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The University of Birmingham School of Dentistry is an acknowledged world leader in innovative online dental education. This new blended learning MSc in Restorative Dentistry has been designed and developed by a large team of experts, with an awareness of the needs of contemporary dentists. Read more

The University of Birmingham School of Dentistry is an acknowledged world leader in innovative online dental education. This new blended learning MSc in Restorative Dentistry has been designed and developed by a large team of experts, with an awareness of the needs of contemporary dentists.

The course will deliver progressive study through Certificate, Diploma and MSc levels providing you with detailed understanding and clinical skills for successful, predictable and enjoyable advanced restorative dentistry.

Teaching during the two-year course is delivered online and in two face-to-face residential courses in a highly accessible format designed by the School of Dentistry’s award-winning e-learning team. This two-year distance learning MSc programme will provide advanced training in the subjects most commonly carried out in clinical practice:

  • Direct restorations
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Fixed and removable prosthodontics

Course details

While the primary aim of this course is to enhance the quality and predictability of patient care, study for the MSc is expected to significantly increase dentist’s professional satisfaction and confidence when carrying out a wide range of restorative procedures.

The high level of practical content will take you through a unique programme of structured simulation and clinical exercises carried out both in practice and on the residential courses.

You will be provided with your own specialised models. By following the innovative series of step-by-step practical exercises, you will be able to optimise the latest restorative materials and equipment, and master advanced clinical techniques for a comprehensive range of treatments.

We expect the development of Masters level clinical skills to significantly increase your employability options, increase your potential for private income and access to prospective NHS advanced care pathways. Professional enhancement resulting from your MSc may also increase the potential for referrals of patients requiring advanced restorative management.

You will be supported at all stages by friendly, engaged tutors and will take part in the highly popular social programme based at the University’s outstanding campus. Finally, with no traditional written examinations, you can expect an enjoyable period of study, which will bring career-long rewards. 

Study materials are divided into seven interlinked modules over two years (for details on individual module content please see the module tab below):

  • Modules 1 and 2 focus on theoretical aspects covering the fundamental principles of restorative dentistry
  • Modules 3 – 6 are predominantly practical and are designed to help you master a comprehensive range of restorative procedures. The practical modules will provide advanced training in the four subject areas most commonly carried out in clinical practice:
  • Direct restorative techniques
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Fixed and removable prosthodontics
  • Module 7 - Over the two-year programme you will carry out clinical work on your own patients and compile a comprehensive portfolio of procedures demonstrating advanced skill in all aspects of world-class, evidence-based, restorative dentistry. Module 7 will also provide the opportunity for focused study on a restorative subject of personal interest.

Learning and teaching

The programme’s flexible design allows you to study independently, 24/7, and at times suitable to you. The programme will contain two residential weeks based in Birmingham (one week per year), and will allow you to receive direct hands-on tuition from some of the world's most experienced dental educators. You will use the simulation suite at the new £50 million School of Dentistry.

Accommodation on the University's delightful campus and a full programme of social activities are included in the price of your Master’s Degree course.

In addition to clinical studies, Masters you will carry out a series of chair-side simulated practical procedures, using the latest contemporary materials and equipment and following online step-by-step technique guides unique to this programme.

You will have direct access to your personal tutor throughout all stages of the programme. As a fully enrolled student at the University of Birmingham your general requirements will be managed by highly experienced and qualified members of the distance learning team from the School of Dentistry.

Using email, telephone, Skype, and web-based discussions you will be able to communicate directly with your teachers, course administrators, and your fellow students.

Employability

The MSc in Restorative Dentistry is a Masters degree taught and accredited by the University of Birmingham, and is an excellent addition to your Curriculum Vitae when seeking new job opportunities.

It proves that you have an advanced level of knowledge and skill in your chosen profession and that you have a commitment to improving the quality of your patient care, These are all important qualities to potential employers. 

If you are a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), please note that the MSc Restorative Dentistry programme in itself does not give you a licence to work in the UK. 

For enquiries about working in the UK, please consult the UK General Dental Council. 

Careers Support for Postgraduate Students

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We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. For more information visit the Careers Network website.



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This international online Masters programme from the School of Dentistry is specially designed for primary dental care providers who want to advance their clinical skills and knowledge, with the primary objective of enhancing the quality of their patient care. Read more

This international online Masters programme from the School of Dentistry is specially designed for primary dental care providers who want to advance their clinical skills and knowledge, with the primary objective of enhancing the quality of their patient care.

With 13 years of experience in successfully delivering this course on our campus, it is now available as an online distance learning programme, making it easier to fit in with the lives of busy practitioners both in the UK and all over the world.

In the Higher Education Academy's Postgraduate Taught Experience survey this programme scored the following:

  • 100% - Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course
  • 97% - The course is well organised and is running smoothly

Course details

This international online Masters programme is designed for primary dental care providers who want to advance their clinical skills and knowledge, with the primary objective of enhancing the quality of their patient care.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the opportunity to enhance your clinical knowledge, insight and expertise in areas directly relating to your practice
  • To enhance the quality of care provided to your patients
  • To provide a base for enjoyable personal professional development
  • To improve your employability in a highly competitive job market
  • To provide support for achieving other qualifications - ORE, MFDS, FFGDP, MJDF etc

Learning and teaching

The programme will contain two residential weeks based in Birmingham (one week per year), and will allow you to receive direct hands-on tuition from some of the world's most experienced dental educators. You will use the brand new £1 million simulation suite at the School of Dentistry.

Accommodation on the University's delightful campus and a full programme of social activities are included in the price of your Masters degree course.

Students will design and carry out an audit project with academic support from specialists relevant to their chosen subject. Also, in addition to clinical studies, Masters students will carry out a series of chair-side simulated practical procedures of their choosing, using the latest contemporary materials and equipment and following online step-by-step technique guides unique to this programme.

Feedback from many online courses confirms that students need to have direct access to real people who respond quickly and authoritatively to enquiries and requests.

Therefore you will have a personal named advisor for both your dental studies and for your general requirements as a fully enrolled student at the University of Birmingham. Your academic advisors will be highly experienced and qualified dentists from the Birmingham School of Dentistry.

Using email, telephone, Skype, and web-based discussions you will be able to communicate directly with your teachers, course administrators, and your fellow students.

Employability

The MSc Advanced General Dental Practice programme is a Masters degree taught and accredited by the University of Birmingham, and is an excellent addition to your Curriculum Vitae (CV) when seeking new job opportunities.

It proves that you have an advanced level of knowledge and skill in your chosen profession, that you have a commitment to improving the quality of your patient care, and that you understand the business aspects of General Dental Practice. These are all important qualities to potential employers. 

If you are a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), please note that the MSc Advanced General Dental Practice programme in itself does not give you a licence to work in the UK. 

For enquiries about working in the UK, please consult the UK General Dental Council.



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There are very few aspects of dentistry that do not rely on materials, and the science of dental materials is arguably the most important subject that a dental practitioner, allied teacher or researcher should learn. Read more

There are very few aspects of dentistry that do not rely on materials, and the science of dental materials is arguably the most important subject that a dental practitioner, allied teacher or researcher should learn.

This programme provides a foundation in key materials science principles and training skills for successful research and publication, towards the development of the next generation of materials and processes.

Course details

The one-year full time (and two-year part-time) Masters programme welcomes students from a variety of backgrounds from clinical practitioners and dental technicians who are required to teach the subject, to those pursuing a career in a related research field, whether having a clinical or non-clinical undergraduate education, and whether from the UK or abroad.

The programme:

  • will provide mechanical, physical and chemical properties of materials as structured systems, including bulk and surface properties at the molecular, micro-, and macroscopic level and interaction of materials with the biological environment.
  • will help you develop a critical understanding of factors that determine the successful clinical application of dental materials and contribute to state-of-the-art and emerging dental material technologies, including digital dentistry and manufacturing and the future of dental materials and related tools.
  • is focused on a research-led educational programme where theoretical concepts of materials science delivered by a range of teaching methods are reinforced by gaining insight and deeper understanding within a laboratory setting. 
  • is based on practical exploration of concepts, generating ideas and assembling and testing explanations, ultimately providing a strong foundation for the final 12-week research project and developing career research skills beyond.
  • is based on the format and delivery of existing and successful MSc programmes in Dental Materials Science established by Professor Brian Darvell (University of Hong Kong, University of Kuwait, and now University of Birmingham) and is led by Professor William Palin (University of Birmingham).

Learning and teaching

As a Birmingham student, you will be joining the academic elite and will have the privilege of learning from world-leading experts, as well as your peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.

You will have access to a comprehensive support system that will assist and encourage you, including personal tutors who can help with both academic and welfare issues.

Employability

Careers Support for Postgraduate Students

Careers Network – We can help you get ahead in the job market and develop your career

We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. For more information visit the Careers Network website.



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How do we know what we know about a disease and it’s treatment? Our most reliable knowledge derives from appropriate, timely, high-quality research. . Read more

How do we know what we know about a disease and it’s treatment? Our most reliable knowledge derives from appropriate, timely, high-quality research. 

This programme will equip you with the skills needed to understand the critical elements in planning, undertaking, and analysing research in health care. These are vital skills for anyone wanting to develop or enhance their career in health care and health-related research. 

Our modules can be accessed in a variety of ways including as standalone modules (10 or 20 credits each) or through the 60 credit PG Certificate; 120 credit PG Diploma or the 180 credit Masters

If you wish to study this programme to Postgraduate Diploma level then you will need to complete the taught elements of the programme but will not need to complete a dissertation, which is only available to those studying for the Masters.

Course details

This modular multidisciplinary programme offers a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or a Masters in Health Research Methods and is particularly suitable for:

  • clinical and allied health professionals (including doctors, nurses, midwives, dietitians, physiotherapists)
  • laboratory-based scientists wishing to further understand or transition to population-based research
  • graduates looking to launch their career in health research
  • intercalating medical students who have completed at least three years of full-time study
  • those in the commercial health care sector (including the pharmaceutical or devices industries), public sector organisations (including local government), NGOs, voluntary sector and charities
  • foundation skills for postgraduate research programmes (including PhD)

The aims of the course are to provide a world class programme that meets the needs of those wanting or needing:

  • a detailed understanding of the range of methodologies and analyses utilised in applied health research
  • the necessary skills to critically interpret the findings of health research resulting from different methodologies.

Learning and teaching

As a Birmingham student, you will be joining the academic elite and will have the privilege of learning from world-leading experts, as well as your peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.

Teaching takes place in one-week blocks, and you will participate in a range of teaching styles such as lectures, small group tutorials, presentations, peer group learning, self-study etc.

You will have access to a comprehensive support system that will assist and encourage you, including personal tutors and welfare tutors who can help with both academic and welfare issues.

Employability

The programme provides a range of benefits for potential future employment and the flexibility of module choice enables learning tailored to meet your specific needs. 

For example, the programme:

  • provides an excellent basis for a future study towards a PhD in health
  • develops further skills to augment progression in your current or next position
  • enhances your role within the commercial health care sector (e.g. pharmaceutical, devices and related industries)
  • develops your health research skills within the clinical and allied health professions, public sector including local government, NGOs, voluntary sectors and charities
  • provides a robust foundation for a transition or entry to population-based health research from a laboratory research background (this is a frequent transition which many of those teaching on the programme have followed, including both Programme Directors) or as a new graduate wishing to launch your career in health research
  • to develop skills in applying translational research methodologies

Careers Support for Postgraduate Students

Careers Network – We can help you get ahead in the job market and develop your career

We recognise that as a postgraduate student you are likely to have specific requirements when it comes to planning for your next career step. Employers expect postgraduates to have a range of skills that exceed their subject knowledge. Careers Network offers a range of events and support services that are designed for all students, including postgraduates looking to find their niche in the job market. The Careers Network also have subject specific careers consultants and advisers for each College so you can be assured the information you receive will be relevant to your subject area. For more information visit the Careers Network website



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