This programme will offer the busy General Dental Practitioner the opportunity to acquire intensive knowledge of the basic principles of periodontal and peri-implant diseases, the ability to assess the periodontal needs of a patient, the skills for non-surgical therapy, the understanding of surgical management of advanced periodontal cases and the fundamentals of diagnosis and treatment planning in implant dentistry.
Covid-19 programme updates
Due to COVID-19, there may have been updates to this programme for the 2020 academic year. Where there has been an update, these are indicated with a red alert and a link which will provide further information.
Modes and duration
The programme is designed with time at UCL EDI divided into blocks – 2 weeks in the first year, one week in the second and third years respectively.
Tuition fees (2020/21)
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.
Fee deposit: All part-time students are required to pay a fee deposit of £500 for this programme.
All applicants must hold an approved dental degree qualification and a minimum of two years clinical experience post qualification and currently be working as a dentist.
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
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
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About this degree
The programme offers you the ability to assess and manage the periodontal needs of a patient and to become competent in the presentation, diagnosis and management of all known diseases and disorders of the periodontium.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
Students will undertake 3 compulsory modules in the first year totalling 60 credits, 4 compulsory modules in the second year totalling 60 credits and in the third year a compulsory dissertation of 60 credits.
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Periodontology (Distance Learning).
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.
All modules are compulsory.
- Scientific Basis of Periodontology
- Periodontal Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
- Non-surgical Periodontal Therapy
- Complicating Factors and Other Oral Conditions
- Evidenced Based Healthcare
- Surgical Periodontal Therapy
- Implant Therapy and Peri-implant Diseases
- MSc in Periodontology dissertation
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10-000 - 12,000 words (60 credits) with a 30 minute viva exam.
Students will complete patient treatment in their own clinics and through discussion with peers, staff and others will synthesise knowledge and practice skills, improving clinical practice and effectiveness.
Teaching and learning
Teaching is delivered and assessed in a variety of ways including: lectures, seminars, problem based learning, on line tutorials and practical work, group discussion, case presentations, videos and discussion forums and work-based learning.
For those starting in September 2020, the residential weeks at the Institute in London will be 26-30 October 2020 and 22-26 February 2021
Students will be expected to meet the costs of travel, accomodation and meals to attend residential teaching sessions and exams in London.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Why study this degree at UCL?
This programme offers you the flexibility of a part-time blended learning educational route
With a focus on research, postgraduate education and training, the Institute is uniquely placed to offer this new Master's degree in Periodontology to dentists across the world.
There are multiple exit points (Certificate/ Diploma) for qualifying students who are not able to complete the whole MSc qualification.
Department: 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.
Who can apply?
All applicants must hold an approved dental degree qualification and have a minimum of two years clinical experience post qualification and currently be working as a dentist.
English Language Level for this programme is : Good (IELTS Academic Version grade 7.0) with 6.5 in all subtests.
- All applicants
- 11 August 2020
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