Postgraduate study

Prosthodontics DClinDent, MClinDent

Awards: DClinDent, MClinDent

Study modes: Full-time

Funding opportunities

Programme website: Prosthodontics

The DClinDent in Prosthodontics is a three-year, full-time programme which enables students to develop, consolidate and enhance their range of academic and clinical competencies to enable 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 Prosthodontics, Endodontics, Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry (in addition to other specialties and interdisciplinary services). This degree prides itself on small group teaching using modern pedagogical approaches and support

Successful completion of the DClinDent will stand students in good stead if considering applying to the Specialty Membership Examination in Prosthodontics administered by the Royal College of Surgeons.

The programme consists of 17 courses. All courses are compulsory, assessed and credit-bearing. Attendance is required on weekdays for 42 weeks each year. All students are required to successfully complete occupational health clearance to undergo exposure prone procedures prior to being allowed to treat patients.

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 students will be encouraged to demonstrate autonomy and responsibility of their own development. The syllabus of the degree covers the GDC curriculum in Prosthodontics.

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

Apply and demonstrate critical prosthodontic knowledge and skills beyond that gained from undergraduate and fundamental dental education and training.

Become self-sufficient in the application of prosthodontics (including fundamental endodontics, periodontics and interdisciplinary approaches) to follow a career within the discipline.

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, 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).
  • As a speciality dentist, specialist or consultant in secondary care.
  • Programme directors, lecturers and other roles within dental school infrastructure.

Candidates are strongly encouraged to confirm with the regulatory bodies of their country of origin as to how the DClinDent and MPros are recognised.

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

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

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

English language tests

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

  • IELTS Academic: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module)

  • TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)

  • PTE Academic: total 67 (at least 61 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)

  • CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module)

  • Trinity ISE: ISE III with a pass in all four components

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, PTE Academic or Trinity ISE, 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.

If you are not a national of a majority English speaking country, then your degree must be no more than three and a half years old at the beginning of your programme of study.*

(*Revised 08/11/2018 to provide more accurate information on English language qualifications expiry dates. Revised 08/05/2019 to provide more accurate/comprehensive information.)

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Tuition fee deposit

Successful applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £1,500 before an unconditional offer can be made. This will be offset against tuition fees upon entry to the programme.

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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, and your residency status. (Programmes studied on a part-time intermittent basis are not eligible.)

Other funding opportunities

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

Decisions on applications for entry in September 2019 will be made by Friday 29 March 2019.

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Further information

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