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Sports Dentistry: Oral Health in Sport MSc

This three year Masters programme introduces the specialty of dealing with both elite and amateur athletes and the specific challenges they present with respect to oral health.

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

September 2020

Modes and duration

Part time: 3 years

The programme will run as a part-time, blended learning programme. All students will need to attend at UCL Eastman Dental Institute for four days, each of the three years.

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 18 October 2019
Close: 11 August 2020
Notification
Due to the large number of applications received, this programme is no longer accepting applications for 2020/21 entry. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Applications for 2021/22 entry will open later in the year.

Tuition fees (2020/21)

UK/EU:
£8,010 (PT)
Overseas:
£12,890 (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.

Fee deposit: All part-time students are required to pay a fee deposit of £500 for this programme.

Location: London, Bloomsbury

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution). Dental care professionals including hygienists and therapists are also eligible. 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

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

This programme is designed to prepare general dental practitioners and other dental care professionals to be able to: i) treat injured athletes on field of play or on surgery environments.ii) advise athletes and coaches on the importance of good oral health and its impact on performance. iii) advise athletes, coaches and parents about preventing surface loss and iv) work with fellow professionals at major sporting events.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits

The programme consists of 7 compulsory modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

Students will undertake 4 compulsory modules in the first year totalling 60 credits. 3 compulsory modules in the second year totalling 60 credits and in the third year a compulsory dissertation of 60 credits.

Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded a MSc in Sports Dentistry: Oral Health in Sport.

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

All modules are compulsory.

  • Foundations of Sports Dentistry
  • Orofacial Trauma
  • Prevention of Sporting Dental Injuries
  • Treatment Planning
  • Advanced Restorative Dentistry
  • Paralympic Sports Dentistry
  • Dental Screening of Athletes
  • Sports Dentistry Masters Research Project

Optional modules

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.

Teaching and learning

This programme is delivered through on line seminars, tutorials and lectures and practical sessions during block teaching weeks in state-of-the-art skills laboratories, providing a highly supportive learning experience.

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 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

Students will be required to meet the costs of travel, accomodation and meals during the campus based teaching blocks. For some candidates, the purchase of some dental equipment or materials may be required in their own clinical environments for procuring clinical cases appropriate to the programme requirements.

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

The Eastman Dental Institute will provide each student in the 2019/20 cohort a bursary of £2,150 per year for each of the three years of study.

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

Employability

Most graduates of the Oral Health in Sport: Sports Dentistry masters degree, will return to clinical dental practice with enhanced skills and knowledge to be able to treat, advise and monitor the oral health requirements of elite and amateur athletes. You will be well equipped to offer your services to professional sporting bodies. You will be able to use your skills to set up practices specialising in looking after athletes and thier needs as well as being able to advise sports clubs, support athletes and their needs as well as being able to advise sports clubs, support athletes at amjor and minor sporting events and undertake a wide variety of high standard clinical skills.

Why study this degree at UCL?

This programme offers you the flexibility of a part-time blended learning educational route.

With a focus on research, postgraduate education and training, the Institute is uniquely placed to offer this new Masters degree in Oral Health in Sport to dentists across the world.

There are multiple exit points (Certificate/ Diploma) for qualifying students who are not able to complete the whole MSc qualification.

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Application and next steps

Applications

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.

Who can apply?

Applicants for this programme can be members of the dental team. Specifically general dental practitioners, therapists and hygienists are those who would gain most from the programme and will have the best opportunity to practice new skills and knowledge. This will result in progressing a career in Sports Dentistry.

Application deadlines

All applicants
11 August 2020

For more information see our Applications page.

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