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MSc Paediatric Dentistry

Key facts

Start date September 2019

Duration/mode 24 months full time, 36 months part time

UK/EU fees £37,000 (total)

International fees £95,500 (total)

Entry requirements A bachelor degree in dentistry and professional experience.

Language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in each component


The Master of Science in Paediatric Dentistry is for dental graduates wanting to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia.

Paediatric dentistry encompasses many aspects of general dentistry and specialist skills in the care of infants, children and adolescents. The broad nature of the work requires a combination of medical, dental and communications skills.

As part of the clinical training, you will be treating patients in consultant, trauma and sedation clinics. You’ll treat a wide range of medically compromised children, which may require you to liaise with paediatric specialists and anaesthetists prior to treatment under general anaesthesia.

At the School of Dentistry we have an international reputation for our specialist areas of postgraduate study. As a result our Paediatric Dentistry postgraduate course attracts high-quality home and overseas applicants, including large numbers of non-publicly funded overseas students.

More information

The part-time course is open only to UK/EU applicants. International students should apply to the full-time course.

The School has some of the most up to date clinical and teaching facilities in the country and an excellent health sciences library. The dental hospital provides outstanding facilities for education and patient care.


The European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry (EAPD) aims to maintain and improve the quality of advanced education of Paediatric Dentistry in Europe. It has developed standards for educational instituitions to evaluate against. EAPD endorsement of this course testifies to the standard of training we provide.

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Course content

You’ll study modules totalling 240 credits. Modules cover paediatric-specific, general and research topics, reflecting the range of skills and knowledge the specialty demands.

If you study this course part-time, you will study fewer modules in each year.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Paediatric Dentistry MSc Full Time in the course catalogue

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Paediatric Dentistry MSc Part Time in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

The course is delivered as a series of modules containing a mix of clinics, lectures, seminars, workshops and practicals; complemented by e-learning and problem-based learning.

Learning on the course enables you to:
  • demonstrate in-depth and specialist knowledge of concepts and information, and master techniques relevant to clinical paediatric dentistry
  • exhibit a mastery in the exercise of generic dental and paediatrics-specific intellectual abilities
  • apply a comprehensive understanding of techniques to your research or advanced scholarship
  • proactively formulate, develop, implement and evaluate ideas and hypotheses
  • evaluate current issues, research and advanced scholarship in dentistry with emphasis on paediatric dentistry.


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Applying, fees and funding

Entry requirements

Recognised bachelor dentistry degree (BChD or BDS equivalent).

Postgraduate experience equivalent to at least two years full-time clinical practice for all new graduates, and at least 1 year immediately prior to the commencement of the course for graduates of 3 years or more.

Graduates seeking a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), to be eligible to register on the General Dental Council’s (GDC) Specialist Lists, must be accepted onto the course as a Specialist Registrar (StR) with an NTN (National Training Number). Providing all necessary requirements are met, they are then eligible to undertake training for the relevant Royal College Memberships.

English language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in each component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for the programme may be able to study an English for Academic Purposes pre-sessional course with a progression route to the degree programme. For information and entry requirements, read Pre-sessional programmes.


How to apply

The application deadline for September 2019 entry is Friday, 11 January 2019. After this date we will contact suitable applicants to arrange an interview via Skype.

Apply (Full time)
Apply (Part time)

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If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Admissions policy

Link to admissions policy document


UK/EU fees: £37,000 (total)
International fees: £95,500 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

You must pay a £1,500 deposit when you accept your offer to secure your place on the course.

Scholarships and financial support

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

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Career opportunities

Our graduates go on to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia.

Some graduates choose the path of academic research and subsequently undertake a PhD.

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