Paediatric Dentistry DDent

London, Bloomsbury

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

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
3 academic years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Jan 2022

Applications closed


Application closes at 17:00 GMT.

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

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.

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

A full-time, three-year programme taught with specialist-level clinical practice and including doctorate-level research.

Who this course is for

What this course will give you

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.

The foundation of your career

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.


Previous graduates are now employed in a range of posts ranging from private practice to senior roles in hospital and academic dentistry.


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.

Teaching and learning

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)

Research areas and structure

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.

Research environment

You will engage in research from the first term in the first year where you will be allocated the project. This research project runs throughout the entire three years and progress is monitored by regular meetings with supervisors and through presentation of an upgrade report half way through the programme. You are expected to present data from the project at an international research conference in the third year.


The doctorate is a mix of structured modular teaching (mostly delivered in the first 2 years), clinical work and research. You will undertake 11 taught modules and the doctoral research project.

The first year is made up of eight compulsory taught modules in Restorative management, Trauma and Behaviour management covering Clinical Science and research methods (Paediatric Dentistry),  Clinical Care (Paediatric Dentistry), Principles of Treatment (Paediatric Dentistry),  Behaviour Management,  Restorative Dentistry for Children & Adolescents,  Trauma,  and Paediatric Dentistry Advanced Clinical Care.

In the second year, you will undertake modules covering: Managing the Developing Child, Special Care Dentistry for the Child & Adolescent, and Paediatric Dentistry Advanced Clinical Care.

In the third year there is no formal teaching, in this year candidates are expected to continue to develop their clinical skills as well as complete their project. Throughout all three years the graduates see patients.

All modules are compulsory and integral to the programme

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.


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

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £18,660
Tuition fees (2022/23) £47,500

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website:

Additional costs

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

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 UCL Graduate 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.

Funding your studies

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Next steps

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

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

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