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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.
Mode of study
- Full-time: 2 years
- Part-time: 4 years
Tuition fees (2015/16)
- UK/EU Full-time: £24,410
- UK/EU Part-time: £18,850
- Overseas Full-time: £41,410
- Overseas Part-time: £31,520
- All applicants: 9 January 2015
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
The programme teaches a broad and deep understanding of Endodontology, enabling students to apply appropriate clinical strategies from first principles. Mentored coaching specifically targets development of independent learning skills, to enable long-term achievement of mastery.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
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 allowing an individual approach to learning. The broad self-learning approach enables the pursuit of individual academic interests.
Find out more about the programme and speciality training on the institute's Endodontology MClinDent page.
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).
Each student undertakes an independent research project in years one and two, which culminates in a dissertation of 13,000–15,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
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.
All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification.
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English language proficiency level: Good
How to apply
Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.
The deadline for applications is 9 January 2015.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for qualified dental surgeons who wish to develop an advanced foundation of academic knowledge in endodontology and a high level of clinical competence in the practice of endodontics. The supervised research project provides a base-line experience for further work in these fields.
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 Endodontology at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme might meet your goals.
This programme prepares students for future professional evaluation of clinical/academic competence as a specialist. It is also a suitable springboard for pursuing academic, clinical or research careers in endodontics.
Top career destinations for this programme
- Royal House Dental Practice, Endodontist, 2011
- Bedford Primary Care Trust, Senior Endodontic Practitioner, 2011
- King Abdul University, Lecturer, 2010
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.
Endodontology (Specialty Training)
An additional year (full-time) leading to recognition on the UK specialist list.
MClinDent and MRD. The MRD (Membership in Restorative Dentistry) is administered, examined and awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons.
Teaching and Learning
Students follow the two year Endodontology MClinDent programme in full, plus a third year culminating in the MRD examinations.
In the MRD year, a typical week consists of four days of clinical training and one day undertaking didactic courses in aspects of practice management and preparation for the MRD examination. The MRD year also provides the opportunity to learn how to run study clubs, courses for general dental practitioners and how to conduct clinical audit. Students will have the opportunity to consolidate their skills in a practice setting, allowing them to develop greater control and independence in the working environment and providing an opportunity to review their cases pre- and post-treatment.
Who can apply?
The MClinDent + MRD Endodontology (Specialty Training) programme is available exclusively to students from the UK/EU. The programme has the approval of the Specialist Advisory Committee.
International applicants should apply for either the MClinDent or MClinDent (Advanced Training) programme. Applicants are advised to verify the specialist training requirements of their country's relevant regulatory body before submitting an application.
MRD year: £14,260
(Indicative. Students will pay the appropriate fee at the time of starting the MRD year.)