This flexible four-year Master’s programme enhances students’ ability to provide high-quality and comprehensive restorative management for the majority of patients.
Modes and duration
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. Fees for 2017/18 are as follows: Year 1: £16,610 (UK/EU students), £24,140 (Overseas students); Year 2: £9,150 (UK/EU students), £13,390 (Overseas students); Year 3: £9,150 (UK/EU students), £13,390 (Overseas students); Year 4: £5,350 (UK/EU students), £12,680 (Overseas students). Fees for subsequent years will be higher, in accordance with UCL’s fees policy.
Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of one year experience post-qualification. Applicants must have full and current registration with the UK General Dental Council (or equivalent) and to be in practice with access to patients for the duration of the programme.
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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The programme aims to enhance students' knowledge of clinical applications of restorative dentistry, develop the skill of critical reading of published literature, and enhance research methodology and presentation skills.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation module (60 credits).
- The Foundations of Restorative Dentistry
- The Restoration and Replacement of Teeth
- Advanced Restorative Dentistry I
- Advanced Restorative Dentistry II
- Extramural Patient Logbook I
- Extramural Patient Logbook II
There are no optional modules for this programme.
Each student undertakes a research project culminating in a 10,000–12,000 word report and an oral examination. Other options include the writing up of a systematic/critical review of the literature or a critical appraisal of a comprehensive patient treatment case.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through seminars, lectures and practical sessions in state-of-the-art skills laboratories, providing a highly supportive learning experience.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Most graduates return to enhanced careers in general dental practice. A small number progress to full-time Master's programmes, sometimes with specialist training. One recent graduate progressed to a part-time PhD. Others develop a part-time career in teaching.
Recent career destinations for this degree
- Dental Surgeon, Private Dental Practice
- General Dentist, Smile Cliniq
- Principal Dentist, Shanie Dental Clinic
- Orthodontics, University of Warwick
- General Dentist, IBH
Graduates use the qualification to improve their prospects of moving to better dental practices, setting up their own dental practices, progressing to full-time Master's programmes and specialist training, progressing to PhD level, and developing careers in teaching.
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 is taught by eminent specialists on the institute’s staff and complemented by respected visiting clinicians and teachers. Students benefit from first-class facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques.
Read further information on modules and degree structure.
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.
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.
Who can apply?
The programme is ideal for the general dental practitioner wishing to develop their practice in restorative dentistry in order to improve job satisfaction and to be able to offer patients a higher level of care.
- All applicants
- 1 November 2017
The programme starts on 8 January 2018.
For full details of the application process please refer to the institute's Restorative Dental Practice MSc page.
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What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- why you want to study restorative dental practice 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.
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