Endodontics MSc

London, Bloomsbury

This full-time MSc Endodontics will give you the skills to practise endodontics independently at a level between special interest and specialist practitioner. The programme can be studied either full time over one year or part time over two years and has a strong clinical bias.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
1 academic year
2 academic years
Programme starts
September 2024
Applications accepted
All applicants: 16 Oct 2023 – 29 Feb 2024
Applications close at 5pm UK time

Applications open

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience.

The English language level for this programme is: Level 3

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.

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

This clinical MSc is the ideal choice for students looking to develop a broad understanding of endodontics, including the basic principles and knowledge and how to apply them clinically. 

We take a novel approach to building and integrating cognitive, technical and clinical skills in various domains to help set the foundation for developing your expertise. Correct adoption of the processes empowers you to progress towards mastery both during and beyond the programme.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of five core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits). 

If you study full-time, you will attend five days a week throughout the year (except UCL closure days). On the part-time programme, you will attend five days a week for the first 12 weeks and three days a week after that.

Aided by the programme's reputation and developed skills, most students secure posts before finishing.

Who this course is for

The programme is suitable for general dental practitioners who want to extend their knowledge and skills of endodontics and deliver these services as part of their portfolio. Those who excel may also choose to teach the discipline to students and fellow dentists on a part-time basis.

What this course will give you

This programme offers you the following benefits and opportunities.

  • A comprehensive curriculum.
  • Opportunities for self-directed and independent learning using a broad-based approach with prioritised reading recommendations.
  • Regular opportunities to develop your clinical laboratory techniques and enhance your technical and practical skills.
  • Strong emphasis on integration of theoretical, technical and clinical aspects. 
  • The chance to pursue your individual academic interests in state-of-the-art facilities.
  • Access to teachers who have developed a unique and successful coaching approach to enhancing practice skills.

The foundation of your career

The programme's strong emphasis on integrated development of academic, clinical and research domains produces well-rounded clinicians. Graduates of this programme are well equipped to deliver a high-quality and predictable clinical service in endodontics, while also having a strong aptitude and grounding for teaching.


Many graduates of this programme progress onto roles as general dental practitioners with enhanced skills in endodontics or maintain a broad practice.

Our graduates have found success in a broad range of career destinations, working as:

  • Practice principals
  • Associate dentists
  • NHS community service practitioners
  • Speciality doctors at UCL Hospital
  • Teaching fellows at UCL
  • Part-time undergraduate teachers
  • Restorative specialist trainees
  • Senior dental officers at the Ministry of Defence
  • Academic clinical fellows.

Aided by the programme's reputation and developed skills, students usually secure posts before finishing the programme and enjoy fulfilling career progression. Employers rate our graduates highly.

A high proportion (over 80%) have taken up teaching posts or been inspired to go onto further training and development in clinical and academic domains.


There are regular networking opportunities, including events where you can hear from expert speakers. We encourage students to broaden their skills and expand their networks by attending and participating at conferences.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through specially designed interactive lectures and seminars. Skills laboratory simulation courses are geared towards developing cognitive and technical skills, while diagnostic clinics facilitate the development of diagnostic and treatment planning skills.

Students also get involved in:

  • The supervised treatment of patients
  • Case conferences 
  • Reflective logbooks to develop clinical skills
  • Courses on use of rotary instruments, use of microscope and surgical treatment
  • A self-directed endodontic techniques course
  • Presentations at conferences and clinical and research meetings
  • A supervised research project leading to a dissertation.

We use a variety of summative assessment methods. 

Subject-specific knowledge is assessed through an unseen written examination (short answer questions, essays, MCQs) and an oral academic examination.

Intellectual, academic and research skills are assessed through unseen written essays, academic and clinical oral examinations, a presented dissertation, and oral examination.

Practical and clinical skills are assessed through continuous assessment of simulated laboratory course work, simulated practical tests, clinical case-logs, oral examination on an unseen simulated case, and oral examination on submitted case reports

You will also undergo formative assessments to help you achieve your learning outcomes, such as:

  • Continual monitoring of simulation laboratory, clinical, and research activities
  • Continual monitoring of seminar performance
  • Mock written papers
  • Mock oral examinations
  • Scheduled quarterly academic and research progress assessments through an internal graduate appraisal process.

The estimated total study time is 1,800 hours for the programme. This includes 20% in lectures, tutorials and seminars, 20% on simulated skills laboratory courses, and 35% in clinical training. The rest is allocated to the dissertation and independent study.


One-year, full-time students undertake five taught modules and the research dissertation.

All modules are compulsory and integral to the programme:

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Development of Endodontic Skills
  • Basic Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice - Part 1
  • Basic Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice - Part 2
  • Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
  • MSc in Endodontic Dissertation.

Modules are studied concurrently over the length of the programme and time allocated to each module is not divided into conventional UCL academic term times because of the clinical nature of training.

Year one part-time students undertake four compulsory taught modules:

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Development of Endodontic Skills 
  • Basic Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice - Part 1
  • Basic Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice - Part 2.

Year two part-time students undertake one compulsory taught module and the dissertation:

  • Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills 
  • MSc in Endodontic Dissertation.

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 are subject to change. Modules that are in use for the current academic year are linked for further information. Where no link is present, further information is not yet available.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Endodontics.


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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2024/25) £37,500 £18,750
Tuition fees (2024/25) £61,800 £30,900

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: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

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

Students may incur additional costs related to the following:

  • Recommended reading books before start of course (est. £200)
  • Laboratory Coat (est. £15)
  • Clinical Camera (est. £400)
  • Clinical Photographic Mirrors and retractors (est. £30)
  • Conference fees (est. £100-£500).

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 £15.00. 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

Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. Shortlisted applicants must submit a portfolio for interview. Details will be sent to you when you are invited for interview.

There is an application processing fee for Eastman Dental Institute programmes of £120 for online applications and £145 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Endodontics at graduate level
  • why you want to study Endodontics at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic, professional and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree.

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.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes (or one application for the Law LLM) in any application cycle.

Choose your programme

Please read the Application Guidance before proceeding with your application.

Year of entry: 2024-2025

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