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Restorative Dental Practice MSc

This part-time three-year Master's programme enhances students' ability to provide high-quality and comprehensive restorative management a majority of patients.

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.

Key information

Programme starts

January 2021

Modes and duration

Part time: 3 years
Flexible: up to 5 years

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 20 May 2020
Close: 31 October 2020

Tuition fees (2020/21)

UK/EU:
TBC in prospectus (FT)
TBC in prospectus (PT)
Overseas:
TBC in prospectus (FT)
TBC in prospectus (PT)


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 edi.rdpadmin@ucl.ac.uk.
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.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

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

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

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

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 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.

Compulsory modules

  • 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

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this programme.

Covid-19 module updates
Due to COVID-19, there may be updates to the modules for your chosen programme of study this year. Some modules may not be available or may need to be moved to a later term or year of study. These updates are relevant for 2020-21 academic year only.  The full list of modules will be available in the module catalogue from late August.  From the first week of September, you will be invited to complete module selection from Portico, our student record system. There may need to be additional updates or changes to modules during the academic year to allow for new guidance from the UK Government and Public Health England. Your department shall keep you updated of these changes as they become available.

Dissertation/report

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 critical appraisal of a comprehensive patient treatment case.

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 and Written Examinations.

Covid-19 contact hours on campus
In Term One, while campus will be open, all the learning activity for the core content of your modules will take place online – including lectures, tutorials, seminars and assessments. By “core content” we mean everything you need to learn to complete the module successfully. In addition to these online contact hours, we will be offering some face-to-face educational activities for students on campus, and we will provide alternative online activities for those students unable to join us on campus. These activities, which will include contact with academic staff, will be relevant to your programme of study may include seminars, academic and employability skills workshops, small-group or individual tutorials, lab and practice-based teaching. UK Government safety guidelines will limit the amount of ‘in person’ activity we can offer and while it will vary from programme to programme, is likely to be no more than 1-2 hours per week. This will vary across departments, particularly if your programme includes laboratory/practical/studio/workshop sessions. You will be updated with more specific details as they are available and your timetable will indicate which sessions will be on campus and which will be available online.
Covid-19 practical component updates
Due to COVID-19, there may be changes to the availability of the practical components for your chosen programme. Any updates relate only to the 20/21 academic year and may not apply to all students across the programme depending on your year of study.  Your department will keep you updated if the practical component of your programme is able to occur and/or any alternative options available.   There may need to be additional updates or changes to the practical component during the academic year to allow for new guidance from the UK Government and/or Public Health England. Your department shall keep you updated of these changes as they become available. 
Covid-19 assessment updates
There may be changes to the format of assessments for modules in this programme due to COVID-19. These will be summarised for each module on the module catalogue from 17 August 2020.   If any changes to assessments need to be made during the academic year due to updates in government guidance, these will be communicated to you as soon as possible from your department.    
Communicating further Covid-19 mitigation plans
We are continuing to follow UK Government guidance, as well as the expertise of our researchers, including specialists in health, education, human behaviour and infection prevention, to make sure UCL is as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. If it becomes necessary to make further changes to your programme as a result of new guidance/regulations, UCL and your department will communicate these as soon as this becomes clear. We will keep you up-to-date with our plans throughout term one, so you have the information you need to be able to take decisions that are right for your circumstances. Please ensure that you keep in touch with your department by regularly checking your UCL emails, Moodle courses, the Coronavirus FAQs for Students page and any UCL online groups or social media you follow.

Additional costs

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

Funding

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

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.

Employability

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

Staff view

"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 Leeson

Oral 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

Applications

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.

There is an application processing fee for Eastman Dental Institute programmes of £110 for online applications and £135 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: www.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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
31 October 2020

For full details of the application process please refer to the institute's Restorative Dental Practice MSc page.


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:

  • 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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