Postgraduate Programmes



The Faculty of Dentistry offers various postgraduate programmes to both local and international communities. The programmes cover a range of dental disciplines that are delivered and conducted in different mode of study to meet the needs and interest of the candidates; i.e. coursework, clinical coursework, coursework and dissertation (mixed-mode), and research programmes.

Clinical programmes are designed to train dentists to be a specialist in the field of their choice.  Candidates will be expose to clinical practice through dental specialist training at the Faculty’s specialist clinic as well as clinical posting at recognised and reputable Dental Institutions locally and/or internationally.  On the other hand, the scientists too have options of major dental areas for them to explore and experiment in such as Oral Cancers, Oral Implants, Dental Materials, Health Care System, Dental Pharmaceutics, Molecular Studies and many more. 



Master of Dental Sciences:   
Minimum duration of 2 semesters
Maximum duration of 8 semesters
Doctor of Philosophy:   
Minimum duration of 4 semesters
Maximum duration of 12 semesters
Our research niche is a specialized corner of your scientific field where you have potential to dentistry areas. FODUM has 15 research niche areas.



Four- year clinical programs in the following specialities:

Clinical Coursework Programme
Master in Orthodontics
Master in Clinical Dentistry (Restorative in Conservative Dentistry)
Master in Clinical Dentistry (Restorative in Prosthetic Dentistry)
The following 4 year clinical programmes are open for admission (candidates may apply now):
Master in Clinical Dentistry (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
Master in Clinical Dentistry (Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology)

Coursework Programme
Master of Community Oral Health

Coursework & Dissertation Programmes (Mix-Mode)
Doctor of Dental Public Health

Research Programmes
Master of Dental Science
Doctor of Philosophy

Upcoming Postgraduate Programmes!!

Details on Fees Structure  (Citizen, Non Citizen

Rules and Regulations of Universiti Malaya (Doctoral and MASTER)

 Calendar of Academic Programme 2019-2020

 Postgraduate Handbook 2018/2020

          Postgraduate Handbook 2018/19

           Postgraduate Handbook 2017/18

 Postgraduate Handbook 2016/17




Students among dental faculty collaborate to develop innovative solutions to dentistry issues. Student conferences in composition at their best involve a shared commitment involving both lectures/researchers and student.

Life on campus should be full with passion, rigour and vivacity! Our friendly campus offers everything you need to get the most from both your studies and your leisure time.


The Institute of Graduate Studies (IPS) is the Graduate Centre for UM. Since its inception in 1979, IGS has inspired to promote excellent multidisciplinary research and postgraduate training in order to meet the growing demands and development of the modern era.

Few awards will be awarded to excellent students based on criteria set as recognition.



International Student Centre/ Visa Application | 
The online application for International Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students


Foreign candidates whom their partner is Malaysia citizens can apply for this program through Ministry of Health (MoH), Malaysia. MoH will send letter and resume of the candidate to the Faculty of Dentistry UM for interview. The successful applicants will receive the Offer Letter from MoH and they need to pay RM25,000/year (excluded visa) for the tuition fees. It can be paid by cash or instalments.


The Faculty of Dentistry provides an opportunity to local and oversea undergraduate students to work closely with the healthcare professionals from our faculty and have an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills. The fees imposed will be RM420 per entry (for registration + matric card).


The Faculty of Dentistry opens its door to local and oversea students to gain experience in the clinical field in various department.




The Faculty of Dentistry provides an opportunity for you to study in another university overseas under the UM Student Exchange Programme (UMSEP). Students will get to experience a different study environment and meet new people. To find out more about the UM Student Exchange Program, kindly visit this website


Open to graduated candidates that does not have recognition from the Malaysian Dental Council (MDC). This is to fulfill their terms of conditions set by KKM. Candidate will undergo the clinical attachment for two (2) years before sit for the final examination. The fees is RM25,000/year. (Any interested candidate, kindly email your application to


Department Contact Details:


Postgraduate Management Office,
Level 10, Postgraduate & Research Tower
Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tel. No: 603-79677463 (Office)
Fax. No: 603-79676473






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