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A full-time, three year Master’s programme which provides 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 developing theoretical knowledge and advanced clinical competence, as well as critical and analytical thinking founded on evidence-based approaches.
Mode of study
- Full-time 3 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £21,100
- Overseas Full-time: £40,200
- All applicants: 10 January 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
The programme offers students the ability to assess and manage the periodontal needs of a patient and to become competent in the presentation, diagnosis and management of all known diseases and disorders of the periodontium. This encompasses diagnosis, case selection, treatment planning and surgical aspects of implant dentistry (including advanced training in soft and hard tissue management).
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 Periodontology. The unit’s research team is instrumental in the development, evaluation and clinical application of new diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic approaches for periodontal diseases and oral implantology.
The programme is the only programme in the UK to be accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology, and the unit is an ITI Scholarship Centre. Students benefit from first-class facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques as well as internationally renowned speakers and honorary staff members.
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).
Each student undertakes 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.
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.
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.
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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 application deadline for this programme is 10 January 2014.
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 and surgical elements of implant dentistry, 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
- 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.
The programme offers the intensive knowledge and clinical expertise necessary to practice Periodontics at a specialist level.
Top career destinations for this programme
- Self Employed, Peridontologist, 2010
- Self Employed Dentist, Peridontologist, 2010
- Mount Oval Dental Practice, Periodontist, 2009
- Greek Air Force, Dental officer, 2009
- Royal Navy, Clinical Director, 2011
Following completion of the programme, graduates have joined or started dental practices in the UK, EU and overseas working in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. Some graduates continued their career by following clinically related PhD programmes and have been appointed in academic positions in Dental Schools in UK and overseas. A number of international graduates received prestigious governmental positions in their countries.