UCL Graduate degrees


Prosthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent

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.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2021

Modes and duration

Full time: 3 years
Part time: 4 years

This is a full-time three-year, or, a part-time four-year Master's programme. Part-time trainees are required to be present 3 working days/week for the duration of the studies. The exception to that are the first 10 weeks of the programme which are full time.

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 19 October 2020
Close: 31 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.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

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

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

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.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory.

The programme consists of eight core modules (270 credits) and a dissertation module (90 credits). These taught credit-bearing components are completed in 2 years in FT mode or 3 years in PT mode of training.  The last year of study (Year 3 for FT students and year 4 for PT students) is non-credit bearing.

Upon successful completion of 540 credits, you will be awarded a MClinDent in Prosthodontics (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

  • Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment
  • Principles of Treatment core course (Conservative dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics)
  • Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics
  • Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics
  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 1
  • Advanced Prosthodontics
  • Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2
  • Clinical Science and Research Methods


All students undertake an independent, clinically relevant research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000–15,000 words. The research dissertation promotes problem solving and critical thinking and significantly enhances deep learning in the field of study.

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.

Additional costs

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.


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 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.


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.

Why study this degree at UCL?

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.

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.

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?

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
31 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 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.

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