This programme aims to develop the skills required to enable independent practice of endodontics at a level above special interest but below specialist. It is studied either full-time over one year or part-time over two years and has a strong clinical bias.
Modes and duration
Part-time students will usually attend three days per week. However, the 8-week long introductory course at the beginning of the first year requires full-time attendance. In addition, a number of the hands-on laboratory courses and lectures by external speakers may be scheduled on the days of the week that are not the designated attendance day for the student. The specific days of attendance may change from year 1 to year 2, depending on the module requirement and clinic chair availability.
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: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.
Fee deposit: 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.
All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience.
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
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About this degree
The programme aims to develop a broad understanding of endodontics, including basic principles and how to apply them clinically.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of five core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Endodontics.
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.
- Development of Endodontic Skills
- Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part I
- Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part II
- Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
- Clinical Science & Research Methods
There are no optional modules for this programme.
Each student undertakes an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000–12,000 words.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a structured lecture/seminar series, skills laboratory simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, case conferences and a research project leading to a dissertation. Students are encouraged to develop a range of vocation-specific and transferable skills.
A range of different assessment methods are used including MCQs, essays, oral examinations, assessed technical and clinical work log books, and practical and clinical tests.
The estimated contact hours include: 30% lectures, tutorials, and seminars; 35% simulated skills laboratory courses; and 35% clinical training. The remainder includes research dissertation and independent study.
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.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Graduates of this programme have generally progressed to roles as general dental practitioners with enhanced skills in endodontics or maintain a broad practice.
The programme’s strong emphasis on integrated development of multiple domains produces well-rounded clinicians with the competence and aptitude for developing and delivering a high-quality and predictable clinical service in endodontics.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Students benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, opportunities for self-directed learning, a clinical laboratory techniques course, emphasis on integration of theoretical and clinical aspects, and prioritised reading recommendations. The broad flexible approach allows scope for the pursuit of individual academic interests in a state of the art facility.
Department: Eastman Dental Institute
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."
Dr 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
"I have met a wide range of clinicians who excel in their fields, and have joined study groups that will enable future networking. My career plans are to divide my time between working in private dental practice and as a specialty doctor at the Eastman Dental Hospital, where I have obtained a part-time post."
Atrina GhezeiEndodontics MSc
"I took up the position as a Clinical Lecturer at the Eastman Dental Institute in 1997 due to its reputation for graduate dental education and the close working relationship between clinical and research departments. My research focused on the clinical efficacy of endodontic treatment which generated further exploration in the laboratory to develop novel approaches to control root canal infections. I most enjoy coaching and mentoring students and junior staff to reach their full potential."
Dr Yuan-Ling NgEndodontic Practice PG Dip, Endodontics MSc, Endodontology MClinDent
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.
This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.
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: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for general dental practitioners who wish to extend their knowledge and skills of endodontics in order to prepare for a career embracing practice of endodontics.
- All applicants
- 31 January 2021
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What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- why you want to study this programme 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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