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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full time: 3 years

  • Course Type

    Other

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    17 January 2019

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This full-time, three-year Master's programme provides intensive knowledge of the basic principles of periodontal diseases, the management of advanced periodontal cases and the surgical components of implant dentistry.

About this degree

The programme offers students the ability to assess and manage the periodontal needs of a patient and to become competent in the presentation, diagnosis and management of all known diseases and disorders of the periodontium.

Students undertake modules to the value of 540 credits. The current structure of modules is under review and may be updated in February 2018.

Year one consists of core modules (180 credits). Year two consists of core modules (180 credits). Year three consists of core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits).

Compulsory modules

  • Principles of Non-Surgical Treatment
  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Scientific Basis of Periodontology
  • Periodontal Therapy 1: Non-Surgical and Basic Surgical Therapy
  • Periodontal Clinical Care 1
  • Investigation Leading to MClinDent in Periodontology Dissertation 1
  • Periodontal Therapy 2: Advanced Periodontal Therapy (b)
  • Periodontal Clinical Care 2
  • Periodontal Clinical Care 3
  • Investigation Leading to MClinDent in Periodontology Dissertation 2
  • Periodontal Therapy 3: Implants and Restorative Dentistry
  • Periodontal Clinical Care 4

Optional modules

There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

Each student undertakes an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000–15,000 words.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through seminars, tutorials, individual and small-group teaching, self-directed learning, and practical clinical and experiential learning; with maximum exposure to clinical methodologies and management of patients with periodontal diseases.

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.

Funding

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Careers

The programme offers the intensive knowledge and clinical expertise necessary to practise periodontics at a specialist level.

Employability

Following completion of the programme, graduates have joined or started dental practices in the UK, EU and overseas working in the field of periodontics and implant dentistry. Some graduates have followed clinically related PhD programmes and have been appointed to academic positions in dental schools in the UK and overseas. A number of international graduates have been appointed to prestigious governmental positions in their countries.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Students benefit from first-class facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques as well as internationally renowned speakers and honorary staff members.

Accreditation:

The MClinDent has been an accredited postgraduate training programme from the European Federation of Periodontology (EFP) for more than 15 years.

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Applications

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.

There is an application processing fee for Eastman Dental Institute programmes of £110 for online applications and £135 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.

Nb. Until recently, in addition to submitting an application to UCL Eastman, applicants for the Specialty Training programmes in Endodontology, Periodontology and Prosthodontics also used to have to make a separate and parallel application to Health Education England (HEE). For these programmes, this is no longer the case.

Who can apply?

The programme is suitable for dental practitioners who want to develop the intensive knowledge and clinical skills necessary to specialise in periodontics and surgical elements of implant dentistry, for further training, research, or a career in this field.

Application deadlines

7 January 2019

UK/EU Specialty Training applicants should submit applications to UCL Eastman Dental Institute (for the full-time MClinDent programme) through UCL's online application system.

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:

  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • why you want to study periodontology at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets your needs.

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.


Visit the Periodontology MClinDent page on the University College London website for more details!

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