Endodontology (Advanced Training) MClinDent

London, Bloomsbury

This full-time, three-year Master's programme is designed for students wishing to undertake training mapped to the GDC approved specialty training curriculum in endodontology.

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 – 14 Mar 2022

Applications closed


Application closes at 17:00 GMT.

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of three 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

The programme teaches a broad and deep understanding of endodontology, enabling students to apply appropriate clinical strategies from first principles. Mentored coaching specifically targets development of independent learning skills, with the aim of achieving long-term mastery.

Who this course is for

The programme is designed for applicants wishing to meet clinical/academic training to specialist level.

What this course will give you

Students benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, opportunities for self-directed learning, a clinically relevant laboratory techniques course, emphasis on integration of theoretical and clinical aspects, and prioritised reading recommendations.

This broad flexible approach allows scope for the pursuit of individual academic interests.

The foundation of your career

The graduates from this programme are prepared for the Royal Colleges' professional examinations including the MEndo.


The programme prepares students for future professional evaluation of clinical/academic competence as a specialist. It is also a suitable springboard for pursuing academic, clinical or research careers in endodontics.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a structured lecture and seminar series, laboratory skills simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, clinical audit and a research project.

The estimated contact hours for year 1 study include: 26% lectures, tutorials, and seminars; 43% simulated skills laboratory courses; and 31% clinical training. The remainder includes research dissertation and independent study.  

The estimated contact hours for year 2 study include: 80% lectures, tutorials, and seminars; and 20% clinical training. The remainder includes research dissertation and independent study.  

The estimated contact hours for year 3 study include: 10% lectures, tutorials, and seminars; and 50% clinical training. The remainder includes audit project and independent study.  



You will undertake 7 compulsory modules  year 1; 6 compulsory modules  in year 2.

All modules are compulsory and integral to the programme

The third year of study is non-credit bearing and includes clinical training, didactic teaching, completion of clinical audit and supervised teaching.

Year One

  •  Clinical Science and Research Methods
  •  Development of Endodontic Skills
  •  Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice (basic level) Part 1
  • Scientific Foundation for Endodontic Practice (basic level) Part 2
  • Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
  •  Operative & Advance Endodontic Technical Skills
  •  MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation Part 1

Full-Time Year Two

  •  Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice 1
  • Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice 2
  •  Endodontic Relationship with other Dental Disciplines
  •  Advanced clinical endodontic skills 1
  •  Advanced clinical endodontic skills 2
  •  MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation Part 2

The non-credit bearing Year 3 consists of seven components without a modular structure:

  • Component 1: Consolidation of clinical judgement and skills in Restorative Dentistry with an emphasis on Endodontics
  • Component 2: Development of teaching skills
  • Component 3: Management and running of a study club
  • Component 4: Development of specialist practice management skills
  • Component 5: Clinical Audit, quality assurance and Clinical Governance
  • Component 6: Ethical and Medico-legal aspects of Specialist Practice

Component 7: Preparation for the M.R.D. (Endodontics) (RCS England) / MEndo (RCS Edinburgh) Examination. Application for undertaking these examinations requires approval by the Training Programme Director of the HEE Specialty Training programme in Endodontics and the Programme Director of this programme. The RCS guidelines require specific approval by the Programme Director and trainers based on satisfactory completion of the training requirements and meeting the required competences. These are measured by passing the relevant Year 1 & 2 modules and fulfilling the Royal College requirements.

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.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. The third year of study is non-credit bearing and will include clinical training, didactic teaching and completion of clinical audit. Upon successful completion of 540 credits, you will be awarded an MClinDent in Endodontology (Advanced Training).


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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £32,100
Tuition fees (2022/23) £52,900

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.

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

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.

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 Endodontology (Advanced Training) at graduate level
  • why you want to study Endodontology (Advanced Training) at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic 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 in any application cycle.

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