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Prosthodontics DClinDent, MClinDent

Awards: DClinDent, MClinDent

Study modes: Full-time

Funding opportunities

Programme website: Prosthodontics

We have access to a fantastic library, and we also have access at the hospital to a phantom head laboratory which makes use of modern technologies. This gives us the chance to rehearse and practice clinical techniques before we implement them in the clinic.

Stuart Campbell Prosthodontics student

Who is this programme for?

The DClinDent in Prosthodontics is a three-year, full-time programme which enables you to develop, consolidate and enhance your range of academic and clinical competencies. This enables independent and reflective practice at the standard of a specialist in Prosthodontics.

This degree builds on fundamental dental knowledge and is focused on advancing theoretical, research and clinical skills.

The DClinDent in Prosthodontics provides a great opportunity for self-motivated, determined and talented individuals to receive training by our team of specialists in (in addition to other specialties and interdisciplinary services):

  • Prosthodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Restorative Dentistry

This degree prides itself on small group teaching using modern pedagogical approaches and support.

Specialty Membership Examination in Prosthodontics

Successful completion of the DClinDent will be beneficial if you are considering applying to the Specialty Membership Examination in Prosthodontics administered by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Courses and attendance

The programme consists of 17 courses. All courses are compulsory, assessed and credit-bearing.

Attendance is required on weekdays for 42 weeks each year.

How will I learn?

Over the course of the programme, you will spend approximately 60% of your programme time on patient clinical care. The remaining time is spent on lectures, seminars and research projects.

Independent learning is an essential component of this programme and you will be encouraged to demonstrate autonomy and responsibility of your own development.

The syllabus of the degree covers the General Dental Council (GDC) curriculum in Prosthodontics.

Occupational health clearance

You are required to successfully complete occupational health clearance to undergo exposure prone procedures, prior to treating patients.

On completion of the DClinDent, you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • apply and demonstrate critical prosthodontic knowledge and skills beyond those gained from undergraduate and fundamental dental education and training

  • become self-sufficient in the application of prosthodontics, including fundamental endodontics, periodontics and interdisciplinary approaches

  • demonstrate autonomy in the application of research and evidence-based dentistry to support clinical activity

  • demonstrate patient management to the standard of a specialist, including laboratory work, and interdisciplinary planning and administration

Successful completion of the degree will prepare candidates with skills for potential careers in primary care, secondary care and/or academic teaching.

Examples of careers entered into by our past graduates include:

  • specialist practice (in the UK and overseas).
  • working as a speciality dentist, specialist or consultant in secondary care.
  • programme directors
  • lecturers
  • other roles within dental school infrastructure

We strongly encourage you to confirm how the DClinDent and MPros awards are recognised in your country. This can be confirmed through regulatory bodies in your country of origin.

These entry requirements are for the 2024/25 academic year and requirements for future academic years may differ. Entry requirements for the 2025/26 academic year will be published on 1 Oct 2024.

A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' post-qualification experience.

Students from China

This degree is Band D.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups

All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

Regardless of your nationality or country of residence, you must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests

We accept the following English language qualifications at the grades specified:

  • IELTS Academic: total 7.0 with at least 6.5 in each component. We do not accept IELTS One Skill Retake to meet our English language requirements.
  • TOEFL-iBT (including Home Edition): total 100 with at least 23 in each component. We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.
  • C1 Advanced (CAE) / C2 Proficiency (CPE): total 185 with at least 176 in each component.
  • Trinity ISE: ISE III with passes in all four components.
  • PTE Academic: total 70 with at least 62 in each component.

Your English language qualification must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the programme you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, Trinity ISE or PTE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.

Degrees taught and assessed in English

We also accept an undergraduate or postgraduate degree that has been taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country, as defined by UK Visas and Immigration:

We also accept a degree that has been taught and assessed in English from a university on our list of approved universities in non-majority English speaking countries (non-MESC).

If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than five years old* at the beginning of your programme of study. (*Revised 05 March 2024 to extend degree validity to five years.)

Find out more about our language requirements:


Successful applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit before an unconditional offer can be made.

  • £2,500 (this contributes towards your tuition fees)

Find out more about tuition fee deposits:

Tuition fee deposits can be paid using the University's online payment facility, ePay:

Living costs

You will be responsible for covering living costs for the duration of your studies.

Tuition fees

UK government postgraduate loans

If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments.

The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on:

  • your programme
  • the duration of your studies
  • your tuition fee status

Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.

Other funding opportunities

Search for scholarships and funding opportunities:

  • Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute
  • Lauriston Building
  • Lauriston Place
  • Central Campus
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9HA

Decisions will be made on applications by 29 March 2024.

All applicants should receive confirmation on the outcome of their applications in the following week.

Find out more about the general application process for postgraduate programmes:

Further information

  • Edinburgh Postgraduate Dental Institute
  • Lauriston Building
  • Lauriston Place
  • Central Campus
  • Edinburgh
  • EH3 9HA