This full-time, three-year Master's programme is designed for students from outside the European Union. It matches the institute's Specialty Training programme and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country.
The programme teaches a broad and deep understanding of endodontology, enabling students to apply appropriate clinical strategies from first principles. Mentored coaching specifically targets development of independent learning skills, with the aim of achieving long-term mastery.
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. The third year of study is non-credit bearing and will include clinical training, didactic teaching and completion of clinical audit.
Year one: core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (30 credits). Year two: core modules (135 credits) and dissertation (60 credits).
Years one and two of the programme consist of 13 modules. The third year is non-credit bearing and teaching is delivered via clinical sessions, tutorials, and study groups.
During year three, all students are required to finalise case-log portfolio, complete an audit project and have an attendance rate of no less than 70%.
There are no optional modules for this programme.
All students undertake an independent research project in years one and two, which culminates in a dissertation of 13,000–15,000 words.
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through a structured lecture and seminar series, laboratory skills simulation courses, diagnostic clinics, supervised treatment of patients, clinical audit and a research project.
Further information on modules and degree structure is available on the department website: Endodontology (Advanced Training) MClinDent
The programme prepares students for future professional evaluation of clinical/academic competence as a specialist. It is also a suitable springboard for pursuing academic, clinical or research careers in endodontics.
The graduates from this programme are prepared for the Royal Colleges’ professional examinations including the MRD (Endodontics) or MEndo which is one of the requirements of some overseas funding bodies and promotion boards.
Students benefit from a comprehensive curriculum, opportunities for self-directed learning, a clinically relevant laboratory techniques course, emphasis on integration of theoretical and clinical aspects, and prioritised reading recommendations.
This broad flexible approach allows scope for the pursuit of individual academic interests.
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Eastman Dental Institute
85% rated 4* (‘world-leading’) or 3* (‘internationally excellent’)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
Visit the Endodontology (Advanced Training) (MClinDent) page on the University College London website for more details!