Oral Health Sciences, MSc (postgraduate)

The postgraduate Master’s programme in Oral Health Sciences is a three-year degree programme offered by the Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA). This full-time programme is taught in English and offers a unique combination of theoretical training and clinical skills. Oral Health Sciences is intended for ambitious Dutch and international dentists with a few years of work experience in a general practice seeking to deepen, broaden and complement their knowledge of Oral Health Sciences and wishing to specialise in one of the following graduation profiles:

What makes Oral Health Sciences unique?

  • Small-scale environment: 1-4 students per graduation profile per year.
  • Joint theoretical programme combined with profile-specific seminars and clinical courses.
  • Interdisciplinary approach: knowledge exchange between four different profiles within the field of dentistry.
  • State-of-the-art facilities, laboratories and clinics.
  • ACTA is the only university in Europe that offers such a postgraduate Master’s programme in Oral Health Sciences.

Graduates find work as specialised dentists, academic or clinical teachers, PhD students/researchers or a mix of these professions.

Minimal requirements

  • (International) Master’s degree in dentistry (recognised under Dutch law)
  • Dutch BIG registration
  • Work experience in a general dental practice 
  • Proficiency in both English (level C1) and Dutch (levels B2/C1)

Click here for the complete application requirements.

Outline of the programme

Outline of the programme - Oral Health SciencesThis is a full-time, three-year programme (180 ECTS in total, 60 ECTS per year) with an average minimum time commitment of 40 hours per week. Depending on the chosen graduation profile, students will be at ACTA 3-5 days per week. Click here for more facts & figures.

Course fees

The annual course fees differ per profile. Click here for the course fees.


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Contact information

Programme DirectorProgramme Coordinator
Wetselaar, P.
Dr. Peter Wetselaar
E-mail: p.wetselaar@acta.nl
Fleur Danis
Fleur Danis
Email: pgohs@acta.nl