Endodontology MClinDent

London, Bloomsbury

This clinical MClinDent is for students who want to practise endodontics and become a specialist in the field. You will develop the cognitive, psychomotor, and interpersonal skills required to enable the independent practice of endodontics. The programme is available as a full or part-time course and has a strong clinical bias.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2023/24)
£35,000
£24,200
Overseas tuition fees (2023/24)
£57,700
£41,500
Duration
2 academic years
4 academic years
Programme starts
September 2023
Applications accepted
All applicants: 17 Oct 2022 – 31 Mar 2023

Applications open

Entry requirements

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

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: 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. 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


This clinically relevant MClinDent will help you gain a broad and deep understanding of endodontology. You will develop the skills to apply appropriate clinical strategies based on first principles and be well prepared for a future as a specialist.

The programme is built on the principle of systematic deliberate practice. Our novel approach builds your cognitive, technical, and clinical skills and sets the foundation for you to develop your expertise. Following these processes will empower you towards a level of mastery, both during and beyond the programme.

Full-time students may opt to complete an additional year of clinical and didactic training to prepare for the MEndo exit examination.

Graduates are highly sought after in specialist practice and most secure posts before completing the programme.

Who this course is for

The programme is best suited to qualified dental surgeons who wish to take their knowledge in endodontology to an advanced level and achieve a high level of clinical competence in the field. The supervised research project provides a baseline experience for integrating this work into your career. The training also provides a platform for careers in teaching the discipline to students and fellow dentists.

What this course will give you

  • A comprehensive curriculum.
  • Opportunities for self-directed learning, and growth in insight about how to learn independently using a broad-based approach with prioritised reading recommendations.
  • Regular opportunities to develop your clinically laboratory techniques and enhance your technical and practical skills in the discipline through the principles of deliberate practice.
  • Strong emphasis on integration of theoretical, technical and clinical aspects as well as multidisciplinary case management.
  • A broad flexible approach that allows scope for pursuing individual academic interests in state-of-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 multiple domains produces well-rounded clinicians. Graduates have the competence and aptitude for developing and delivering a high-quality and predictable clinical service in endodontics.

Employability

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

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

  • Specialist endodontic practice principals
  • Specialist endodontic referral practice associates
  • Clinical lecturers and deputy programme directors at UCL
  • Honorary teaching fellows at UCL
  • Speciality doctors at UCLH.

Graduates of this programme are highly sought after in specialist practice and most secure posts before completing the programme, enjoying fulfilling career progression. Employer rating of our graduates is high. Over 80% have taken up teaching posts or been inspired to do further training and development in clinical or academic settings.

Accreditation

This programme has been accredited by General Dental Council; Faculty of General Dental Practitioners; the London Deanery in conjunction with the Specialist Advisory Committee in Restorative Dentistry (as part of specialist training) and European Society of Endodontology (as part of specialist training).

Teaching and learning

We use a variety of assessment methods.

Subject-specific knowledge is assessed through unseen written examinations (short answer questions, essays, multiple choice questions), and oral examination.

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

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

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

  • Continual monitoring and feedback on simulation laboratory, clinical, and research activities
  • 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.

Full-time students can complete an additional year of clinical and didactic training to prepare for the MEndo exit examination. The MEndo is administered, examined and awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of England and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, or the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits.

The full-time programme generally requires attendance five days a week throughout the year (except on UCL closure days). The part-time programme generally requires attendance five days a week for the first 12 weeks during the introductory course of the programme, and three days a week after that.

The contact time for year one is 1,800 hours, made up of 20% lectures, tutorials, and seminars, 30% simulated skills laboratory courses, and 35% clinical training. The remainder of the time is for research (dissertation) and independent study. 

The contact time for year two is 1,800 hours, made up of 20% lectures, tutorials, and seminars, and 50% clinical training. The remainder of the time is for research (dissertation) and independent study.

Modules

Full-time students take six taught modules and part one of the research dissertation in year one, and five taught modules and part two of the dissertation in year two. All modules are compulsory.

Full-time 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

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.

Part-time students take four taught modules in year one, two taught modules and part one of the research dissertation in year two, one taught module and part two of the dissertation in year three, and four modules in year four. All modules are compulsory.

Part-time 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

Part-time year two:

  •  Consolidation of Clinical Endodontic Skills
  •  Operative & Advance Endodontic Technical Skills
  •  MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation Part 1

Part-time year three:

  • Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice 1
  • MClinDent in Endodontology Dissertation Part 2

Part-time year four:

  • Advanced Scientific Foundation of Endodontic Practice 2
  • Endodontic Relationship with other Dental Disciplines
  • Advanced clinical endodontic skills 1
  • Advanced clinical endodontic skills 2

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.

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. 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 360 credits. Upon successful completion of 360 credits, you will be awarded an MClinDent in Endodontology.

Accessibility

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.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2023/24) £35,000 £24,200
Tuition fees (2023/24) £57,700 £41,500

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: 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 (etc. £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 £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 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 Endodontology at graduate level
  • why you want to study Endodontology at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic, professional and personal 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: 2023-2024

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