students to prepare, develop, execute and write for publication a small research project.

Program: Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)
Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Semester intake: February
Duration: 4 years
Application deadline: July 29, 2016

Entry requirements
To be eligible to apply for the Melbourne DDS program, eligible applicants must have
  • successfully completed an undergraduate degree in any discipline at a recognized international university within the past 10 years;
  • completed prerequisite second-year subjects (one semester each) in human anatomy, human physiology and biochemistry (approved by Melbourne);
  • completed an entrance examination: either the Canadian DAT or US DAT. Please note that the carving portion of the Canadian DAT is not required for Melbourne Dental School; however, if you have completed the carving section of the test, this score will be considered. Test scores will not be considered if the exam results are more than 2 years old. There is no minimum cutoff GPA or DAT score for this program; however, a high level of academic standard is required for entry.

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