Special Care Dentistry PG Cert

London, Bloomsbury

This part-time, one-year Postgraduate Certificate programme aims to bring dentists up to date with the latest knowledge relevant to the clinical practice of special care dentistry.

UK students International students
Study mode
Part-time
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£5,350
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
Fees to be confirmed
Duration
1 academic year
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Mar 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and normally have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification and be working in an appropriate UK- based practice throughout the proposed period of enrolment at UCL.

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

The programme aims to provide a grounding in basic practical and academic skills necessary for the contemporary practice of special care dentistry, identifying key concepts which underlie successful patient treatment, together with an understanding of the evidence base for special care dentistry and the ability to critically access scientific literature.

Who this course is for

The programme is directed towards dentally qualified clinicians who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in special care dentistry to become a competent practitioner in the field within and outside the United Kingdom.

What this course will give you

The programme's students benefit from friendly, welcoming staff, a comprehensive education portfolio, first-class facilities for both education and research which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques, ensuring experience in managing complex clinical problems.

The foundation of your career

As well as enhancing their clinical skill and knowledge and increasing their opportunities for promotion, students are able to network with the senior UK specialists who teach on the programme. The interactions of graduates with staff has also led to our staff being invited to lecture to the colleagues of graduates.

Employability

Successful graduates of this programme have progressed to:

  • Entry to the GDC specialist list for Special Care Dentistry
  • Senior posts within the special care dentistry services

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, tutorials, seminars, journal clubs and clinics organised by many of the scientists and clinicians of the institute and allied hospital.

The programme consists of 27 contact days, all Mondays.

Modules

Full-time

 

Part-time

DENT0031 - Applied Biology, Systemic Disease and Behavioural Sciences

Credits: 30

Components (Assessments) and Weighting

1. Departmental Tests (x2) - 66%

i. MCQ Test

ii. MSA Test Oral Examination

2. Oral Examination - 34%

DENT0032 - Ethics, Governance and Public Health Policy in Special Needs Dentistry

Credits: 30

Components (Assessments) and Weighting

1. Unseen Written Examinations (x2) - 66%

2. Oral Examination - 34%

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.

Certificate students undertake modules to the value of 60 credits. Upon successful completion of 60 credits, you will be awarded a PG Cert in Special Care Dentistry.

Accessibility

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.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £5,350
Tuition fees (2022/23) Fees to be confirmed

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

All students on this programme on a part-time or flexible basis are required to pay a fee deposit of £500.

There are no additional costs associated with this programme. 

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 special care dentistry at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • what is your source of funding and is this something you have applied for already
  • what is your previous experience of special care dentistry

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.

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. The programme may remain open if places are still available after 31 March 2022 and will be closed as soon as it is full or by 30 June 2022.

UCL is regulated by the Office for Students.

This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021