Sports Dentistry: Oral Health in Sport MSc

London, Bloomsbury

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.

UK students International students
Study mode
Part-time
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£8,850
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£14,700
Duration
3 academic years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 30 Jun 2022

Applications closed

Notification

Application closes at 17:00 GMT.

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

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

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.

Who this course is for

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.

What this course will give you

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 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.

The foundation of your career

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 their needs as well as being able to advise sports clubs, support athletes at major and minor sporting events and undertake a wide variety of high standard clinical skills.

Employability

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.

Modules

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.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits Upon successful completion of 180 credits, you will be awarded an MSc in Sports Dentistry: Oral Health in Sport.

Accessibility

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Graduate Open Events: Funding your studies

The Funding your studies session took place in December 2021. The session, covered by our Funding and Student Recruitment teams, provides information and guidance about the various scholarships and funding opportunities for graduate study at UCL.

Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £8,850
Tuition fees (2022/23) £14,700

Programme fees on a modular (flexible) basis.

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

Students will be required to meet the costs of travel, accommodation 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.

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

There is an application processing fee for this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Sports Dentistry: Oral Health in Sport at graduate level
  • why you want to study Sports Dentistry: Oral Health in Sport at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to the chosen programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this challenging programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree

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.

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