Special Care Dentistry MSc

A full-time, one year, or part-time, two year Master’s programme that provides relevant education and training to meet the oral health care requirements of patients with special needs. A key feature of the programme is the opportunity to discuss the care of patients with complex disease and learn of the latest appropriate dental health care methods.

Structure

The Special Care Dentistry MSc is a full-time degree programme taken over one year.  It can alternatively be taken part-time over two years.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of five core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

Contact days

The full-time programme generally requires 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 a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, journal clubs and clinics organised by many of the scientists and clinicians of the Institute and allied hospital. Assessment is through practical, clinical and oral examinations, written papers (MCQ, MSA and essays), internal graduate appraisal and the dissertation.

Professor Stephen Porter is the Programme Director, with Dr Stefano Fedele as Programme Coordinator.

Career enhancement

As well as being provided with the skills to provide better services to patients and ensure career progression, students establish important working collaborations with staff of the Institute and other parts of UCL. Students are able to present aspects of their work at international conferences which, in turn, provides them with further opportunities to collaborate with specialists from across the globe.

Modules

The below structure refers to the full-time programme.

Year One

Clinical Science & Research Methods

15 credits.

Assessed through a two-hour MCQ examination.

Principles of Therapeutics and Treatment Core Course (Special Care Dentistry)

15 credits.

Assessed through practical assessment.

Clinical Care Core Course (Special Care Dentistry)

30 credits.

Assessed through continuous assessment of clinical work.

Applied Biology, Systemic Disease and Behavioural Sciences of Relevance to Special Care Dentistry

30 credits.

Assessed through oral examination and an unseen two-hour written examination.

Ethics, Governance and Public Health of Relevance to Special Care Dentistry

30 credits.

Assessed throguh oral examination and an unseen two-hour written examination.

MSc in Special Care Dentistry Dissertation

60 credits.

Assessed through the dissertation (10,000-12,000 words) and a 20-minute oral examination.

Application deadline

To start the programme in September 2015, complete your application by 9 January 2015.

Fees

Tuition fees are set each year, so subsequent years will be subject to increases.  Current fees are:

MSc

One year full-time.

  UK/EU students Overseas students
Year One
£23,690 £38,420

MSc

Two years part-time.

  UK/EU students Overseas students
Year One
£11,845 £19,360
Year Two £11,845 £19,360

Payment is taken each year in two parts.

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.

References

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.

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.

Contacts

Nichola Faddoul
Programme Administrator
nichola.king@ucl.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 7905 1234
For any further information about the content of the programme.
Institute Admissions edi-admissions@ucl.ac.uk
+44(0)20 3456 1092
For help with the application process, including entry requirements.
University Admissions admissions@ucl.ac.uk For queries about visas, immigration and fees.

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