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Periodontology MClinDent

This full-time, three-year Master’s programme provides intensive knowledge of the basic principles of periodontal diseases, the management of advanced periodontal cases and the surgical components of implant dentistry.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2017

Modes and duration

Full time: 3 years

Tuition fees (2017/18)

£25,890 (FT) £12,680 (PT)
£43,930 (FT) £33,440 (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 3 October 2016
Close: 8 January 2017

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.

Accreditation: The programme is accredited by the European Federation of Periodontology.
Location: London, Bloomsbury

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 Periodontology MClinDent 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 offers students the ability to assess and manage the periodontal needs of a patient and to become competent in the presentation, diagnosis and management of all known diseases and disorders of the periodontium.

Students undertake modules to the value of 540 credits.

Year one consists of core modules (180 credits). Year two consists of core modules (180 credits). Year three consists of core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).

Core modules

  • Principles of Non-Surgical Treatment
  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Scientific Basis of Periodontology
  • Periodontal Therapy 1: Non-Surgical and Basic Surgical Therapy
  • Periodontal Clinical Care 1
  • Investigation Leading to MClinDent in Periodontology Dissertation 1
  • Periodontal Therapy 2: Advanced Periodontal Therapy (b)
  • Periodontal Clinical Care 2
  • Periodontal Clinical Care 3
  • Investigation Leading to MClinDent in Periodontology Dissertation 2
  • Periodontal Therapy 3: Implants and Restorative Dentistry
  • Periodontal Clinical Care 4

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this programme.


Each student undertakes an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000–15,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through seminars, tutorials, individual and small-group teaching, self-directed learning, and practical clinical and experiential learning; with maximum exposure to clinical methodologies and management of patients with periodontal diseases.

Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Periodontology MClinDent


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 offers the intensive knowledge and clinical expertise necessary to practise periodontics at a specialist level.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Periodontist, NHS Eastman Dental Hospital
  • Dental Surgeon, Gental Dental Care
  • Dentist, Dental Specialist MK
  • Periodontist, The Birmingham Peridontal Implant Centre
  • Specialist in Periodontics, Self-Employed Periodontics Specialist


Following completion of the programme, graduates have joined or started dental practices in the UK, EU and overseas working in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. Some graduates continued their career by following clinically related PhD programmes and have been appointed to academic positions in dental schools in the UK and overseas. A number of international graduates were appointed to prestigious governmental positions in their countries.

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?

Students benefit from first-class facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques as well as internationally renowned speakers and honorary staff members.

Find out more about the programme on the institute's Periodontology MClinDent page.

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.

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 practitioners who want to develop the intensive knowledge and clinical skills necessary to specialise in periodontics and surgical elements of implant dentistry, for further training, research, or a career in this field.

Application deadlines

All applicants
8 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.

For full details of the application process please refer to the institute's Periodontology MClinDent 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 periodontology 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.

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