UCL Graduate degrees


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.

Key information

Programme starts

September 2021

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

Visa nationals
Open: 19 October 2020
Close: 31 May 2021
Non-visa nationals
Open: 19 October 2020
Close: 30 July 2021
Applications may close earlier if all places on the programme are filled.

Tuition fees (2021/22)

£8,600 (PT)
£14,250 (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: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

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

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

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.

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

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.

Additional costs

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.


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.


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.



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


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.

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 this programme of £90 for online applications and £115 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

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

Visa nationals
31 May 2021
Non-visa nationals
30 July 2021

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:

  • 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.

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