Paediatric Dentistry is a three-year, full time degree programme providing comprehensive training in paediatric dentistry.
Modes and duration
This is an intensive full-time programme of study running throughout the year for a total of three years
Tuition fees (2021/22)
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 Students website.
Fee deposit: Fee deposits for this programme are as follows: UK/EU full-time students £2,500; Overseas full-time students £5,000.
Applicants must 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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Full details of the programme's content is available on the Paediatric Dentistry DDent page.
The programme is taught through both specialist-level clinical practice and doctorate-level research and meets the entry requirements for the Membership in Paediatric Dentistry examination. More information can be found on the department website: Paediatric Dentistry DDent.
About this degree
All modules are compulsory.
DENT0119 - Clinical Science and Research Methods (15 credits)
DENT0080 - Principles of Treatment (15 credits)
DENT0081 - Clinical Care Core Course (15 credits)
DENT0082 - Behaviour Management (15 credits)
DENT0083 - Restorative Dentistry for Children & Adolescents (15 credits)
DENT0084 - Trauma (15 credits)
DENT0085 - Paediatric Dentistry Advanced Clinical Care 1 (30 credits)
DENT0086 - Paediatric Dentistry Advanced Clinical Care 2 (30 credits)
DENT0087 - Managing the Developing Child (15 credits)
DENT0088 - Special Care Dentistry for the Child & Adolescent (15 credits)
DENT0089 - Paediatric Dentistry Advanced Clinical Care 3 (90 credits)
DENT0090 - DDent in Paediatric Dentistry Project – 55,000 words (120 credits)
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Previous graduates are now employed in a range of posts ranging from private practice to senior roles in hospital and academic dentistry.
The programme offers the combination of doctorate level research and specialist level clinical skills needed for future leaders of the paediatric dentistry profession. The majority of our graduates go on to pass the Royal College Membership exams.
Students are encouraged to attend and contribute to conferences in the UK and internationally. The institute also hosts a variety of speakers throughout the year, and all students are encouraged to attend these talks and network with their peers.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The professional doctorate prepares students for the challenges of modern clinical life with its mix of specialist level training and doctorate level research.
Students benefit from the high proportion of sessions with direct patient contact, a favourable staff to student ratio and the excellent facilities offered by the unit, which has unique expertise in caring for young patients with behaviour problems, dental trauma, anomalies and medical conditions.
Teaching is delivered face to face in small groups and supplemented by an extensive online resource of material developed specifically for this course.
Department: Eastman Dental Institute
What our students and staff say
"Working at UCL Eastman means I can meet with colleagues from other specialities to discuss complex cases, innovative treatments and multi-disciplinary care. Watching my graduate students present their research at international conferences is incredibly rewarding and a highlight of my job."
Ms Susan ParekhPaediatric Dentistry PG Cert and DDent
Lecturer/Honorary Consultant in Paediatric Dentistry
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.
- All applicants
- 8 January 2021
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 students £2,500
- UK/EU part-time £2,500
- Overseas full-time students £5,000
- Overseas part-time students £5,000
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