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Course content

Course overview

  • Learn how to undertake implant surgery and prosthodontic reconstruction with predictable long-term success.
  • Gain practical experience through clinical attachments at private clinics alongside theoretical learning.
  • Go on a two-day trip to an implant company teaching centre in Sweden to learn from international experts.
  • Study at a university ranked 4th in the UK for dentistry (QS World University Rankings 2018).
  • Benefit from input from the Royal College of Surgeons and the Manchester Dental Education Centre.
  • Use our close links with the Cochrane Oral Health Group to conduct systematic reviews, literature reviews or small laboratory and clinical projects for your dissertation.


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

  • MSc (part-time)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £15,500
  • PGDip (part-time)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): Year 1 £15,500; Year 2 £9,300
  • PGCert (part-time)
  • UK/EU students (per annum): £15,500


Alumni Bursary

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.

Entry requirements

English language

Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

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: Listening18; 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.

Relevant work experience

You must have at least two years' recent experience of general professional practice and be currently working in practice in the UK, full or part-time, as patients will normally need to be brought in for treatment.

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.

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 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 of English Language certification if you are an EU applicant from a country not officially recognised as majority English-speaking.

EU students should upload a copy of your current valid passport showing the photograph page with your application. Evidence of citizenship of an EU country will be required for those claiming home student status.

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.

Teaching and learning

Learning on the MSc is via observation, seminars and hands-on experience, with contributors from the clinical specialities of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Restorative Dentistry so you can observe surgical and restorative stages.

You will complete five cases and go on surgical placements where you will receive one-to-one mentoring from an experienced implant surgeon.

You will also attend a two-day cadaver course run by the Royal College of Surgeons and local consultants, and travel to an implant company teaching centre in Sweden for two days to receive teaching from well-established international contributors. You will continue to attend several hands-on courses at MANDEC.

In Year 1, you are required to attend lectures and clinical attachments.

In Year 2, you are required to attend lectures and clinical attachments on a fortnightly basis.

Coursework and assessment

Assessment is via written exams, essays, case presentations and viva voce.

Unit assessment methods include:

  • Research Methods: two tutor-marked assignments and participation in specified online group activities;
  • Biostatistics: two tutor-marked assignments;
  • Dissertation: an independent research project with a written report of 10,000-15,000 words.

Course unit details

Year 1 course content

  • Implant Basic Sciences (15 credits)
  • Basic Implant Surgical and Restorative Techniques parts 1 and 2 (15 credits each)
  • Implant Treatment Planning (15 credits)

Completion of the first year provides the 60 credits needed for the Dental Implantology PGCert.

Year 2 course content

  • Advanced Implant Surgical and Restorative Techniques (15 credits)
  • Research Methods and Biostatistics (15 credits each)

Completion of Year 1 plus Research Methods and Advanced Implant Sciences provides the 120 credits needed for the Dental Implantology PGDip.

  • Research project and dissertation (60 credits) : For MSc students only. You will have a supervisor who will discuss the choice of research project and give advice and guidance throughout. Dissertation areas include the writing of a systematic review in any field of implant dentistry or lab-based research projects.

Completion of Years 1 and 2 provide the 180 credits needed for the Dental Implantology MSc.

Career opportunities

Several dentists who have completed this course have either contributed as lecturers or become mentors.

Visit the MSc/PGDip/PGCert Dental Implantology (Dental Specialties) page on the University of Manchester website for more details!




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