This is a full-time two year, or part-time three-year Master's programme comprising theoretical instruction, practical work and personal research.
The programme offers practical experience in advanced conservation, fixed (conventionally prepared and resin-retained designs) and removable prosthodontics, and implant-supported prostheses for single missing teeth, partial or completely edentulous cases, alongside an introduction to occlusal registration techniques and the range of diagnostic procedures required to ensure effective planning and design of oral reconstructions.
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. All modules are compulsory.
Year One consists of core modules (165 credits). Year Two consists of core modules (105 credits), and a dissertation (90 credits). Year Three (Speciality/Advanced Training only) is not credit-bearing. There are no optional modules for this programme.
Core modules -Interdisciplinary Aspects of Restorative Treatment -Principles of Treatment Core Module (Conservative Dentistry, Implant Dentistry, Prosthodontics) -Fundamentals of Fixed and Implant Prosthodontics -Fundamentals of Removable Prosthodontics -Prosthodontic Treatment Planning and Functional Occlusion -Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care I -Advanced Restorative Seminars - Clinical Log Book I and Case Reports I -Prosthodontic Operative Dentistry and Endodontics -Advanced Fixed, Removable, Implant and Maxillofacial Prosthodontics -Prosthodontic Clinical and Laboratory Care 2 -Prosthodontic Clinical Log Book and Case Reports 2 -Clinical Science and Research Methods
Dissertation/report All students undertake an independent research project in year two which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000–15,000 words.
Teaching and learning The programme is delivered through one-to-one clinical and laboratory instruction, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, individual work including a research project, self-directed learning and problem-based learning.
The majority of graduates continue their progression to specialist training in prosthodontics to gain entry to the prosthodontic specialist list.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The programme offers an intensive programme with a strong practical emphasis. Students benefit from first-class facilities which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, including practical classes in the operative technique laboratory. Approximately two-thirds of the programme is allocated to clinical and laboratory work for patients.