UCL Graduate degrees


Paediatric Dentistry DDent

Paediatric Dentistry is a three-year, full time degree programme providing comprehensive training in paediatric dentistry.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2021

Modes and duration

Full time: 3 years

This is an intensive full-time programme of study running throughout the year for a total of three years

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 19 October 2020
Close: 31 January 2021

Tuition fees (2021/22)

£18,120 (FT)
£46,120 (FT)

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: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Fee deposit: Fee deposits for this programme are as follows: UK full-time students £2,500; Overseas full-time students £5,000.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

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

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

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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Full details of the programme's content is available on the Paediatric Dentistry DDent page.

Research areas

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.

More information can be found on the department website: Paediatric Dentistry DDent

About this degree

All modules are compulsory.

Year 1            

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)

Year 2

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)

Year 3

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.

Additional costs

This programme requires a completed DBS check for some compulsory modules. You will receive more information from UCL on how to complete the check once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer for the programme. The DBS application cost will be covered by UCL, but offer holders will also need to have their ID checked and verified at a Post Office, for which they will incur a charge of £12.75. The offer holder is also required to arrange and pay for any overseas police check that may be necessary; costs vary by country. For more information about the DBS application process, please contact the Admissions team.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.


Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.


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

Staff review

"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 Parekh

Paediatric 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.

This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.

Application deadlines

All applicants
31 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

For more information see our Applications page.

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