This is the home of the UK’s first online postgraduate degree in restorative and aesthetic dentistry.
Two of the UK’s most respected education and academic organisations have joined forces to provide an innovative, technology driven MSc in Restorative and Aesthetic Dentistry.
This programme brings together a high class international faculty for a modern and global classroom. It is more than just an online learning experience. Students will be able to communicate with a diverse multi-ethnic global community of peers with whom they will also share residential courses in fantastic settings.
The main aims of the course are to:
- To provide an innovative programme which enhances current knowledge and clinical skills in aesthetic restorative dentistry. - To present sound academic theory and high quality practical training in aesthetic concepts by world class mentors. - To provide students with the confidence and ability to enhance their current clinical practice by incorporating the latest advances in technology and research ensuring aesthetic, functional and long lasting restorative care. - To deliver learning using the latest technology enabling students to access the course regardless of place or time zone whilst maintaining their dental practices.
Methods of Study
Part-time Distance Learning - The majority of the learning resources will be online. The programme will combine interactive e-Learning, webinars, live learning and recorded lectures to create an integrated learning programme, using the best of new media and technology.
Ownership - The programme is designed to encourage the student to take responsibility for his/her own learning. The emphasis of the MSc is on a self-directed learning approach.
Residential - The type of teaching will be distance online self-directed learning. In addition, activities on this programme will be supplemented by attendance at three residential courses to complete the hands-on portion of the course.
Resources - Students will have access to The University of Manchester’s online library.
Methods of Assessment
- Assessments take the form of Short Answer Questions (SAQs), structure essays, clinical case reports and treatment planning exercises - Clinical details and photographic evidence of cases treated in practice form the basis of case reports - Structured essays and Short Answer Questions are posted online and students normally have two weeks to complete and submit - Single best answer and reflective questions are used throughout the units as a form of self-assessment
Candidates must be able to satisfy the general admissions criteria of the University and of the School in the following ways:
- Applicants must provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution. - Applicants must have at least two years’ experience in general professional practice. - Where the applicant’s first language is not English, they must produce a copy of either an IELTS certificate or a TOEFL certificate. Please submit your results/scores to us for review. - Two academic references – both must be signed, dated and on headed paper and both must be no more than twelve months old or they will not be accepted. - Copies (not originals) of degree certificates and official academic transcripts of previous study showing the subjects taken and grades obtained (If these are in a language other than English official translations must be provided).