This programme aims to develop the skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics at a level above special interest but below specialist. It is studied either full-time over one year or part-time over two years and has a strong clinical bias.
Modes and duration
Part-time students will usually attend 3 days per week. The 8 week long introductory course in year 1 would require full-time attendance.
Tuition fees (2017/18)
- £25,890 (FT) £12,680 (PT)
- £43,930 (FT) £33,440 (PT)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.
All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience.
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.
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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The programme aims to develop a broad understanding of endodontics, including basic principles and how to apply them clinically.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of five core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
- Development of Endodontic Skills
- Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part I
- Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part II
- Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
- Clinical Science & Research Methods
There are no optional modules for this programme.
Each student undertakes 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 structured lecture/seminar series, skills laboratory simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, case conferences and a research project leading to a dissertation. Students are encouraged to develop a range of vocation-specific and transferable skills.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
First destinations of recent graduates of the programme include:
- Practice Principal
- Associate Dentist
- UCL Hospital: Speciality Doctor
- UCL: Teaching Fellows
- Restorative Specialist Training
- Ministry of Defence: Senior Dental Officer
Top career destinations for this degree
- Associate Dentist, Wexham Road Dental Surgery
- Speciality Doctor, NHS Eastman Dental Hospital
- Dental Officer, HM Forces
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.
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012–2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
Why study this degree at UCL?
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. The broad self-learning approach enables the pursuit of individual academic interests.
Department: Eastman Dental Institute
Student / staff numbers › 68 staff including 5 postdocs › 396 taught students › 98 research students
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Eastman Dental Institute
75% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
What our students and staff say
"My research brings together the knowledge of Microbiology to be applied to dentistry for clinical development. It contributes to aetiology, prevention and treatment of oral diseases, especially apical periodontitis and periodontitis. Being part of the UCL Eastman Dental Institute will be beneficial to a student’s professional progress, granting them opportunity to work with many outstanding clinicians, teachers and scientists."
Morgana Eli IannaEndodontics MSc and Endodontology MClinDent
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
"UCL has a global reputation as a centre of excellence in education and research. As a UCL alumni myself, it is a great privilege to work at UCL and to have the opportunity to help inspire, teach and mentor the next generation of researchers and academic clinicians from around the world."
Rachel LeesonOral Surgery MClinDent, Special Care Dentistry MSc, Endodontics MSc, Prosthodontics MClinDent, Restorative Dental Practice MClin Dent
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCL 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 general dental practitioners who wish to extend their knowledge of endodontics in order to prepare for a career in practice dedicated to endodontics.
- All applicants
- 7 January 2017
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
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
- 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.
Successful applicants to this programme will be required to pay a tuition fee deposit dependent on their mode of study and fee status as given below:
- UK/EU full-time: £2,500
- UK/EU part-time: £2,500
- Overseas full-time: £5,000
- Overseas part-time: £5,000
Further details can be found on the Fees and funding page.