This programme aims to develop the cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics. It is studied either full-time over two years or part-time over four years and has a strong clinical bias.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2017/18)
- £25,890 (FT) £20,000 (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 three years' clinical experience post-qualification.
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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About this degree
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.
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits.
Year one consists of core modules (135 credits) and a dissertation (30 credits). Year two consists of core modules (135 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). Year three (Speciality/Advanced Training only) is non credit-bearing modules.
- Clinical Science & Research Methods
- Development of Endodontic Skills
- Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 1
- Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 2
- Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
- Operative and Advanced Endodontic Technical Skills
- Advanced Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice 1
- Advanced Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice 2
- Endodontic Relationships with other Dental Disciplines
- Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 1 and 2
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.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
This programme prepares students for 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 degree
- MRD (Master of Restorative Dentistry) Specialist Training in Endodontology, University College London (UCL)
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 allowing an individual approach to learning. 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
Staff/student numbers information correct as of 1 August 2017.
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
"Endodontics is a demanding specialty, one that requires a great depth of academic knowledge, and high levels of mental control and manual dexterity. The dedication of the teaching staff to all students is truly commendable. The approach to teaching and learning is truly unique, and really has helped me to develop both professionally and personally."
Jonathan HattonEndontology MClinDent
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 qualified dental surgeons who wish to develop an advanced level of academic knowledge in endodontology and a high level of clinical competence in the practice of endodontics. The supervised research project provides a baseline experience for further work in these fields.
- All applicants
- 7 January 2017
UK/EU Specialty Training applicants should submit two parallel applications – one to UCL Eastman Dental Institute (for the full-time MClinDent programme) through UCL's online application system, and one to Health Education England.
Find out more about the Specialty Training application process.
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 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.
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.