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Ms Marianne Dang

Email: m.dang@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3456 1092

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£14,750 (Year 1) (Pro-rata)

Overseas 2013/14:

£21,500 (Year 1) (Pro-rata)

Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session.

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

More information

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. 

Restorative Dental Practice MSc

This MSc enhances the graduate's 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.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme aims to: (i) enhance the student's knowledge and clinical applications of restorative dentistry, (ii) develop the skill of critical reading of published literature and (iii) develop skills in research methodology and presentation. In addition a working knowledge of dental materials will be developed in order to enable graduates to relate the use of modern materials to their clinical application.

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 programme is taught by eminent specialists from within the Eastman Faculty and complemented by respected visiting clinicians and teachers. 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: Flexible up to 5 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).

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, part-time over three years) is offered.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, part-time over one year) is offered.

Core Modules

  • The Foundations of Restorative Dentistry
  • The Restoration and Replacement of Teeth
  • Advanced Restorative Dentistry I
  • Advanced Restorative Dentistry II
  • Structured Extramural Clinical Practice


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


All MSc students undertake a research project which culminates in a 10,000–12,000 report.

Teaching and Learning

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.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and will usually have a minimum of three years' clinical experience. Applicants must be in clinical practice while they undertake the programme.

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 25 October 2013 for entry in January 2014. 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.

Who can apply?

Participants will receive intensive postgraduate teaching to enable them to refine and improve their practical skills and knowledge. The programme is ideal for the general dental practitioner wishing to develop their practice in restorative dentistry in order to improve job-satisfaction and to be able to offer patients a higher level of care.

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 Restorative Dental Practice 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.


Most graduates return to enhanced careers in general dental practice. A small number progress to full-time Master's programmes, sometimes with specialist training both at the Eastman and other universities. One recent graduate progressed to a part-time PhD. Others develop a part-time career in teaching, often at the Eastman but also at other universities.

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

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