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MClinDent Advanced Dental Practice

Key facts

Start date September 2019

Duration/mode 36 months full time, 60 months part time

UK/EU fees £27,500 (total)

International fees £131,250 (total)

Entry requirements

Language requirements

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill


This full-time variant is open to international applicants only, as all clinical education is undertaken in the Leeds Dental Institute.

If you are an UK/EU national, this course is also offered as a flexible pathway providing state of the art learning opportunities to practitioners looking to enhance their skills in dentistry treatments. Please contact the School of Dentistry Admissions team to discuss this in more detail.

This unique course will advance your skills and clinical development in general dental practice providing core skills in oral health, patient challenges and dealing with complex dental cases. The course has a heavily clinically-based nature and is the only course in the UK that provides an integrated postgraduate clinical education.

The course has been designed in close collaboration with General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) to provide flexible, tailored support and will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills to provide more complex care for patients.

Aimed at experienced dental surgeons seeking personal, professional and clinical progression the course will develop your problem solving skills within a patient-focused clinical setting.

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Course content

The course includes:

  • content across the disciplines of General Dental Practice
  • high quality and supervised clinical practice
  • innovative Case-Based Learning materials
  • teaching in small groups
  • world-leading virtual experience in our clinical rehearsal suite
  • access to advanced haptic training simulations
  • teaching by tutors who understand the needs of general dental practitioners
  • mentoring from an experienced, practising general dental practitioner

Modules total 120 credits in each of the three years, of which 40-60 credits will be from clinical practice.

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 Advanced Dental Practice MClinDent Full Time in the course catalogue

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Advanced Dental Practice MClinDent Part Time in the course catalogue

Learning and teaching

Teaching will take place in small groups as a series of modules covering case based learning platforms and enhanced clinical education at the Leeds Dental Institute.

You will be taught by staff with a wealth of General Dental Practice experience. Learning will be tailored to General Dental Practitioners.

You will have access to our world-leading virtual learning platform which includes the use of one of the largest clinical rehearsal suites in Europe.


You will be assessed on your ability to apply your knowledge of advanced dental practice alongside competency of performing clinical procedures.

Assessment of professional standards is a key feature and includes the submission of a “living” portfolio covering a professional development plan, 360o feedback, results of patient surveys and personal reflection.

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Applying, fees and funding

Entry requirements

Primary Clinical Dental qualification that is acceptable to the University of Leeds: BDS, BChD or equivalent.

Three years’ full-time (or equivalent) post-graduation clinical experience in General Dental Practice.

Letter of recommendation from two registered, senior, dentally-qualified clinicians who are able to verify the details of the application.

The University of Leeds will undertake a Skype interview (criteria will be published) to validate this statement.

International qualifications

English language requirements

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

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks)

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

How to apply

Apply (Full time)
Apply (Part time)

This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

Application deadline: 29th June 2019
Late applications may be considered on an ad hoc basis.

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: £27,500 (total)
International fees: £131,250 (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

This unique course includes extensive clinical experience and assessment of skills and will support your clinical development to an advanced level. These higher level skills will be invaluable to future employers in your home country and will allow you to upskill in core competences in dentistry.

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