Clin Implant Dentistry PGDip

Clinical Implant Dentistry PGDip

Part time: 18 months


Our course will suit dentists with little or no implant dentistry experience. You will develop the skills to plan, treat and maintain implant cases. We provide the patients you treat on the course. The course satisfies the requirements of UK Training Standards in Implant Dentistry.

Your course during COVID-19

Whilst things will not be the same when you join us in September, this course page is intended to give you insight into what to expect from your course and your learning experience for the duration of your degree.

We have updated all course information where there are specific changes in the first semester.


Most of our student services are now available online. As COVID-19 restrictions lift, we'll be opening up our on-campus facilities as soon as it is safe to do so, so that you can get the best out of your studies.

Your learning experience

Your teaching will be a mixture of online and in-person on-campus teaching. In semester one, as a result of physical distancing requirements, all lecture materials will be delivered online along with many tutorials, workshops and labs.

Our aim, if Government guidance allows us, is to deliver up to three hours of labs, seminars and tutorial teaching in-person on campus where this is possible and safe to do so. We'll review this regularly and plan to return to full in-person, on-campus teaching in semester two if restrictions allow.

If you’re studying for an MRes, MMus or MLitt programme, the number of hours may vary from this. For more information, please contact your supervisor or academic school.


In semester one, we will not be running face-to-face, on-campus examinations. We will instead use different approaches to assessment. These will test and support your learning.

Field trips

We will be running some but not all of our planned field trips. Some of those that do run, will be run virtually. For those that do not run, we will be offering alternative learning activities. These learning activities will give you the opportunity to achieve the same learning.

Work placements

There may be some restrictions on work placement opportunities. 

Further information

Our COVID-19 Study page gives more information about your Newcastle University 2020 study experience.

Terms and conditions and student complaints

The University has terms and conditions which create a positive environment for learning and academic achievement.

Given the changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the commitments outlined are subject to the guidelines that may be in place at the time.

About this course

You will develop your intellectual skills through:

  • case study analysis
  • problem-based learning
  • open discussion
  • self-evaluation

You will develop your practical clinical skills through:

  • one-to-one clinical coaching
  • supervised clinical work carried out on patients

You will also gain experience in:

  • minimal trauma extractions
  • guided bone regeneration
  • designing long-term maintenance plans
  • how to establish implant dentistry into the practice setting

The course satisfies the requirements of the Training Standards in Implant Dentistry. This is endorsed by the General Dental Council (UK) at the level of 'straightforward placement of implants'. It also provides good preparation for dentists planning to sit the Diploma in Implant Dentistry,  offered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Quality and Ranking

We rank in the top 50 for Dentistry - QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020


The course is part time over 18 months (approximately one full day per fortnight contact time, total approximately 40 days).  We deliver the course through a combination of:

  • seminars
  • distance learning
  • skills training workshops using plastic, animal and human cadaver materials
  • one-to-one teaching whilst treating patients

We select patients for planning, surgery and restoration of dental implants. As far as possible, you will see the same patients through their whole course of treatment.

Attendance of an accompanying nurse (who will be awarded CPD) is an option at no extra charge. Nurses receive broad instruction in surgical and restorative implant procedures. They will also become familiar with implant product handling.

We run the course in partnership with Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. The vast majority of the course takes place at the School of Dental Sciences and Dental Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Clinical training utilises dental implants supplied by Nobel Biocare.


We provide professional development in an area not taught in detail at undergraduate level. We have had students start this course with no previous experience of implant dentistry. They have then progressed to carry out implant surgery and restoration in their own dental practices.


The course director is Mr Francis Nohl, Consultant in Restorative Dentistry. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer and Specialist in Restorative Dentistry and Prosthodontics. Francis has over 20 years of experience of the surgical and prosthodontic aspects of implant dentistry.

The course is also supported by a motivated team of:

  • clinical and academic specialists
  • nurses
  • dental technicians
  • administrative staff

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All related programmes


You will study modules on this course. A module is a unit of a course with its own approved aims and outcomes and assessment methods.

Modules for 2020 entry

Module changes

Course content changes 

The information above is intended to provide an example of what you will study.

Our teaching is informed by research. Course content changes periodically to reflect developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Optional module availability

Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.

Full details of the modules on offer will be published through the Programme Regulations and Specifications ahead of each academic year. This usually happens in May.

To find out more please see our terms and conditions.

Fees & Funding

2020-2021 fees

The fees displayed here are per course. If your studies last longer than a year your fee maybe subjected to an annual inflationary increase.

UK/EU and International

£25,500 (January 2021). 

You can choose to pay in instalments, contact the School of Dental Sciences for further information.

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2020 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

You must have a primary dental qualification recognised by the General Dental Council (UK). You must have completed this at least two years before starting the course. You must be fully registered with the General Dental Council (UK) by the time the course starts.  If your application is shortlisted you will be invited to attend an interview.

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

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English Language Requirements

Select an English language test from the list to view our English language entry requirements.

Please email us at for further information.

Pre-sessional English Language courses are not accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

How to Apply

You apply online, track your application and contact the admissions team via our applicant portal. Our step by step guide can help you on your way.

Start dates

Our next course starts on:

  • 19 March 2021 - application deadline, 30 November 2020


You will need to pay a £5500 deposit within 4 weeks of the date of the conditional offer letter. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.


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School of Dental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7631

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