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Course content

Course overview

  • Learn about the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or worn teeth.
  • Undergo training in fixed, removable and implant-supported prostheses.
  • Study at a university ranked 4th in the UK and among the top 25 in the world for dentistry (QS World University Rankings 2018).


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2019, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £19,500 
  • International students (per annum): £42,000
  • MSc (part-time)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £9,750 
  • International students (per annum): £21,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.


The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2019.

The bursary is available to students or alumni who:

  • graduated in 2018 or are graduating in 2019;
  • hold a first class honours degree; 
  • have home or overseas fee status; 
  • are applying for full- or part-time study; 
  • are self-funded and not in receipt of any other funding support.

The bursary will be applied as a fee reduction automatically for those students and alumni who meet the alumni bursary criteria so there is no application process.

Entry requirements

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

We ask for English language proof if you are from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS: 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in all components);
  • TOEFL: 90 (internet-based) (Minimum: Listening 18; Writing 20; Reading 18 and Speaking 20);

See further information about requirements for your country .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

Please apply via our  online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

We recommend that you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Advice to applicants

You must provide the following with your application:

  • proof of two years' recent post-graduation clinical experience;
  • two academic references on headed paper, signed and dated and within the last 12 months;
  • copies (not originals) of degree certificates;
  • official academic transcripts of previous study showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. If these are in a language other than English please provide official translations. If you hold a BDS from a UK university, you do not need to provide a transcript of results, but you must provide a copy of the certificate;
  • personal statement;
  • full CV;
  • copies (not originals) of English Language certification if you are an EU/international applicant from a country not officially recognised as majority English-speaking.

Fitness to practise / health requirements

Health clearance from the University's Occupational Health Department will be a condition of any offer.

See the HEOPS standards of medical fitness to train guidance (PDF, 84KB) for more information.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required for those candidates residing in the UK.

Overseas candidates are required to provide a Police Certificate of Good Conduct.


This course aims to:

  • provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the complex issues involved in the scientific basis of fixed and removable prosthodontics;
  • develop your knowledge, skills and attitude to enable critical evaluation and problem solving for prosthodontic problems to allow you to practice independently at the appropriate level;
  • provide you with knowledge and clinical experience of fixed and removable prosthodontics 
  • ensure you are competent in the design and interpretation of original clinical research (including data collection and statistical analysis);
  • enable you to plan, implement and complete a research project showing initiative and responsibility.

Teaching and learning

Our teaching and learning methods are designed to encourage you to take responsibility for your own learning and to integrate work with formal educational activities.

You will learn through clinical and technical sessions, seminars, e-learning and lectures.

Find out more about postgraduate teaching and learning at Manchester .

Coursework and assessment

Research Methods

Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments.


Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments.

Specialist clinical component

You will be assessed via a variety of formative and summative methods. These include patient logs, submission of clinical and technical skills work, written assignments and structured essay papers, Multiple Short Answer (MSA), Single Best Answer (SBA) and Extended Matching Question (EMQ) papers, Objective Structured Long Examination Record (OSLER), mini-case write-ups and structured oral examinations.


You will also produce a dissertation between 10,000 and 15,000 words in length.

Course unit details

Specialist clinical component (90 credits)

Full-time students typically undertake up to five sessions per week over 45 weeks for the clinical component of the course (2-3 sessions per week for part-time students the each of the two years).

The specialist clinical component comprises six units:

  • Clinical and Technical Skills (15 credits)
  • Scientific Understanding of Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics I and II (15 credits each)
  • Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (15 credits) 
  • Reflective Prosthodontic Practice (15 credits)
  • Contemporary Prosthodontic Techniques (15 credits) 
  • Research Methods and Biostatistics (15 credits each)

Dissertation (60 credits)

The dissertation provides training in identification, formulation and implementation of a specific research project.

CPD opportunities

We will invite students to participate in a number of conferences. Some selected seminars will also provide you with CPD hours.

Career opportunities

Most graduates return to their practices. A smaller number go on to pursue further clinical training in fixed and removable prosthodontics or undertake higher research degrees (eg MPhil or PhD).

Visit the MSc Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics (Dental Specialities) page on the University of Manchester website for more details!




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