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Prosthodontics MClinDent

A full-time, two year, or part-time, three year Master's programme that comprises theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research.

Mode of study

  • Full-time: 2 years
  • Part-time: 3 years

Tuition fees (2015/16)

  • UK/EU Full-time: £24,410
  • UK/EU Part-time: £16,690
  • Overseas Full-time: £41,410
  • Overseas Part-time: £31,520

Application date

  • All applicants: 9 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?

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. Approximately two-thirds of the programme is allocated to clinical and laboratory work for patients.

Find out more about the programme on the institute's Prosthodontic MClinDent page.

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 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 I

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.

Entry requirements

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

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 9 January 2015.

Who can apply?

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


First destinations of recent graduates include prosthdontics specialism, Royal College of Surgeons; Prosthodontics Specialty Training, UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Membership in Restorative Dentistry.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • UCL , Visiting Lecturer, 2011
  • Self-Employed, Prosthodontist, 2011


The majority of graduates continue to progress on to specialist training in prosthodontics to gain entry to the prosthodontic specialist list.

Prosthodontics (Specialty Training)

An additional year (full-time) leading to recognition on the UK specialist list.


MClinDent and MRD.  The MRD (Membership in Restorative Dentistry) is administered, examined and awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Teaching and Learning

Students follow the two year Prosthodontics MClinDent programme in full, plus a third year culminating in the MRD examinations.

The MRD year comprises time in an approved private practice, time in clinical practice within the Institute and the equivalent of one day per week in timetabled activities preparing for the MRD examination. Emphasis is placed on demonstrating the required clinical experience through the completion of a log book of clinical cases which will include distance-supervision of treatment undertaken in private practice.

Detailed documentation of at least four cases, of which two must be interdisciplinary, are required to be submitted to the MRD examiners. Continued personal involvement in the creative and diagnostic stages of laboratory work will be required, however the trainee will be expected to make increased use of technical support.

Who can apply?

The MClinDent + MRD Prosthodontics (Specialty Training) programme is available exclusively to students from the UK/EU.  The programme has the approval of the Specialist Advisory Committee.

International applicants should apply for either the MClinDent or MClinDent (Advanced Training) programme.  Applicants are advised to verify the specialist training requirements of their country's relevant regulatory body before submitting an application.


UK/EU 2011/12:

MRD year: £14,260
(Indicative.  Students will pay the appropriate fee at the time of starting the MRD year.)

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