The Periodontology MClinDent provides a sound and intensive knowledge of the basic principles of periodontal diseases, the management of advanced periodontal cases and the surgical components of implant dentistry. Particular emphasis is placed on achieving theoretical and clinical knowledge, as well as stimulating critical and analytical thinking in both the clinical and research environment.
What will I learn?
Students are able to assess and manage the periodontal needs of a patient and become competent in the presentation, diagnosis and management of all known diseases and disorders of the periodontium, including diagnosis, case selection, treatment planning and surgical aspects of implant dentistry.
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.
The department of Periodontology comprises a world-recognised team of clinicians, research and administrative staff characterised by enthusiasm, dynamism, a strong desire to grow professionally and a deep sense of caring for our patients.
Students benefit from first-class facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques.
Availability: Full-time 3 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 540 credits. Year One: Core modules (180 credits). Year Two: Core modules (180 credits). Year Three: Core modules (120 credits), dissertation (60 credits).
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000-15,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through seminars, tutorials, individual and small group teaching, self-directed learning, and practical clinical and experiential learning; with maximum exposure to clinical methodologies and management of patients with periodontal diseases. Assessment is through written, oral and practical examinations, clinical assessments, case presentations, patient logbooks and the dissertation.
Entry and application
All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience.
Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that the candidate provides appropriate written confirmation and attaches this to their application. Applicants who do not provide this confirmation will not be put forward for shortlisting.
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 11 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. Interviews of the shortlisted individuals will take place in February.
Who can apply?
This accredited programme is suitable for dental practitioners who want to develop the intensive knowledge and clinical skills necessary to specialise in Periodontics either for further training, research, or a career in this field.
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 Periodontology 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
The programme offers the intensive knowledge and clinical expertise necessary to practice Periodontics at a specialist level.
Recent first destinations of graduates of the programme include:
- Mount Oval Dental Practice: Periodontologist
- Greek Air Force: Dental Officer
- UCL: PhD in Clinical Dentistry
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: