What will I learn?

The Master of Dental Surgery in Periodontology [MDS(Perio)] extends over not less than three years of full-time study or the equivalent by part-time study, and is designed to enable candidates to achieve an advanced level of knowledge and competence in Periodontology through a prescribed course of study and a supervised research project.

It is a programme of advanced study and research into the histopathogenesis of periodontal diseases and their aetiology, prevention and management, including the role of advanced forms of periodontal therapy in comprehensive oral-health care, as well as the planning, routine placement and supportive care of dental implants. The programme includes lectures, tutorials, seminars, case conferences, literature discussions, and clinical and laboratory work, together with project assignments and training in research methods.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Dentistry

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
HK$546,500.00 (US$ 70,444) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected April 2021

More details

Start date

September 2020, January 2021

Venue

The University of Hong Kong

G14, Ground Floor, Main Building,

The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam,

Southern, Hong Kong, Hong Kong Island

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission to the courses leading to a taught postgraduate qualification, a candidate: shall hold a Bachelor's degree of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from this University or another comparable institution accepted for this purpose. English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or GCE (General Certificate of Education) - Grade C or above; or IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education) - Grade C or above; or Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language - Grade C or above.

For international students

  • A BDS degree of this University or an equivalent qualification.
  • A minimum of one year of working experience, some of which should be of relevance to the programme applied for.

In addition to satisfying the requirements for admission to the curriculum concerned, an applicant who is seeking admission on the basis of a qualification from a university or comparable institution outside Hong Kong of which the language of teaching and/or examination is not English is required to obtain one of the following examination result.

A. TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
1. a score of 550 or above in the paper-based TOEFL; or
2. a score of 213 or above in the computer-based TOEFL; or
3. a score of 80 or above in the internet-based TOEFL; or

B. IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
A minimum overall band of 6 with no subtest lower than 5.5; or

C. GCE (General Certificate of Education)
Grade C or above; or

D. IGCSE (International General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Grade C or above; or

E. Cambridge Test of Proficiency in English Language
Grade C or above

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About this uni

University of Hong Kong had ten of its disciplines ranked in the top 20 globally in the QS World University Rankings by subjects 2019.

  • Recognized as ‘most international’ university in the world
  • Professors ranked among world’s top 1 % of scientists
  • Intensive international collaboration with top universities
  • Graduate employment rate of nearly 100% for 13 years