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Endodontics MSc

A full-time, one year, or part-time, two year Master’s programme with a strong clinical bias. The programme aims to develop the skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics at a level above special interest but below specialist. It has been the foundation for many graduates to launch practice and hospital careers in endodontics.

Mode of study

  • Full-time 1 year
  • Part-time 2 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £21,100
  • UK/EU Part-time: £10,450
  • Overseas Full-time: £40,200
  • Overseas Part-time: £20,100

Application date

  • All applicants: 10 January 2014

More details in Application section.

What will I learn?

The programme aims to develop a broad understanding of Endodontics, including basic principles and how to apply them clinically. Mentored coaching specifically targets areas for development to establish a foundation for independent learning that may ultimately mature into mastery. There is focus on problem analysis, options appraisal, rational management selection and technical/clinical/surgical skills development to enable competency through to proficiency.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL Eastman Dental Institute is the largest postgraduate dental school in Europe and has a reputation as one of the world’s leading academic centres for dentistry. As part of UCL – London’s Global University – the Institute welcomes UK and international students.

This programme is delivered by the Institute’s unit of Endodontics. The unit was the first independent academic endodontic unit in the UK and has acquired a worldwide recognition for its academic and clinical teaching outcomes and research output.

The programme’s students benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, opportunities for self-directed learning, a clinically-relevant laboratory techniques course, emphasis on integration of theoretical and clinical aspects, and prioritised reading recommendations. The broad self-learning approach enables the pursuit of individual academic interests.

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

Core Modules

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice (basic level) – Part 2
  • Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice (basic level) – Part 1
  • Development of Endodontic Skills
  • Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
  • Endodontics MSc Dissertation (see below)


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


Each student undertakes an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000–12,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a structured lecture/seminar series, skills laboratory simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, case conferences and a research project leading to a dissertation. Students are encouraged to develop a range of vocation-specific and transferable skills.

Assessment is multi-dimensional, including essays, short answer questions, MCQ's, oral examinations, continuous assessment of skills, laboratory and clinical work, practical and clinical examinations, submitted clinical case reports and research thesis.

Entry requirements

All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience.

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 previous work or education experience in English. See English Language Qualification page for full details.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

The application deadline for this programme is 10 January 2014. Late applications may be considered after this date but early application is advisable.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for general dental practitioners who wish to extend their knowledge of endodontics in order to prepare for a career in practice dedicated to endodontics.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • why you want to study Endodontics at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets your needs
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


First destinations of recent graduates of the programme include:

  • Practice Principal
  • Associate Dentist
  • UCL Hospital: Speciality Doctor
  • UCL: Teaching Fellows
  • Restorative specialist training
  • Ministry of Defence: Senior Dental Officer


The programme’s strong emphasis on integrated development of multiple domains produces well-rounded clinicians with the competence and aptitude for developing and delivering a high-quality and predictable clinical service in endodontics.

Progression data from the inception of the programme shows that our graduates do not fail to find employment. A high proportion have taken up part-time or full-time teaching posts or have been inspired to follow further training and development in clinical and academic domains. The reputation of our graduates encourages employers to favour their recruitment and most students usually have posts secured before completion of the programme.

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