This is a research-based programme, consisting of full research (100%) work leading to thesis submission. Students are required to present and defend the research proposal in Semester 1. Assessment will be based on the submitted thesis and Post Thesis Examination Meeting (PTEM). All details regarding the research proposal and thesis submission are according to IIUM Postgraduate Regulations (Revised 2020) handbook. Students also need to fulfil the minimum publication requirement as stipulated by the university as graduation requirement.

Students are required to attend Research Methodology (COURSE CODE: DENT 7201) and Unified Islamic Input (COURSE CODE: DENT 7202) in Year 1. Both courses are audit-based.

General Requirement

Specific Requirements

English Proficiency Certificate

In accordance with the IIUM Postgraduate Regulations (Revised 2020).

  • Obtained a bachelor’s degree (Hons) in Dentistry or a related Science or Health Sciences with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 and above from IIUM or another recognized Institute of Higher Learning; or obtained another recognized qualification equivalent to a bachelor’s degree (Hons); or have relevant professional qualifications and experience recognized by the University Senate; or get a CGPA of less than 2.75 but have work experience in the field applied for.
  • Appropriate research proposals are required for applications for admission to a master’s degree.
  • TOEFL-minimum 550 (paper-based); or
  • IELTS – Minimum Band 6.0; or
  • IIUM English Placement Test (EPT) – minimum 6.0
  • However, exemptions for English language proficiency certificates may be granted to students who have taken the program and graduated from universities that use English as a medium of instruction in English-speaking countries or students who graduated from IIUM from programs that use English as a medium of instruction (IIUM Postgraduate Regulation (revised 2020; point

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Kulliyyah of Dentistry, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Kuantan Campus, Pahang, Malaysia

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Programme Coordinator

Deputy Dean Postgraduate & Responsible Research


Programme Coordinator (Master of Dental Sciences), Kulliyyah of Dentistry, IIUM

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Deputy Dean Postgraduate & Responsible Research, Kulliyyah of Dentistry, IIUM

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