Postgraduate Coursework

Postgraduate Coursework degrees at the University of Sydney


We offer a range of postgraduate courses, qualifying graduates with either a Doctor of Clinical Dentistry, a Graduate Diploma, or a Graduate Certificate.

Postgraduate course options

Courses offer dentists, who have been in practice for at least two years, advanced training in a choice of:

Why study a postgraduate course with us?

  • Access to the latest technology, facilities and teaching laboratories
  • Develop high level skills in your preferred area of interest
  • Receive training at the University of Sydney Camperdown Campus, as well as Westmead Centre for Oral Health and Sydney Dental Hospital, and
  • Be taught by internationally renowned dental professionals, who are some of the most highly respected academics in Australia and the world.

Who should study a postgraduate course?

Postgraduate courses are designed for graduates with a Doctor of Dental Medicine, a Bachelor of Dental Surgery or an equivalent qualification that is recognised by the Dental Board of Australia. These courses require at least two years of general dental practice and the completion of the Primary Fellowship Examination of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS) or its equivalent is highly desirable.

International applicants

International Students must provide proof of their English language proficiency for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and receive either General Registration or Limited Registration to undertake this course.

International applicants who do not qualify for General Registration must fulfil the AHPRA language requirement by achieving IELTS Academic Test results of at least seven in all categories. This IELTS test satisfies both the University of Sydney entry requirement and the AHPRA English language standard for limited registration.

Graduate opportunities

All streams of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry program prepare candidates for a career at a specialist level in their preferred field and to provide a basis to pursue a career pathway in research and/or clinical academic positions.

Professional recognition / accreditation

Australian Dental Council

All streams of the Doctor of Clinical Dentistry course are accredited by the Australian Dental Council.