This part-time three-year Master's programme enhances students' ability to provide high-quality and comprehensive restorative management a majority of patients.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2021/22)
Note on fees: This programme may be studied on a part-time or flexible basis. The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Please note that the part-time mode of study, requires you to complete the MSc in three consecutive years. The modular/flexible mode of study gives you five years to complete the three-year MSc programme. If you need any additional advice about mode of study please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees for subsequent years will be higher, in accordance with UCL’s fees policy. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website.
Fee deposit: All students on this programme on a part-time or flexible basis are required to pay a fee deposit of £500.
Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of one year experience post-qualification. Applicants must have full and current registration with the UK General Dental Council (or equivalent) and to be in practice with access to patients for the duration of the programme.
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.
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About this degree
The programme aims to enhance students' knowledge of the clinical applications and limitations of restorative dentistry, develop the skill of critical reading of published literature, and enhance research methodology and presentation skills.
A comprehensive range of Restorative Dentistry topics will be covered, progressively and systematically increasing your range and depth of knowledge as you progress through the programme.
Students will have the opportunity to learn research methods and techniques, whilst undertaking a year-long original, supervised research project.
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.
The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation module (60 credits).
Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Restorative Dental Practice.
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.
- The scientific basis of restorative dentistry 1
- The scientific basis of restorative dentistry 2
- Advanced clinical restorative dentistry 1
- Advanced clinical restorative dentistry 2
- Dissertation and oral examination (Subject to confirmation)
There are no optional modules for this programme.
Each student undertakes a research project culminating in a 10,000–12,000 word report and an oral examination. Other options include the writing up of a systematic/critical review of the literature or a clinical audit.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through seminars, lectures and practical sessions in state-of-the-art skills laboratories, providing a highly supportive and relevant learning experience in Restorative Dentistry.
Assessments include: Reflective Portfolios, Clinical Case Presentations, Coursework (Essays) and Written and MCQ Examinations.(Subject to confirmation)
We advise students to purchase certain items during the certificate & diploma years, but there is no compulsion.
For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
Most graduates return to enhanced careers in Primary Care Dentistry. A small number progress to full-time Master's programmes, sometimes with specialist training. One recent graduate progressed to a part-time PhD. Others develop special interests in aspects of Restorative Dentistry or engage in a part-time career in teaching.
Graduates use the qualification to improve their prospects by moving to better dental practices, setting up their own dental practices, progressing to full-time Master's programmes and specialist training, progressing to PhD level, and developing careers in teaching.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The programme is taught by eminent restorative dentists on the institute’s staff and complemented by respected visiting clinicians and teachers. Students benefit from first-class facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques.
Read further information on modules and degree structure.
Department: Eastman Dental Institute
What our students and staff say
"UCL has a global reputation as a centre of excellence in education and research. As a UCL alumni myself, it is a great privilege to work at UCL and to have the opportunity to help inspire, teach and mentor the next generation of researchers and academic clinicians from around the world."
Dr Rachel LeesonOral Surgery MClinDent, Special Care Dentistry MSc, Endodontics MSc, Prosthodontics MClinDent, Restorative Dental Practice MClin Dent
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Application and next steps
Please note that due to the competition for places, applications will not be accepted after the deadline. You must also submit a portfolio. Details for portfolio submission will be sent to you once you have submitted your UCL application. Applicants will be considered for Slade scholarships as part of the admissions process.
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?
The programme is ideal for General Dental Practitioners wishing to develop their practice in Restorative Dentistry in order to improve job satisfaction and to be able to offer patients a higher level of care.
- All applicants
- 1 November 2021
For full details of the application process please refer to the institute's Restorative Dental Practice MSc page.
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What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- why you want to study restorative dental practice at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- 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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