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Contact details

Ms Marianne Dang

Email: m.dang@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3456 1092

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£20,500 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£39,000 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Prospectus Entry

Eastman Dental Institute

Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

60% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Endodontology MClinDent

This programme aims to help meet the demand for dental surgeons with a high level of clinical, academic and research expertise in Endodontics. It involves integration of clinical and academic aspects.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme enables students to consolidate their knowledge and skills, through laboratory work and clinical components, including a restorative course with input from prosthodontic and periodontology departments. There are opportunities for 'hands-on' experience in the management of traumatic dento-alveolar injuries, patients with special needs, and chronic facial pain.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The Eastman is a major centre of excellence, at the forefront of evidence-based clinical service, research and development, and education in the oral health care sciences. It is the largest academic postgraduate dental centre in Europe, and has a worldwide reputation for its training delivered through clinically intensive postgraduate programmes.

Students on this programme benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, opportunities for self-directed learning, a clinically relevant laboratory techniques course, emphasis on integration of theoretical and clinical aspects, and prioritised reading recommendations allowing an individual approach to learning. The broad self-learning approach enables the pursuit of individual academic interests.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 2 years; Part-time 4 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Year One: Core modules (135 credits) dissertation (30 credits). Year Two: Core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Principles of Treatment
  • Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice (basic level)
  • Development and Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
  • Operative and Advanced Endodontic Technical Skills
  • Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice (advanced level)
  • Endodontic Relationships with other Dental Disciplines
  • Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills
  • Endodontology MClinDent Dissertation (see below)


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


All students undertake an independent research project in years one and two, which culminates in a dissertation of 13,000-15,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

Programme includes a structured lecture and seminar series, skills laboratory simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, and a research project leading to a dissertation. Students are encouraged to develop a range of different vocation-specific and transferable skills. Assessment is multi-dimensional, including by essays, short answer questions, MCQ's, oral examinations, continuous assessment of skills, laboratory and clinical practical work, practical and clinical examinations, submitted clinical case reports and research thesis.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

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

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.

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 previous work or education experience in English. See English Language Qualification page for full details.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications for this programme is 13 January for the year of entry. However, students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Selected applicants will be interviewed.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for qualified dental surgeons who wish to develop an advanced foundation of academic knowledge in Endodontology and a high level of clinical competence in the practice of Endodontics. The supervised research project provides a base-line experience for further work in these fields.

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 Endodontology 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 prepares students for the MClinDent examination and any future professional evaluation of clinical/academic competence as a specialist. It is also a suitable springboard for pursuing academic, clinical or research careers in Endodontics. First destinations of recent graduates include:

  • Specialists in Practice
  • Restorative specialist training
  • UCLH Speciality Doctors
  • UCL Clinical Teachers
  • University Lecturers
  • PhD Studentship

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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