Conservative Dentistry MSc

A full-time, one year (or, for SPRs only, a part-time, two year) Master’s programme that provides advanced knowledge in various areas of conservative dentistry.  The programme enjoys both a national and international reputation and prepares students for a career in practice, hospital or academia.   

Structure

The Conservative Dentistry MSc is a full-time degree programme taken over one year.  It can alternatively, for specialist registrars only, be taken part-time over two years.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of seven core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).

Contact days

The full-time programme generally requires attendance five days a week, throughout the year (excepting UCL closure days).  The part-time programme generally requires attendance five days a week for the first eight weeks of the programme, and three days a week throughout the year thereafter.

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group teaching, journal clubs, and one-to-one teaching in the clinical and laboratory situation. Assessment is through written papers (MCQ, MSA, and essays), mock written, oral and patient examination, supervised clinical work, internal graduate appraisal, logbooks, and the dissertation.

Dr Lambis Petridis is the Programme Director.

Career enhancement

Due to its intensive, condensed and comprehensive nature, the programme produces sought-after graduates possessing sound clinical skills based on a solid theoretical knowledge background.

Modules

The below structure refers to the full-time programme.

Year One

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment

15 credits.

Interdisciplinary aspects of treatment as related to conservative dentistry. Comprehensive restoration of aesthetics, function, maintenance of oral health and phonetics.

Assessed through oral examination.

Principles of Treatment Core Course (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)

30 credits.

Clinical and laboratory skills, occlusion and materials. Comprehensive restoration of appearance and function.

Assessed through practical and oral examination.

Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics

15 credits.

Implant dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and applied biomaterials. Comprehensive restoration of appearance and function.

Assessed through an unseen two-hour written examination.

Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion

15 credits.

Treatment planning and functional occlusion. Comprehensive restoration of appearance and function.

Assessed through an unseen two-hour written examination

Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics

15 credits.

Operative dentistry, aesthetics and endodontics. Comprehensive restoration of aesthetics, function, maintenance of oral health and phonetics.

Assessed though an unseen two-hour written examination and a practical examination.

Clinical and Laboratory Treatment (Conservative Dentistry)

15 credits.

Implant dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and applied biomaterials.  Comprehensive restoration of appearance and function.

Assessed through a three-hour practical examination, an oral examination, and an unseen patient presentation.

MSc in Conservative Dentistry Dissertation

60 credits.

Research dissertation.

Assessed through the dissertation itself (10,000-12,000 words) and oral examination.

Application deadline

To start the programme in September 2015, complete your application by 9 January 2015.

Fees

Tuition fees are set each year, so subsequent years will be subject to increases. Payment is taken each year in two parts. Current fees are:

MSc

One year full-time.

  UK/EU students Overseas students
Year One
£24,410 £41,410

MSc

Two years part-time, SPRs only.

  UK/EU students Overseas students
Year One
£11,950 N/A
Year Two
£11,950
N/A

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of two years experience post-qualification.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they meet the required standard by either having recently passed one of the UCL recognised English language tests at the 'good' level, or through work or education experience in English.

Students must have appropriate permission to study in the UK.

How to apply

Applicants should apply online through UCL's online application system.  Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information and have the correct documentation ready.

References

Applicants are required to submit the contact details (address and email address) of two appropriate referees. One must be academic and the other should be an employer or colleague. Referees may not be family members or friends.

Once you have submitted your application, each referee will be contacted by email and supplied with a link to a webpage to which they should upload their reference.

Your application will remain incomplete until all references have been received. You can monitor the status of your application online and resend the reference request emails or change your referee contact details if necessary. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all references are received by the application deadline.

Upload supporting documentation

As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload various documents.

CV Applicants must provide a clear, current and accurate copy of their CV.
Transcript Applicants must provide a copy of their current full GDC registration certificate.
Transcript 2 Graduates of non-UK institutions will need to provide a scanned copy of their academic transcripts or degree certificate.
English Language Test Applicants whose first language is not English need to provide their UCL-approved English language certification.

What happens next

After you have submitted your application online, and once your references and have been received, your application will be held by the Institute.  Selection commences after the application deadline in January and is usually completed by March.

If your application has been successful, University Admissions will issue a formal offer letter confirming your fee status and specifying a deadline by which you must confirm acceptance.  If your offer is conditional, you will be given a deadline by which you must meet the condition.

Contacts

Charles Wilson
Programme Administrator
charles.wilson@ucl.ac.uk
For any further information about the content of the programme.
Institute Admissions edi-admissions@ucl.ac.uk
+44(0)20 3456 1092
For help with the application process, including entry requirements.
University Admissions admissions@ucl.ac.uk For queries about visas, immigration and fees.

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