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Conservative Dentistry MSc

A full-time, one-year (or for specialist registrars (SPRs), a part-time, two-year) Master's programme that provides advanced knowledge in various areas of conservative dentistry.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years (for SPRs only)

Programme start date

September 2016

Tuition Fees (2016/17)

£25,140 (FT) £12,310 (PT)
£42,650 (FT) £32,470 (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 30 July 2015
Close: 8 January 2016

Entry Requirements

All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification. For further requirements please refer to the institute's Conservative Dentistry MSc page.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

International students

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Degree Information

The programme provides theoretical and practical experience in the conservative restoration of cases ranging from a single missing tooth to full mouth rehabilitation, utilising either tooth or implant-supported restorations.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of seven core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
  • Principles of Treatment Core Course (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
  • Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
  • Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion
  • Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
  • Clinical and Laboratory Treatment (Conservative Dentistry)


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000–12,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group teaching, journal clubs, and one-to-one teaching in the clinical and laboratory situation. Assessment is through written papers (MCQ, MSA, and essays), mock written, oral and patient examination, supervised clinical work, internal graduate appraisal, logbooks, and the dissertation.

Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Conservative Dentistry MSc


Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.


The programme is recommended for dental professionals wanting to upgrade and extend their knowledge and level of clinical practice of conservative dentistry in order to prepare for a career in private or mixed practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice, or an academic career in the field.

  • Ministry of Defence: Dental Officer
  • NHS: Specialist Registrar (Restorative Dentistry)
  • Private practice
  • NHS: Specialist Doctor
  • University appointments: Clinical Teaching Fellow
  • Further academic career as PhD student


The programme enjoys an excellent reputation for producing graduates possessing sound clinical skills based on a solid theoretical knowledge background.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Approximately two-thirds of the programme is allocated to clinical and laboratory work for patients, and students benefit from access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques.

Find out more about the programme on the institute's Conservative Dentistry MSc page.

Student / staff ratios › 63 staff including 6 postdocs › 390 taught students › 66 research students

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Application and next steps


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.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for dental professionals who wish to extend their knowledge of conservative dentistry in order to prepare for a career in practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice or for an academic career in the field.

Application deadlines

All applicants
8 January 2016
For full details of the application process please refer to the institute's Conservative Dentistry MSc page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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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 this programme 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.


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