New Master's degree programme in Medicine and Dentistry starting in Kiel

Professors in the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel University (CAU) have developed a new international Master's degree programme as further training for university lecturers in the field of dentistry and medicine, together with the Leibniz Institute for Science and Mathematics Education (IPN) at Kiel University and the Institute for Quality Development of Schools in Schleswig-Holstein (IQSH). The accredited "International Master of Applied Scientific Dental/Medical Education and Research" (iMasder) will be offered for the first time this coming winter semester.

"Above all we want to reinforce the quality of research and teaching in the field of oral medicine and present our teaching approaches, also internationally, with this new Master's degree programme", says Professor Jörg Wiltfang, Director of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH). He is coordinating the degree programme at the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel University together with Professor Christof Dörfer, Director of the Department of Dental Preservation and Periodontics at the UKSH. The advanced degree programme is intended to appeal to the next generation of academics and in particular to international participants.

During the two-year degree programme lecturers will teach students the fundamentals of research, knowledge about creating one's own research group, the structure of studies and the publication of research results. Internationally recognised research results, in particular also from the Faculty of Medicine at Kiel University, will determine the content of the degree programme. In addition, topics such as teaching methods, quality management, personnel management and communication are on the curriculum. Participants will also learn how to independently develop and implement teaching curricula in line with current didactic standards.

The part-time advanced degree programme in this form is the only one of its kind throughout Germany and is arranged across four semesters. 20 places are available per semester. Anyone who can provide evidence that they have completed a degree in Medicine or Dentistry and who is or was working at a university will be admitted to the degree programme. Those interested can register for the coming winter semester until 1 October 2014.

Further information under:


Prof. Dr Dr Jörg Wiltfang

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Telephone: +49 (0)431 597-2820


Prof. Dr Christof Dörfer

Department of Dental Preservation and Periodontics

Telephone: +49 (0)431 597-2781


Dr Ann-Kathrin Wenke

Dean's Office of the Faculty of Medicine

Telephone: +49 (0)431 880-2126