A full-time, two year, or part-time, three or four year Master's programme. The programme is broad-based and progressive, and comprises theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research.
Mode of study
- Full-time 2 years
- Part-time 3-4 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £21,100
- UK/EU Part-time: £16,200
- Overseas Full-time: £40,200
- Overseas Part-time: £30,600
- All applicants: 10 January 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
The programme offers practical experience in advanced conservation, fixed (conventionally prepared and resin-retained designs) and removable prosthodontics, and implant-supported prostheses for single missing teeth or partially edentulous cases, alongside an introduction to occlusal registration techniques and the range of diagnostic procedures required to ensure effective planning and design of oral reconstructions.
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 Prosthodontics. The unit’s technical work is carried out in a fully-equipped modern laboratory with the support of highly-trained dental technicians. The unit’s clinic cares for one of the largest cohorts of hypodontia patients in the world.
The programme offers an intensive programme with a strong practical emphasis. Students benefit from first-class facilities which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, including practical classes in the operative technique laboratory. Approximately two-thirds of the programme is allocated to clinical and laboratory work for patients.
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory. Year One: Core modules (165 credits). Year Two: Core modules (105 credits), dissertation (90 credits).
Year One Core Modules
Year Two Core Modules
All students undertake an independent research project in year two which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000–15,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is delivered through one-to-one clinical and laboratory instruction, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, individual work including a research project, self directed learning and problem based learning. Assessment is through mock written and practical examination, essays, internal graduate appraisal, supervised clinical work, oral presentation and the dissertation.
Further details available on subject website:
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
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.
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English language proficiency level: Good
How to apply
The application deadline for this programme is 10 January 2014.
Who can apply?
The programme offers dental professionals the opportunity to extend their knowledge of fixed and removable prosthodontics in order to prepare for a career in specialist practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice or an academic career in the 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 prosthodontics at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets your needs
First destinations of recent graduates include prosthdontics specialism, Royal College of Surgeons; Prosthodontics Specialty Training, UCL Eastman Dental Institute and Membership in Restorative Dentistry.
Top career destinations for this programme
- UCL , Visiting Lecturer, 2011
- Self-Employed Prosthodontist, Self-Employed Prosthodontist, 2011
The majority of graduates continue to progress on to specialist training in prosthodontics to gain entry to the prosthodontic specialist list.
"Attending a prestigious dental graduate institute, being part of a world-class research project and performing at the Olympic Opening Ceremony can only happen here at UCL!"
Polly Pok-Lam Fung
"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