Prosthodontics MClinDent

A full-time, two year, or part-time, three year Master's programme. The programme is broad-based and progressive, and comprises theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research.


The Prosthodontics MClinDent is a full-time programme taken over two years.  It can alternatively be taken part-time over three years.

UK/EU students may take the two-year MClinDent as part of a three-year, full-time Specialty Training programme. The third year of Specialty Training prepares students for the MRD (Membership in Restorative Dentistry). The MRD is administered, examined and awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons. As the MRD or MEndo is not a UCL award, students on the UK Specialist training are automatically offered a place at UCL on a new programme as a post-MClinDent Affiliate student, during the last year of their MClinDent.

Overseas (non-EU) applicants may take the three-year Advanced Training programme, which incorporates the MClinDent and matches the Specialty Training programme, designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory. Year One: Core modules (165 credits). Year Two: Core modules (105 credits), dissertation (90 credits). Year Three (Specialty/Advanced Training only): no credit-bearing modules.

Contact days

The full-time programmes generally require attendance five days a week, throughout the year (excepting UCL closure days).  The part-time programme generally requires attendance five days a week for the first eight weeks of the programme, and three days a week throughout the year thereafter.

Teaching and assessment

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.

Dr Ailbhe McDonald is the Programme Director.

Career enhancement

Graduates progress to become specialists in Prosthodontics.


The below structure refers to the full-time programme.

Year One

Clinical Science & Research Methods

15 credits.

Assessed through a two-hour MCQ examination.

Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment

15 credits.

Interdisciplinary aspects of treatment as related to conservative dentistry. Comprehensive restoration of aesthetics, function, maintenance of oral health and phonetics.

Assessed through oral examination.

Principles of Treatment Core Course (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)

30 credits.

Clinical and laboratory skills, occlusion and materials. Comprehensive restoration of appearance and function.

Assessed through practical and oral examination.

Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics

15 credits.

Implant dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and applied biomaterials. Comprehensive restoration of appearance and function.

Assessed through an unseen two-hour written examination.

Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics

15 credits.

The construction and provision of complete and partial dentures, embracing techniques and patient response, including basic understanding and knowledge of dental materials for removable prosthodontics.

Unseen two-hour written examination

Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion

15 credits.

Treatment planning and functional occlusion. Comprehensive restoration of appearance and function.

Assessed through an unseen two-hour written examination

Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 1

30 credits.

Implant dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and applied biomaterials. Comprehensive restoration of appearance and function.

Assessed through continuous assessment.

Advanced Restorative Seminars - Clinical Log book 1 and Case Reports 1

30 credits.

Clinical photographic skills. Digitisation of radiographs and other images. Examples of successful styles and the practicalities of making professional case presentations. Essay writing and their assessment.

Coursework (continuous assessment)

Year Two

Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics

15 credits.

Operative dentistry, aesthetics and endodontics. Comprehensive restoration of aesthetics, function, maintenance of oral health and phonetics.

Assessed through an unseen two-hour written examination and practical assessment.

Advanced Fixed, Removeable, Implant and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics

30 credits.

This module contains a sound scientific basis for treatment planning judgements. It is intended to develop to a specialist level the generic (non-specialist) knowledge and understanding of fixed, removable and implant treatment delivery introduced elsewhere in the curriculum and includes treatment of the patient with maxillofacial defect and an understanding of the role of precision attachments.

Assessed through an unseen two-hour written examination, an oral examination, and two practical examinations with patients.

Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2

30 credits.

Implant dentistry, fixed prosthodontics and applied biomaterials. Comprehensive restoration of appearance and function.
Assessed through continuous assessment and a three-hour practical examination.

Prosthodontic Clinical Log Book and Case Reports 2

15 credits.

This module provides credit recognition for work carried out by students to complete the cumulative log book of clinical cases.

Assessed through the logbook, two detailed case reports and oral examination.

MClinDent in Prosthodontics Dissertation

90 credits.

Research dissertation.

Assessed through the dissertation itself (13,000-15,000 words) and oral examination.

Year Three

Specialty Training and Advanced Training students only.

No credit-bearing modules.

Preparation for the MRD examination.

Application deadline

The deadline for the September 2017 programme is 8 January 2017. The online application portal will open in the autumn of 2016.


Visit the UCL website via the links below to see 2016/17 fees. Tuition fees are set each year, so subsequent years will be subject to increases.


MClinDent Advanced Training

MClinDent Specialty Training (Post MCClinDent Affiliate)

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of two years 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 work or education experience in English.

Students must have appropriate permission to study in the UK.

How to apply

Applicants should apply online through UCL's online application system.  Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information and have the correct documentation ready.


Applicants are required to submit the contact details (address and email address) of two appropriate referees. One must be academic and the other should be an employer or colleague. Referees may not be family members or friends.

Once you have submitted your application, each referee will be contacted by email and supplied with a link to a webpage to which they should upload their reference.

Your application will remain incomplete until all references have been received. You can monitor the status of your application online and resend the reference request emails or change your referee contact details if necessary. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all references are received by the application deadline.

Upload supporting documentation

As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload various documents.

CV Applicants must provide a clear, current and accurate copy of their CV.
Transcript All UK applicants are required to submit a copy of their degree certificate, all non-UK applicants are required to submit a copy their degree certificate and their academic transcript.
Transcript 2 Applicants currently practising in the UK must provide a copy of their current full GDC registration certificate.
English Language Test Applicants whose first language is not English need to provide their UCL-approved English language certification.
Specialty Training and Advanced Training

UK/EU Specialty Training applicants should submit two parallel applications – one to UCL Eastman Dental Institute (for the full-time MClinDent programme) through UCL's online application system, and one to Health Education England.

Overseas Advanced Training applicants should apply for the separate full-time Advanced Training programme.

What happens next

After you have submitted your application online, and once your references and have been received, your application will be held by the Institute.  Selection commences after the application deadline in January and is usually completed by March.

If your application has been successful, University Admissions will issue a formal offer letter confirming your fee status and specifying a deadline by which you must confirm acceptance.  If your offer is conditional, you will be given a deadline by which you must meet the condition.


Programme Administrator For any further information about the content of the programme.
Institute Admissions
+44(0)20 3456 1092
For help with the application process, including entry requirements.
University Admissions For queries about visas, immigration and fees.