UCL Graduate degrees


Endodontology (Advanced Training) MClinDent

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.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2021

Modes and duration

Full time: 3 years

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 19 October 2020
Close: 8 January 2021

Tuition fees (2021/22)

£31,200 (FT)
£21,600 (PT)
£51,370 (FT)
£36,900 (PT)

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.

Accreditation: This programme is accredited by the European Society of Endodontology for specialty training
Location: London, Bloomsbury

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

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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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.

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.

Year one: core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (30 credits). Year two: core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (60 credits).

Upon successful completion of 540 credits, you will be awarded a MClinDent in Endodontology (Advanced Training).

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.

Compulsory modules

Years one and two of the programme consist of 13 modules. The third year is non-credit bearing and teaching is delivered via clinical sessions, tutorials, and study groups. 

  • Clinical Science & Research Methods
  • Development of Endodontic Skills
  • Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 1
  • Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice – Part 2
  • Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
  • Operative and Advanced Endodontic Technical Skills
  • Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice 1 & 2
  • Endodontic Relationships with Other Dental Disciplines
  • MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation Part 1
  • Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 1
  • Advanced Clinical Endodontic Skills 2
  • MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation

During year three, all students are required to finalise case-log portfolio, complete an audit project and have an attendance rate of no less than 70%. 

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this programme.


All students undertake an independent research project in years one and two, which culminates in a dissertation of 13,000–15,000 words.

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.  

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.


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.


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

Why study this degree at UCL?

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.

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

What our students and staff say

Student view

"At the Eastman Dental Institute, emphasis is placed on self-directed learning and critical thinking. Students generate questions and find solutions through literature search, interactive discussions and critical synthesis of knowledge. Together with feedback from supervisors, students acquire diverse knowledge systematically."

Stephanie Yee

Endodontology (Advanced Training) MClinDent

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

Application deadlines

All applicants
8 January 2021

For more information see our Applications page.

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What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • how your academic, professional and personal backgrounds meet the demands of this programme
  • why you want to study endodontics at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme might meet your goals.

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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