Prosthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent

London, Bloomsbury

The MClinDent (Advance Training) in Prosthodontics is an intensive clinical, academic and research programme across the disciplines of fixed and removable prosthodontics, including implant dentistry. It is offered as a full-time (three year) or part time (four year) programme. The programme length and content satisfies the training requirements to sit the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) or Prosthodontics (MPros) examination.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£32,100
£22,200
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£52,900
£38,000
Duration
3 academic years
4 academic years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Jan 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

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

Students will gain theoretical and comprehensive clinical experience necessary to undertake advanced and complex restorative treatments, including planning and provision of fixed, removable and implant supported prostheses.  Graduates are capable of providing treatment in a holistic and comprehensive manner.  Graduates can critically think and appraise scientific literature, be problem solvers and develop an attitude of life-long learning.

Who this course is for

Any dentist wanting to prepare for a career in specialist Prosthodontic practice should apply.  Our graduates are competent and confident in complex fixed and removable prosthodontic treatment.  This course prepares you for specialty practice (private or public) or to develop an academic career. Applications are welcome from both UK and overseas students.

What this course will give you

The MClinDent Prosthodontics (Advanced Training) is an intensive programme for those dentists aiming for Specialist practice in Prosthodontics.  The programme ensures that you will develop a high level of clinical skill for diagnosing, treatment planning and restoratively managing advanced and complex cases with an evidence-based approach. 

The course covers all aspects of prosthodontic treatment including fixed (both conventionally prepared and adhesive-retained designs), removable, and implant-supported prostheses, for single missing teeth or partially/fully edentulous cases. 

The MClinDent Prosthodontics (Advanced Training) at UCL Eastman Dental Institute will help you see your patient management in a whole new holistic way.  Our programme is unique as our trainees are exposed to all dental implant treatment phases, including planning, surgical placement, and restoration.  Students also undertake laboratory work to appreciate its role in successful clinical outcomes.  Students will gain experience in both analogue and digital workflows in our new state-of-the-art Institute and Hospital facilities.

Our programmes are supported by a number of full-time and part-time staff, including Clinical Academics, Consultants, Technical Instructors, Specialist clinicians and guest lecturers.  You will interact and experience teaching through a small and focused international cohort, as places are limited. Learning is accomplished through seminars, advanced diagnosis and treatment planning sessions, supervised clinical patient treatment, as well as supervised laboratory work.  The programme enjoys a worldwide reputation.

The foundation of your career

The majority of graduates completing the programme progress onto the specialist list in Prosthodontics. Graduates acquire the necessary training requirements to sit the Membership in Restorative Dentistry (MRD) or Prosthodontics (MPros) examination.  The programme is highly regarded with an excellent reputation for producing graduates with excellent clinical skills and solid theoretical knowledge.

Employability

The programme is recommended for dentists aiming for specialist practice. Career trajectories of recent graduates include private practice, hospital and community positions and services, as well as academic roles.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, small group teaching, journal clubs, and one-to-one teaching in clinical and laboratory settings. Assessment is through written papers (MCQ, MSA, and essays), mock written, oral and patient examination, supervised clinical work, workplace-based assessments, internal graduate appraisal, logbooks, and the dissertation.  Assessments are a mixture of face-to-face and online.

The content of study varies through the years with the majority of theoretical teaching occuring during the first year.  In a typical week, during weekdays, approximately 20% of the time is spent in lectures/tutorials, 60% for clinical-related activity (direct supervised patient treatment, labwork, Consultant-led New Patient clinics, treatment planning seminars), and 20% is dedicated to administrative, research and self-directed learning.  The first 10 weeks of the programme are followed in full-time mode, even for PT students as they set the stage for the rest of the year.

Modules

Full-time

You will undertake 8 taught modules and the research dissertation. All modules are compulsory and integral to the programme

Modules are studied concurrently over the length of the programme and time allocated to each module is not defined by academic terms.

Full time students:

In Year 1 you will complete 6 compulsory modules:

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Principles of Treatment Core Course (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
  • Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
  • Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
  • Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics
  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 1

In Year 2 you will complete a further 2 compulsory taught modules and the research dissertation:

  • Advanced Prosthodontics
  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2
  • MCD Prosthodontics Dissertation

In Year 3 clinical work and academic teaching continue but this year is non-credit bearing.  You will undertake a non-credit bearing compulsory taught module covering:

  • Formal education training
  • Clinical leadership
  • Integrated interdisciplinary sessions aiming to consolidate clinical judgement and skills

Part time students:

In year 1 you will complete 5 compulsory modules:

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Principles of Treatment Core Course (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
  • Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
  • Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
  • Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics

In year 2 you will complete 1 compulsory taught module:

  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 1

In year 3 you will complete 2 compulsory taught modules and the research dissertation:

  • Advanced Prosthodontics
  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2
  • MCD Prosthodontics Dissertation

In Year 4  clinical work and academic teaching continue but this year is non-credit bearing.  You will undertake a non-credit bearing compulsory taught module covering:

  • Formal education training
  • Clinical leadership
  • Integrated interdisciplinary sessions aiming to consolidate clinical judgement and skills

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. All modules are compulsory. Upon successful completion of 540 credits, you will be awarded an MClinDent in Prosthodontics (Advanced Training).

Accessibility

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £32,100 £22,200
Tuition fees (2022/23) £52,900 £38,000

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.

Additional costs may include the purchase of a dental photography camera set-up (DSLR with Macro lens and special ring flash set-up), magnification loupes, personal computer and some costs involved in attending Conferences (Prices for all of the above can vary but usually student discounts are provided). Additional costs also relate to sitting Professional examinations organised by the Royal Colleges after the end of the programme.

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.

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:

  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • why you want to study prosthodontics at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets your needs.

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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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021