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Paediatric Dentistry MSc

This flexible, three-year Master's programme blends online, distance learning with hands-on clinical training and aims to support students' ongoing clinical work at the same time as developing their abilities. Students can study for one, two or three years, graduating with a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc respectively.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Flexible: 3 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
26 June 2015
Fees note: Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. The tuition fee schedule for 2015/16 entry can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years’ clinical experience post-qualification.

Overseas applicants must ensure they have appropriate immigration status to attend the required contact days in London.

For a dentist to benefit from this programme, they should be treating solely children for the equivalent of at least two days a week.

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

Year one provides students with the basic knowledge required in paediatric dentistry and teaches some of the clinical techniques needed in a laboratory setting. Year two encourages more advanced and complex treatment planning and looks at other aspects of good patient care such as clinical governance. Year three consolidates the learning to date and provides the theoretical experience required for graduates to understand, critically appraise and potentially carry out research.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

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

Core Modules

  • Management of Oral Disease
  • Trauma
  • Behaviour Management
  • Planning Treatment in the Developing Child
  • Clinical Governance
  • Advanced Paediatric Dentistry
  • Structured Extramural Clinical Practice

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

All 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 seminars, online learning and hands-on sessions in our skills laboratory. Assessment will be through written and practical tests, logbook of patients treated in practice, case presentations, essay, and vivas throughout the programme.

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

Funding

Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed 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.

Careers

The first cohort of students on the Paediatric Dentistry MSc are due to graduate in 2016, therefore no information on graduate destinations is currently available.

However, destinations of recent graduates of the institute’s Paediatric Dentistry Postgraduate Certificate (which this new programme supersedes) include: Specialist Registrar; Senior Dental Officer, Community Dentistry; and Clinical Lead for Dental Salaried Services.

Employability

As well as enhancing your clinical skills, this programme also supports development of transferable skills such as use of electronic resources, giving presentations and academic writing.

This is the only blended learning MSc programme to provide further training in paediatric dentistry, designed to support working dentists. The programme allows students to learn from expert teaching staff including: BSPD editor for the International Journal of Paediatric Dentistry; Committee member for Paediatric Dental Care Pathways and Level II Practitioners in Paediatric Dentistry; MPaedDent examiners; BSPD representative for Intercollegiate Advisory Committee for Sedation in Dentistry (IACSD); Member of The Society for the Advancement of Anaesthesia in Dentistry (SAAD).

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme offers excellent skills laboratory facilities including practical experience of inhalation sedation. The unit’s staff have expertise in caring for young patients with behavioural problems, dental trauma, craniofacial anomalies and severe medical conditions. Students have the opportunity to be helped in the management of their own patients.

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

Student / staff ratios › 80 staff › 420 taught students › 62 research students

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Application and next steps

Applications

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 designed for busy dentists working in practice, the community services or any other environment who wish to provide a higher standard of care for children.

Application deadlines

All applicants
2015-06-26

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:
  • why you want to study Paediatric Dentistry at graduate level
  • why you want to study Paediatric Dentistry at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your personal, academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
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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