There is a national and overseas demand for dental surgeons who are highly knowledgeable in Endodontology. This intensive MSc programme has a strong clinical bias and aims to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills required to enable a graduate to undertake the independent practice of endodontics at above a special interest level but below a specialist level.
What will I learn?
Students develop a broad understanding of Endodontics, including basic principles and how to apply them clinically. Mentored coaching reveals their areas of deficiency and provides practical solutions to enable them to develop and mature as endodontic practitioners. They gain the ability to analyse endodontic problems, discuss available options and select appropriate treatment, and develop the clinical and surgical skills to execute the treatment with a high degree of competence.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
The Eastman is a major centre of excellence, at the forefront of evidence-based clinical service, research and development, and education in the oral health care sciences.
It is the largest academic postgraduate dental centre in Europe, and has a world-wide reputation for its specialist training delivered through clinically intensive postgraduate programmes.
Students on this MSc programme 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 allowing an individual approach to learning. The broad self-learning approach enables the pursuit of individual academic interests.
Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of five core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
All MSc students undertake 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, seminars, skills laboratory simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, case conference 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 and application
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.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications for this programme is 13 January for the year of entry. However, late applications may be considered after this date. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
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 limited 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
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
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: