Our MClinDent course has a large clinical component with clinically related sessions accounting for 60%. Specialists and consultants provide clinical teaching and supervision. This is supported by a comprehensive seminar programme.
You'll undertake restorative cases requiring both routine and complex treatments. This involves:
- treatment planning
- clinical procedures
- technical work
We provide an evidence base for restorative dentistry and opportunities for applied research. The research element of the course contributes to 40% of the final mark. You'll undertake a research project that contributes to the Centre of Oral Health Research (COHR) research profile. You'll also have the opportunity to work with internationally renowned researchers in the COHR.
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What you'll learn
The curriculum includes the following elements which run concurrently:
- fixed prosthodontics and conservation (including laboratory techniques)
- removable prosthodontics
- dental materials science
- interrelated subjects
- research dissertation (including a statistics course)
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.
Module information 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.
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.
Optional modules availability
Some course have optional modules. Student demand for optional modules may affect availability.
To find out more please see our terms and conditions.
How you'll learn
This is a full-time taught course. Part-time study is only available for those enrolled on a Northern Deanery specialist training programme (eg StR in Restorative Dentistry).
We deliver teaching through:
- laboratory courses
- clinical teaching
- research sessions
All teaching takes place during the day at our Newcastle campus. We make full use of our partnership with the NHS, involving:
- nursing staff
You'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Professional skills assessments
- Oral examination
- Oral presentation
- Written examination
The aim is to expose you to principles and practicalities of performing dental research. Projects range from:
- laboratory studies
- analysis of new data sets
- systematic reviews
- short-term clinical studies
Research projects are identified and allocated during the first term.
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
Clinical experience involves:
- clinical skills training (operative, prosthodontics, occlusion, implant dentistry, management of temporomandibular disorders)
- supervised patient treatment sessions
- diagnostic clinics
- laboratory work (including a laboratory course)
- observation of consultant led clinics
Students start patient treatment in the second term. This includes three treatment sessions per week and up to two diagnostic clinics.
There is continued exposure to diagnostic clinics and observation of consultants providing treatment. Clinical-related activity accounts for approximately 60% of scheduled time.
Our graduates have progressed to careers in:
- enhanced dental practice
- specialist practice
- restorative consultancy positions (in the UK and abroad)
- senior academic posts.
The course is highly regarded by our external examiners and by former students. Our students value and see the importance of engaging with like-minded and enthusiastic colleagues.
Our Careers Service
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2020 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
The School of Dental Sciences is modern, occupying a spacious, purpose-built facility. We enjoy well-equipped, light and airy clinics. You'll have access to our dental e-learning portfolio (identity).
We have a range of research laboratories and a clinical research facility. This enables us to offer clinical training/research opportunities of the highest international standard.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
For courses commencing from September 2021 and beyond, EU, other EEA and Swiss nationals will no longer be eligible for home fees or Student Finance England support.
If you are from the EU you will pay international tuition fees.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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- additional costs
- living costs
- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.
Qualifications from outside the UK
English Language requirements
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Applications for 2022/23
You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021
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