Endodontology MClinDent

A full-time, two year, or part-time, four year Master's programme with a strong clinical bias. The programme aims to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics. UK and EU students may take the MClinDent as part of a Specialty Training programme.

Mode of study

  • Full-time 2 years
  • Part-time 4 years

Tuition fees

  • UK/EU Full-time: £21,100
  • UK/EU Part-time: £16,200
  • Overseas Full-time: £40,200
  • Overseas Part-time: £30,600

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. 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
  • 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
  • Endodontic Relationships with other Dental Disciplines
  • Advanced Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice 1
  • Advanced Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice 2
  • Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 1
  • Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 2
  • Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice I and II


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


Each student undertakes 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.

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.

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 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
  • 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.


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.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Royal House Dental Practice, Endodontist, 2011
  • Bedford Primary Care Trust, Senior Endodontic Practitioner, 2011
  • King Abdul University, Lecturer, 2010
  • Eastman Dental Hospital, Speciality Doctor, 2009


The programme’s strong emphasis on integrated development of multiple domains produces well-rounded clinicians with the competence and aptitude for developing and delivering a high-quality and predictable clinical service in endodontics.

Progression data from the inception of the programme shows that our graduates do not fail to find employment. A high proportion has taken up part-time or full-time teaching posts or has been inspired to follow further training and development in clinical and academic domains. The reputation of our graduates encourages employers to favour their recruitment and most students usually have posts secured before completion of the programme.

Next steps


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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

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"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