Implant Dentistry MSc

London, Bloomsbury

The Implant Dentistry MSc is an intensive clinical, academic and research programme for UK-based dentists with little or no experience in Implantology. Our mixed-mode course enables you to diagnose, plan and treat patients who need implant-supported restorations and bring implant dentistry into your practice.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2024/25)
Overseas tuition fees (2024/25)
3 academic years
Programme starts
September 2024
Applications accepted
All applicants: 16 Oct 2023 – 28 Jun 2024
Applications close at 5pm UK time

Applications open

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an approved undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of one year clinical experience post-qualification. This programme will be open to GDC registered dentists due to the clinical nature of treating patients in the UK. Applicants must have full and current registration with the UK General Dental Council and be in dental practice with access to patients for the duration of the programme.

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.

The full-time and part-time versions of this programme are taught primarily online with some teaching taking place on campus in London. As such, international students who apply to this programme are not eligible to apply for a regular Student visa for full-time study in the UK.

To attend the on-campus teaching sessions for this course, international students will ordinarily use a UK Standard Visitor visa for study.

Please note that UK immigration rules are subject to change by the UK Government, as such, there is no guarantee that the current rules referred to here will be in place for the duration of your study with UCL.

Should you have any questions regarding visa compliance, please contact the UCL Student Immigration Compliance Team.

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

Modern implant dentistry is constantly evolving and presents challenges that require new skills. Our MSc programme provides the skills for dental implant case selection and planning, and to place and restore straightforward implant cases.

You will learn to assess, plan, and execute both the surgical and restorative aspects of dental implant treatment in straightforward cases. You will be able to identify low and high-risk dental implant cases, to formulate and prescribe an appropriate implant maintenance plan in relation to patient risk profile, and to recognise and manage complications in dental implantology.

The three-year MSc gives you an opportunity to progress based on your individual needs and interests. The programme offers online teaching combined with residential sessions of face-to-face teaching in London.

Who this course is for

The programme is ideal for Dental Practitioners wishing to develop their practice in Implant Dentistry to improve job satisfaction and to be able to offer patients a higher level of implant care.

This programme is open to UK students and ideally suited for dentists with little or no experience in Implant dentistry. Overseas students can apply to study the PG Certificate.

What this course will give you

This programme offers you the following benefits and opportunities.

  • This blended-learning programme is ideal for busy practitioners working in UK dental practices.
  • You will have the opportunity to treat your patients in our top-class facilities with specialist supervision.
  • You will experience lectures in a seminar setting, hands-on workshops, interactive case discussions and treatment planning exercises. Live surgeries of patient treatment will be performed as well as video demonstrations.
  • The programme is taught by experienced specialist dentists on the institute's staff and complemented by respected visiting clinicians and teachers.

The foundation of your career

This programme enables dentists to bring implant dentistry into their everyday practice. Students should be able to embark on implant treatment in their own practices during the programme.

Graduates will gain the skills for dental implant case selection, planning, surgery, and restoration of straightforward implant cases.

Having minimal experience within implant dentistry before starting, the course has given me enough theoretical and practical knowledge to start implementing implant dentistry within my day-to-day work.

Kritanjli Bajaj

Kritanjli Bajaj

Implant Dentistry, PG Dip


This MSc provides the skills to manage and treat implant patients, which will bring increased opportunities for working in private dental practices. It also creates opportunities for further study in the field of dentistry.

Recent alumni have progressed to the specialist programme in prosthodontics at UCL Eastman Dental Institute and roles such as associate in UK private practices.


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

We combine remote teaching with some face-to-face sessions. Remote teaching consists of webinars and self-directed study.

Face-to-face teaching comprises interactive lectures, seminars, hands-on training, live surgery, and supervised clinical treatment (both surgical and restorative implant treatment) in our state-of-the-art facilities.

During attendance days, you will engage in hands on practical skills work to develop practical and transferable skills. You will receive personal feedback. At the end of each attendance day, you will engage in a consolidation and feedback session with your peers.

Throughout the programme you will be assessed by a variety of methods, including unseen written and oral examinations, multiple choice questions (MCQ), short answer questions, in-class essays, practical lab exercises and presentations (PowerPoint, video).

Clinical case presentations and reflective portfolios are formative assessments, where candidates gather evidence across the board over their day-to-day practice of clinical dentistry in relation to the patients they treat and their reflective qualitative learning.

The dissertation will be a relevant piece of scientific research.

The total requirement for the MSc programme is 1,800 learning hours over three years.

The programme includes around 300 contact hours over three years. These are split into around 67 contact teaching days, divided roughly as follows:

  • Year 1 - 30 days (fortnightly virtual teaching, plus four short residential blocks in London)
  • Year 2 - 27 days (two days per month, plus five days at implant training practice)
  • Year 3 - 10 days (one day per month to support the research and completion of your dissertation).


In year one, you will complete three compulsory modules:

  • Implant Planning
  • Implant Science I
  • Implant Prosthodontics.

The first year has up to 30 contact days. This includes approximately 20 days of synchronous hybrid teaching and four residential sessions of two or three days of face-to-face teaching on site (usually in October, December, February, and April).

In year two, you will complete three compulsory taught modules:

  • Implant Science II
  • Implant Practical
  • Implant Clinical.

The second year has 27 contact days with an initial commitment of one day per week for the first term. These will be mainly clinical sessions to assess, plan, surgically place and restore implants.

In year three, you will complete one compulsory taught module:

  • Implant Dissertation.

The third year will have 10 contact days, usually one day per month to research and complete the 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 take modules to the value of 60 credits for each year of study totalling 180 credits for the three years. Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Implant Dentistry.


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Where you'll study

Welcome to UCL Eastman Dental Institute

We are a world-leading, academic centre for postgraduate dentistry and translational research. We offer high-quality postgraduate education, including Master's degrees, speciality training, certificates, diplomas, research degrees and CPD courses. Our clinically-intensive programmes are led by international specialists. As a world-class research centre, we are continually improving systemic and oral health by developing novel treatments, therapies, diagnostics and smart materials. Our new state-of-the-art facilities at Bloomsbury campus ensure that our students, researchers and academics have exceptional access to patients and opportunities for education and research. The UCLH Eastman Dental Hospital is part of the largest hospital in Europe specialising in complex oral health care and advanced ear, nose and throat treatments.

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Part-time
Tuition fees (2024/25) £11,350
Tuition fees (2024/25) £15,550

The published fee is for Year 1 only. Year 2 is £22,200 (UK) and £25,150 (Overseas). Year 3 is £14,050 (UK) and £18,750 (Overseas). All fees are subject to inflationary increases of up to 5% annually.

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:

Additional costs

All students on this programme on a part-time or flexible basis are required to pay a fee deposit of £500.

Travel and accommodation

  • Students must meet the costs of travel to London and accommodation (where required) during the campus-based teaching blocks.

Costs related to implant treatment

  • Computer hardware for digital implant planning (approx. £2,000).
  • Printed guided stents, actual implants, implant components, laboratory work, drape packs and biomaterials (approx. £1,500 per implant).

These costs can be passed to the patient if required.

Additional equipment

  • An SLR camera set up with appropriate lens and ring flash for documentation of clinical cases (approx. £1,400)
  • Camcorder (approx. £300-400)
  • Semi-adjustable articulator (preferably a Denar) and facebow (approx. £750).

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 Implant Dentistry at graduate level
  • why you want to study Implant Dentistry 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 (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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