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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. 

Periodontology MClinDent

The Periodontology MClinDent provides a sound and intensive knowledge of the basic principles of periodontal diseases, the management of advanced periodontal cases and the surgical components of implant dentistry. Particular emphasis is placed on achieving theoretical and clinical knowledge, as well as stimulating critical and analytical thinking in both the clinical and research environment.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

Students are able to assess and manage the periodontal needs of a patient and become competent in the presentation, diagnosis and management of all known diseases and disorders of the periodontium, including diagnosis, case selection, treatment planning and surgical aspects of implant dentistry.

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 world-wide reputation for its specialist training delivered through clinically intensive postgraduate programmes.

The department of Periodontology comprises a world-recognised team of clinicians, research and administrative staff characterised by enthusiasm, dynamism, a strong desire to grow professionally and a deep sense of caring for our patients.

Students benefit from first-class facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 3 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 540 credits. Year One: Core modules (180 credits). Year Two: Core modules (180 credits). Year Three: Core modules (120 credits), dissertation (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Principles of Treatment
  • Clinical Care
  • Scientific Basis of Periodontology
  • Periodontal Therapy 1: Non-surgical and Basic Surgical Therapy
  • Periodontal Clinical Care (three modules)
  • Periodontal Therapy II: Advanced Periodontal Therapy
  • Periodontal Therapy III: Implants and Restorative Dentistry


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


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

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through seminars, tutorials, individual and small group teaching, self-directed learning, and practical clinical and experiential learning; with maximum exposure to clinical methodologies and management of patients with periodontal diseases. Assessment is through written, oral and practical examinations, clinical assessments, case presentations, patient logbooks and the dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

All applicants must 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 11 January for the year of entry. However, late applications may be considered after this date. 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. Interviews of the shortlisted individuals will take place in February.

Who can apply?

This accredited programme is suitable for dental practitioners who want to develop the intensive knowledge and clinical skills necessary to specialise in Periodontics either for further training, research, or a career in this 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 Periodontology 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.


The programme offers the intensive knowledge and clinical expertise necessary to practice Periodontics at a specialist level.

Recent first destinations of graduates of the programme include:

  • Mount Oval Dental Practice: Periodontologist
  • Greek Air Force: Dental Officer
  • UCL: PhD in Clinical Dentistry
The programme has UK General Dental Council and European Federation of Periodontology recognition as an approved training programme for specialisation in Periodontology.

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