Endodontology (Advanced Training) MClinDent


A full-time, two year (or part-time, four year) Master's programme designed for students from outside the European Union. It matches the Specialty Training programme and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country. The programme has a strong clinical bias and aims to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics.


Mode of study

  • Full-time 3 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £21,100
  • Overseas Full-time: £40,200

Application date

  • All applicants: 10 January 2014

More details in Application section.


What will I learn?

The programme teaches a broad and deep understanding of endodontology, enabling students to apply appropriate clinical strategies from first principles. Mentored coaching specifically targets development of independent learning skills, to enable long-term achievement of mastery. There is focus on problem analysis, options appraisal, rational management selection and technical/clinical/surgical skills development to enable proficiency in endodontics and related restorative and oro-facial interfaces.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

UCL Eastman Dental Institute is the largest postgraduate dental school in Europe and has a reputation as one of the world’s leading academic centres for dentistry. As part of UCL – London’s Global University – the Institute welcomes UK and international students.

This programme is delivered by the Institute’s unit of Endodontics. The unit was the first independent academic endodontic unit in the UK and has acquired a worldwide recognition for its academic and clinical teaching outcomes and research output.

The programme’s students 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.


Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. The third year of study is non-credit bearing and will include clinical training, didactic teaching and completion of clinical audit. Year One: Core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (30 credits). Year Two: Core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Development of Endodontic Skills
  • Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice (basic level) – Part 1
  • Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice (basic level) – Part 2
  • Operative and Advanced Endodontic Technical Skills
  • Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
  • Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills I
  • Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills II
  • MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation Part 1
  • MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation Part 2
  • Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice II
  • Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice II

Options

  • All core modules are compulsory.

Dissertation/report

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

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

Further details available on subject website:


Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.


Entry requirements

All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical 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 previous work or education experience in English. See UCL's English language proficiency requirements.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is 10 January 2014.

Who can apply?

The programme is designed for applicants from outside the European Union needing to meet clinical/academic training requirements in their country of origin.

What are we looking for?

  • When we assess your application we would like to learn:
  • how your academic, professional and personal backgrounds meet the demands of this programme
  • why you want to study endodontics at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme might meet your goals.
  • 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.


Career

There is an overseas demand for dental surgeons who are highly knowledgeable in endodontology and possess a high level of clinical skills in endodontics. The programme prepares students for future professional evaluation of clinical/academic competence as a specialist. It is also a suitable spring-board for pursuing academic, clinical or research careers in endodontics.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Eastman Dental Hospital, Speciality Doctor, 2011
  • MOD, Senior Dental Officer, 2011
  • Longborough Dental Practice, Dentist, 2011
  • Huddersfield Endodontics, Endodontist, 2011

Employability

The graduates from this programme are well prepared for the Royal Colleges’ professional examinations including the MRD (Endodontics) or MEndo which is one of the requirements from some overseas funding bodies and promotion boards.


Next steps

Contact

Registry Office

T: +44 (0)20 3456 1092

W: Eastman Dental Institute

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Staff View

"Working at UCL Eastman means I can meet with colleagues from other specialities to discuss complex cases, innovative treatments and multi-disciplinary care. Watching my graduate students present their research at international conferences is incredibly rewarding and a highlight of my job."

Susan Parekh

Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry

Staff View

"When you meet new contacts nationally and internationally they have nearly always heard of UCL and the Eastman Dental Institute, so its strong reputation and well-known ‘brand’ is a definite benefit."

Professor Susan Cunningham

Professor/Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics