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Restorative Dental Practice - MSc

Course Description

This flexible four-year Master’s programme enhances students’ ability to provide high-quality and comprehensive restorative management for the majority of patients.

Degree information

The programme aims to enhance students' knowledge of clinical applications of restorative dentistry, develop the skill of critical reading of published literature, and enhance research methodology and presentation skills.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation module (60 credits). There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-The Foundations of Restorative Dentistry
-The Restoration and Replacement of Teeth
-Advanced Restorative Dentistry I
-Advanced Restorative Dentistry II
-Extramural Patient Logbook I
-Extramural Patient Logbook II

Each student undertakes a research project culminating in a 10,000–12,000 word report and an oral examination. Other options include the writing up of a systematic/critical review of the literature or a critical appraisal of a comprehensive patient treatment case.

Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through seminars, lectures and practical sessions in state-of-the-art skills laboratories, providing a highly supportive learning experience.


Most graduates return to enhanced careers in general dental practice. A small number progress to full-time Master's programmes, sometimes with specialist training. One recent graduate progressed to a part-time PhD. Others develop a part-time career in teaching.

Graduates use the qualification to improve their prospects of moving to better dental practices, setting up their own dental practices, progressing to full-time Master's programmes and specialist training, progressing to PhD level, and developing careers in teaching.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme is taught by eminent specialists on the institute’s staff and complemented by respected visiting clinicians and teachers. Students benefit from first-class facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques.

Visit the Restorative Dental Practice - MSc page on the University College London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of one year experience post-qualification. Applicants must have full and current registration with the UK General Dental Council (or equivalent) and to be in practice with access to patients for the duration of the programme.

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