Endodontics MClinDent

A full-time, two year, or part-time, four year Master's programme with a strong clinical bias. The programme aims to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics.


The Endodontology MClinDent is a full-time degree programme taken over two years.  It can alternatively be taken part-time over four years.

UK/EU students may take the two-year MClinDent as part of a three-year, full-time Specialty Training programme.  The third year of Specialty Training prepares students for the MRD (Membership in Restorative Dentistry).  The MRD is administered, examined and awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Overseas (non-EU) applicants may take the three-year Advanced Training programme, which incorporates the MClinDent and matches the Specialty Training programme, designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Year One: Core modules (135 credits) dissertation (30 credits). Year Two: Core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (60 credits). Year Three (Specialty/Advanced Training only): no credit-bearing modules.

Contact days

The full-time programmes generally require 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 structured lecture and seminar series, skills laboratory simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, and a research project. Students are encouraged to develop a range of different vocation-specific and transferable skills. Assessment is by essays, short answer questions, MCQ's, oral examinations, continuous assessment of skills, laboratory and clinical practical work, submitted clinical case reports and research dissertation.

Dr Yuan Ng is the Programme Director, with Dr Morganna Vianna as Programme Coordinator.

Career enhancement

The programme’s produces well-rounded clinicians with the competence and aptitude for developing and delivering a high-quality and predictable clinical service in endodontics. Aided by the programme's reputation, students usually have posts secured before completion of the programme. 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 below structure refers to the full-time programme.

Year One

Development of Endodontic Skills

30 credits.

Assessed through clinical case logs and laboratory coursework.

Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice - Part 1

15 credits.

Assessed through an unseen two-hour written examination.

Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice - Part 2

30 credits.

Assessed through an unseen three-hour written examination and a twenty-minute oral examination.

Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills

30 credits.

Assessed through a 15-minute presentation of cases, logbook, and case reports (6,000-8,000 words.)

Operative and Advanced Endodontic Technical Skills

15 credits.

Assessed through formal assessment of course work.

MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation Part 1

30 credits.

Assessed through a written report on study protocol (2,000 words) and first draft literature review (4,000 words.)

Year Two

Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice 1

30 credits.

Assessed through an unseen three-hour written examination and an oral examination.

MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation

60 credits.

Assessed through a 30-minute oral examination and the dissertation (13,000-15,000 words.)

Endodontic Relationships with Other Dental Disciplines

15 credits.

Assessed through an oral examination on an assessment of an unseen clinical case, and an oral examination on the presentation of two multidisciplinary case reports.

Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 1

30 credits.

Assessed through continuous assessment of clinical course work and a three-hour practical examination.

Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 2

30 credits.

Assessed through case logs and an oral examination (10 minutes.)

Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice 2

30 credits.

Assessed through an unseen three-hour examination and an oral examination.

Year Three

Specialty Training and Advanced Training students only.

No credit-bearing modules.

Practice management and preparation for the MRD examination.

Application deadline

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


Tuition fees are set each year, so subsequent years will be subject to increases.  Current fees are:

MClinDent (two years full-time)

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

MClinDent (four years part-time)

  UK/EU students Overseas students
Year One
£11,950 £31,520
Year Two
£11,950 £31,520
Year Three £11,950 £31,520
Year Four £11,950 £31,520

MClinDent Specialty Training (three years full-time, UK/EU students only)

  UK/EU students Overseas students
Year One
£24,410 N/A
Year Two
£24,410 N/A
Year Three £18,850 N/A

MClinDent Advanced Training (three years full-time, Overseas students only)

  UK/EU students Overseas students
Year One
N/A £41,410
Year Two
N/A £41,410
Year Three N/A £41,410

Payment is taken each year in two parts.

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.


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.
Specialty Training and Advanced Training

UK/EU Specialty Training applicants should initially apply for the full-time MClinDent programme.

Overseas Advanced Training applicants should apply for the separate full-time Advanced Training programme.

What happens next

After you have submitted your application online, and once your references and have been received, your application will be considered by the Programme Director.  The outcome will be communicated to you informally via email by Institute Admissions as soon as possible (normally within three weeks of your references being received.)

If your application has been successful, University Admissions will then 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.


Wendy Taylor
Programme Administrator
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.