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Dental Medicine, Doctorate

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #91 (QS) ,
Home to WA's only tertiary dental training centre, UWA has trained future dentists for more than 70 years. Taught by dedicated staff in state-of-the-art facilities, Doctor of Dental Medicine at The University of Western Australia students are trained for full registration in the dental profession.


You'll be based at The Oral Health Centre of Western Australia, a high-tech dental teaching hospital and learning facility on the QEII Medical Centre campus. You can learn either by treating patients under close supervision by highly experienced and skilled tutors, or by observing general and specialist dentists treating a wide range of dental conditions. Successful graduates will be able to register with the Dental Board of Australia as a dentist and enter the profession immediately.

The Doctor of Dental Medicine at The University of Western Australia consists of a total of 32 units within modularised streams covering comprehensive clinical care, Developmental & Behavioural Sciences, Diagnostic & Surgical Sciences, Restorative & Rehabilitative Sciences. DMD core modules cover fundamental dental and medical sciences. DMD clinical practice modules cover clinical dental sciences, including patient care, preventative and conservative dentistry, restorative dentistry and child and adolescent dental health.

Career Pathways

Following completion of this course, graduates will be able to register with the Dental Board of Australia as a dentist and enter the profession immediately. Students may pursue careers in private or public practice.


The Doctor of Dental Medicine is accredited by the Australian Dental Council, allowing graduates to practice in the profession immediately.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences 
  • Developmental and behavioural sciences 
  • Integrated Dental Sciences Remediation
  • Comprehensive Clinical Care
  • Restorative and Rehabilitative Sciences

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

  • CRICOS CODE: 089787B

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have:

  •  a bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  •  the equivalent of a UWA grade point average (GPA) of at least 5.5; and
  • a Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT) overall score of at least 50 and no section score less than 50 for domestic applicants

Tuition Fee

  • International

    78096 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 312400 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
National: AUD 8,786 per year

Living costs for Perth

  • 1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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