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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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Flexible: 3 years
  • Mixed mode learning: available

Programme start date

September 2016

Tuition Fees (2016/17)

£16,130 (FT)
£18,830 (FT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 30 July 2015
Close: 9 June 2016
Applications to this programme for September 2016 entry are no longer being accepted.
Fees note: The fees indicated above are the full-time Master's fee (2016/17). Fees for flexible, modular study are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Fees for subsequent years are subject to increase by approximately 3-5% per year. Please see the current students website for further information on tuition fees.

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 Paediatric 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

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


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/research project

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


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 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.


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 › 63 staff including 6 postdocs › 390 taught students › 66 research students

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Degree reviews

Student review

"The practical phantom-head sessions offered by Eastman Dental Institute have been incredibly valuable, where I have been able to practise techniques supported by consultants. I'd like to progress in my career, perhaps by taking up a senior position at work, and in the future I would like to teach and have a mentoring role. My studies and time at UCL have built my confidence to achieve this."

Michelle Rip

Paediatric Dentistry MSc

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 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
9 June 2016
For further requirements please refer to the institute's Paediatric 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:
  • 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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