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Prosthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent

A full-time, three year Master's programme designed for students from outside the European Union. The programme is broad-based and progressive, and comprises theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research. It matches the specialty training programme and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country.

Mode of study

  • Full-time: 3 years

Tuition fees (2015/16)

  • UK/EU Full-time: £24,410
  • Overseas Full-time: £41,410

Application date

  • All applicants: 10 January 2015

More details in Application section.

What will I learn?

The programme offers practical experience in advanced conservation, fixed (conventionally prepared and resin-retained designs) and removable prosthodontics, and implant-supported prostheses for single missing teeth or partially edentulous cases, alongside an introduction to occlusal registration techniques and the range of diagnostic procedures required to ensure effective planning and design of oral reconstructions.

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 Prosthodontics. The unit’s technical work is carried out in a fully-equipped modern laboratory with the support of highly-trained dental technicians. The unit’s clinic cares for one of the largest cohorts of hypodontia patients in the world.

The programme offers an intensive programme with a strong practical emphasis. Students benefit from first-class facilities which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, including practical classes in the operative technique laboratory.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory. Year one, students complete core modules to the value of (165 credits). Year two, students complete core modules to the value of (105 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits). Year three students complete clinical study (not credit bearing).

Year One Core Modules

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Principles of Treatment
  • Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
  • Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics
  • Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion
  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care
  • Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
  • Advanced Restorative Seminars - Clinical Log Book I and Case Reports II

Year Two Core Modules

  • Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontic Skills
  • Advanced, Fixed, Removable, Implant and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
  • Prosthodontics Clinical and Laboratory Care II
  • Prosthodontics Clinical Log Book and Case Reports II


All students undertake an independent research project in year two which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000–15,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through one-to-one clinical and laboratory instruction, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, individual work including a research project, self directed learning and problem based learning. Assessment is through mock written and practical examination, essays, internal graduate appraisal, supervised clinical work, oral presentation and the dissertation.

Entry requirements

All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification.

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.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

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 10 January 2015.

Who can apply?

The programme is designed for applicants from outside the European Union needing to meet specialist training requirements. Applicants intending to seek specialist recognition in other countries, or who do not hold a dental qualification registerable in the UK, may find the MClinDent pathway more appropriate for their needs.

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 prosthodontics 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
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.


This programme offers dental professionals the opportunity to extend their knowledge of fixed and removable prosthodontics in order to prepare them for a career in specialist practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice or an academic career in the field.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Harley Street Clinic, Specialist Dentist, 2010
  • Self-Employed, Prosthodontist, 2011
  • Plowman & Partners, Dentist, 2011
  • UCL, MRD Affiliate Postgrad Prosthodontics, 2011
  • UCL , Visiting Lecturer, 2011
  • Plowman & Partners, Dentist, 2011


The majority of graduates completing the programme progress onto specialist lists in prosthodontics in the UK. Overseas graduates can apply to relevant specialist lists in prosthodontics.

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