Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

This programme orientates internationally qualified dental graduates to that of a UK dental practitioner by providing a comprehensive grounding in six key training areas: basic sciences and their application to modern day dental practice, applied principles of clinical dentistry, clinical skills, communication skills, professionalism, management and leadership.

Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of: Relevant basic sciences including anatomy, physiology, immunology, microbiology and molecular biology with respect to health and how these are altered in disease states; Patho-physiological and anatomical basis for clinical signs of oral and craniofacial health and disease; Relationships between dental disease, population risk factors and the preventative measures. And integrate this knowledge to dental areas through discussions in: Basic and clinical science associated with pharmacology and therapeutics used in dentistry; The science underpinning the key properties of dental materials and evaluate their clinical applications.

Students' clinical skills will be augmented through practical, laboratory based sessions using typodont teeth set in a manikin head. Operative skills will be taught to ensure students can undertake skilled, competent and safe dental procedures including: cavity design, extra-coronal restorations and non-surgical endodontic treatment. Simulated clinical techniques will be undertaken and the student will be introduced to decision making processes leading to tooth loss and replacement and execution of appropriate operative techniques for all stages of planned prosthodontic treatment (excluding bridges and implants) in conjunction, as necessary, with other specialists and technicians.

The research component consists of a structured literature review and clinical audit report. Students will acquire knowledge and understanding of: Critical appraisal and analysis of scientific and clinical literature; How clinical audit identifies problems in clinical service and helps formulate solutions; Appropriate tools for searching the literature (search engines, web-based libraries, electronic documents). Students will develop the analytical skills to be able to: Critically appraise, analyse and evaluate scientific papers and clinical literature applying the principles of evidence based dentistry; Evaluate evidence of the latest developments in Dentistry.

Students will prepare and continuously update a Professional Development Portfolio for gathering evidence on lectures, tutorials, clinics, self-study and self-reflection sessions. They will be continuously assessed through written multiple-choice papers in single-best answer (SBA) and extended matching questions (EMQ) format. Students final examination will include two written papers, an OSCE and SCR exam as well as an evidence based clinical case report, a dissertation and presentation on their clinical audit project.

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £23,750 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £23,750 European Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £34,860 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Applicants need to have a recognised UK dental degree.  Overseas degrees in Dentistry will be considered provided they are equivalent to UK 2.1 degree.  Applicants also should have 12 months of post-qualification experience.
  • International entry requirements: The minimum English Language Requirements for entry to Taught Postgraduate degree programmes within the Institute of Dentistry are: IELTS: 7.0 overall including 6.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; TOEFL: 100 overall including 24 in Writing, 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking; PTE Academic: 68 overall including 62 in Writing, and 51 in Reading, Listening and Speaking; C2 Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, listening and Speaking; C1 Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 185 overall including 176 in Writing, and 162 in Reading, Listening and Speaking.
  • IELTS score: 7