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.
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.
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). There are no optional modules for this programme.
Core 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
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.
The programme offers the intensive knowledge and clinical expertise necessary to practise periodontics at a specialist level.
Top career destinations for this degree: -Periodontist, NHS Eastman Dental Hospital -Dental Surgeon, Gental Dental Care -Dentist, Dental Specialist MK -Periodontist, The Birmingham Peridontal Implant Centre -Specialist in Periodontics, Self-Employed Periodontics Specialist
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 continued their career by following clinically related PhD programmes and have been appointed to academic positions in dental schools in the UK and overseas. A number of international graduates were 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.