This new programme is currently awaiting validation, and as such the programme details are not yet finalised.
The Institute hopes to be able to accept applications for the 2014 initial year shortly. To be kept up to date on when the programme launches, you can:
Tel: +44(0)20 3456 1092
Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Paediatric Dentistry MSc
A part-time, three year Master's programme that blends online, distance learning with hands-on, clinical training and aims to support students' ongoing clinical work at the same time as developing their abilities. Students can study for one, two or three years, graduating with a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc respectively.
What will I learn?
Year one provides students with the basic knowledge required in paediatric dentistry and teaches some of the clinical techniques needed in a laboratory setting. Year two encourages more advanced and complex treatment planning and looks at other aspects of good patient care such as clinical governance. Year three consolidates the learning to date and provides the theory experience required for graduates to understand, critically appraise and potentially carry out research.
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 Paediatric Dentistry. The unit was one of the first to offer a professional doctorate of paediatric dentistry in the UK and the first (and only) to provide certificate level training.
The programme offers excellent skills lab facilities including practical experience of inhalation sedation. The unit’s staff have expertise in caring for young patients with behavioural problems, dental trauma, craniofacial anomalies and severe medical conditions. Students have the opportunity to be helped in the management of their own patients.
Availability: Part-time up to 3 years
Students undertake nine modules adding up to the total value of 180 credits.
A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, part-time over two years) is offered.
A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, part-time over one year) is offered.
To be confirmed.
- There are no optional modules for this programme.
To be confirmed.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through a combination of seminars, online learning and hands-on sessions in our skills lab. Assessment will be through written and practical tests, logbook of patients treated in practice, case presentations, essay and vivas throughout the programme.
All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years clinical 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 previous work or education experience in English. See UCL's English language proficiency requirements for full details.
Overseas applicants must ensure they have appropriate immigration status to attend the required contact days in London.
For a dentist to benefit from this programme, they should be treating solely children for the equivalent of at least 2 days a week.
How to apply
The programme is not currently accepting applications. Once it has received validation, you will be able to apply online.
Who can apply?
The programme is designed for busy dentists working in practice, the community services or any other environment who wish to provide a higher standard of care for children.
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 paediatric dentistry at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to this programme at the Institute
- 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.
As well as enhancing your clinical skills, this programme also supports development of transferable skills such as use of electronic resources, giving presentations and academic writing.
This programme is the successor to the Institute’s Paediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Certificate programme. Destinations of recent graduates of the preceding programme include:
- Specialist Registrar, Leeds (2013)
- Senior Dental Officer, Community Dentistry (2012)
- Clinical Lead for Dental Salaried Services, Barnet PCT (2010)
This is the only blended learning MSc programme to provide further training in paediatric dentistry, designed to support working dentists. The programme allows students to learn from expert teaching staff that include:
- BSPD editor for the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry
- Committee member for Paediatric Dental Care Pathways and Level II Practitioners in Paediatric Dentistry
- MPaedDent examiners
- BSPD representative for Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IACSD)
- Member of The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD)