This is a full-time two-year, or part-time three-year Master's programme comprising theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2018/19)
- £26,670 (FT) £18,240 (PT)
- £45,250 (FT) £34,440 (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.
Fee deposit: Fee deposits for this programme are as follows: UK/EU full time and part time students £2,500; Overseas full time and part time students £5,000.
All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two 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 offers practical experience in advanced conservation, fixed (conventionally prepared and resin-retained designs) and removable prosthodontics, and implant-supported prostheses for single missing teeth, partial or completely edentulous cases, alongside an introduction to occlusion and the range of diagnostic procedures required to ensure effective planning and design of oral reconstructions. Digital techniques are used throughout.
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory.
Year one consists of core modules (165 credits). Year two consists of core modules (105 credits), and a dissertation (90 credits). Year three (Speciality/Advanced Training only) is not credit bearing.
- Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
- Principles of Treatment Core Module (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
- Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
- Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics
- Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion
- Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care I
- Advanced Restorative Seminars - Clinical Log Book I and Case Reports I
- Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics
- Advanced Fixed, Removable, Implant and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics
- Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2
- Prosthodontic Clinical Log Book and Case Reports 2
- Clinical Science and Research Methods
There are no optional modules for this programme.
All students undertake an independent research project in year two which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000–15,000 words.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through one-to-one clinical and laboratory instruction, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, individual work including a research project, self-directed learning and problem-based learning.
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 majority of graduates continue their progression to specialist training in prosthodontics to gain entry to the prosthodontic specialist list.
Recent career destinations for this degree
- MRD Prosthodontics, UCL
- MDent (Master of Dentistry), University College London (UCL)
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 2013–2015 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The programme offers an intensive programme with a strong practical emphasis. Students benefit from first-class facilities which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, including practical classes in the operative technique laboratory. Approximately two-thirds of the programme is allocated to clinical and laboratory work for patients.
Department: Eastman Dental Institute
Student / staff numbers
› 106 staff
including 6 postdocs
› 369 taught students
› 107 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
85% 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
"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.
Application fee: There is an application processing fee for Eastman Dental Institute programmes of £110 for online applications and £135 for paper applications. More details about the application fee can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
Who can apply?
The programme offers dental professionals the opportunity to extend their knowledge of fixed and removable prosthodontics in order to prepare for a career in specialist practice, the hospital or community services, industrial dental practice or an academic career in the field.
- All applicants
- 7 January 2018
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 prosthodontics 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.