Restorative Dental Practice MSc

A part-time, four year Master’s programme that enhances students’ ability to provide high-quality and comprehensive restorative management for the majority of patients. Students are able to assess, plan and provide quality treatment at an advanced level, forming a sound foundation for the restoration or rehabilitation of a compromised dentition in their own clinical practice.

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The Restorative Dental Practice MSc is a part-time degree programme which may be taken over five years if preferred.

Students are able to exit the programme with formal qualifications, for example a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master's in Restorative Dental Practice following completion of the relevant stages.

Year One: two taught modules, 60 credits, exit with Postgraduate Certificate.
Years Two and Three: four taught modules, +60 credits, exit with Postgraduate Diploma.
Year Four: dissertation, +60 credits, exit with MSc.

Contact days

There are 29 contact days in Year One, including a compulsory induction and enrolment day on 6 January 2016. Teaching takes place on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays (applicants may state their preference.)

There are 12 contact days in Year Two and a further 12 contact days in Year Three.  Teaching usually takes place on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Year Four comprises a self-directed research project including 6 days of mandatory attendance for a research methodology course and project management, with additional adhoc supervisory contact.

Teaching and assessment

The programme is delivered through seminars, lectures and practical sessions in state-of-the-art skills laboratories, providing a highly supportive learning experience. Assessment is through practical, clinical and oral examinations including written papers, presentation of clinical cases and a dissertation.

Dr Albert Leung is the Programme Director.

Career enhancement

Graduates use the qualification to improve their prospects of moving to better dental practices, setting up their own dental practices, progressing to full-time Master's programmes and Specialty Training, progressing to PhD level, and developing careers in teaching


Year One

The Foundations of Restorative Dentistry

30 credits.

Assessed through MCQ paper, written critical appraisal (maximum 1,000 words), and log book.

The Restoration and Replacement of Teeth

30 credits.

Assessed through written crirical appraisal (1,000 words), log book and MCQ examination.

Year Two

Advanced Restorative Dentistry I

15 credits.

Assessed through practical examination, practical development portfolio, unseen two-hour written examination, and two essays (maximum of 3,000 words each).

Extramural Patient Logbook I

15 credits.

Assessed through logbook case presentations (2,000-3,000 words).

Year Three

Advanced Restorative Dentistry II

15 credits.

Assessed through an unseen two-hour written examination, coursework, practical development portfolio and practical examination.

Extramural Patient Logbook II

15 credits.

Assessed through logbook case presentations (2,000-3,000 words).

Year Four

MSc Restorative Dental Practice: Dissertation and Oral Examination thereon

60 credits.

Assessed through the dissertation (10,000-12,000 words) with viva.

Application deadline

To start the programme on 4 January 2017, complete your application online by 16 October 2016


Year 1: £16,130 (UK/EU students)  £23,440 (Overseas students)

Year 2: £8,885 (UK/EU students)   £13,000 (Overseas students)

Year 3: £8,885 (UK/EU students)   £13,000 (Overseas students)

Year 4: £5,195 (UK/EU students)   £12,310 (Overseas students)

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of one year 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.

Applicants must have full and current registration with the UK General Dental Council (or equivalent) and to be in practice with access to patients for the duration of the programme.

Students must have appropriate permission to study in the UK.  The UK Home Office does not provide visas for part-time programmes over six months in length.

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 Applicants must provide a copy of their current full GDC registration certificate.
Transcript 2 Graduates of non-UK institutions will need to provide a scanned copy of their academic transcripts or degree certificate.
English Language Test Applicants whose first language is not English need to provide their UCL-approved English language certification.

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What happens next

After you have submitted your application online, and once your references and have been received, your application will be assessed by the UCL Admissions Office.  The outcome will be communicated to you as soon as possible (normally within three weeks of your references being received).

If your application has been successful, UCL Admissions will then 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 Administration Team 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.