Introduction to MSc in Restorative Dentistry
Study for a Masters in Restorative Dentistry
Welcome from the Programme Director
Please watch the video below which introduces you to online learning at the University of Edinburgh Medical School and the Edinburgh Dental Institute.
I hope you will join us
I know it can be difficult to choose a degree programme or even to decide whether masters level education is for you. General dentists often don't think there is a need to progress beyond a primary qualification, but this is increasingly not the case. Our programme is aimed at renewing your enthusiasm for dentistry, helping you interact with colleagues all over the world and hopefully helping you to enjoy studying again. The qualification you obtain will help to differentiate you from other general dentists and signal to the world that you are a forward thinking and highly motivated general dentist. I hope that we can offer enough information to help you make the decision to join us. Please don't hesitate to send us a message if you would like to ask a question.
General dental practice is where patients first access dental care and includes every discipline within dentistry. It is delivered throughout the world in small clinics sometimes with only one or two dentists supported by a team of dental care professionals. That sometimes means that we are isolated and lack contact with colleagues.
This Masters degree programme is aimed at all of those dentists, throughout the world, giving them a chance to learn together and improve the care they provide locally. By using online distance learning you can study for a University postgraduate qualification without leaving your clinic or your home environment.
We have revised our content to concentrate on restorative dentistry because it is difficult to cover the wider range of topics within the time constraints of a three year, part-time programme. Our content is still aimed at general dental practitioners and is regularly updated to stay relevant.
Please look at our course content page to see how we deliver the programme. There are exit points at the end of each year and also the possibility to register for CPD or PPD for individual courses.
Although the design is asynchronous to facilitate participation from different time zones, the timetable progresses in real time. There is a summer break and a winter break but otherwise participation is expected throughout the academic year.
This degree is part-time but please don't underestimate the time commitment. Students should expect to require 10 – 15 hours per week to fully participate. This includes time in your clinic recording cases and study time.
The full Masters degree takes three years to complete but it is possible to exit after one year and be awarded a postgraduate certiifcate, or after two years and receive a postgraduate diploma.
I hope this brief summary answers your questions but please explore our other pages to give you a complete picture of our degree programme.
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Listen to what our students think of the programme
- Video: MSc Restorative Dentistry
- MSc in Restorative Dentistry - Testimonials from our students