University of Plymouth- MSc Restorative Dental Science

This master's degree in Restorative Dental Science will help you perform advanced restorative treatments with increased skill and confidence.
  • University of Plymouth, England
  • 24995 £
  • 2 Years
  • Online
  • 25 September 2023

Course Information

This master's degree programme is delivered by the Peninsula Dental School for registered dental practitioners. The programme incorporates the mono-specialist disciplines of endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics, and implant dentistry. Peninsula Dental School has highest ranking among UK universities for dentistry according to Guardian University Guide, 2022.

Flexible study mode allows students to conduct studies and continue their clinical work.

Programme created by restorative dentistry specialists with vast experience in postgraduate education and assessment will teach you how to conduct complex restorative treatments that are underpinned by a strong evidence base. You will learn how to explore dental issues and procedures with increasing complexity, while learning how to perform them safely and with confidence, develop an in-depth understanding of your own work and how to critically evaluate your own decision making.


About the University / School

The University of Plymouth is an English public research university originally founded as the Plymouth School of Navigation back in 1862. With 18,410 students, it is the 57th largest in the United Kingdom by total number of students. Apart from programmes delivered in a traditional way-on campus, Plymouth offers 100% online programmes.

The University of Plymouth is more than an institution. It is a community of learners committed to building an environment that is conducive to growth, diversity, and intellectual exploration. The University of Plymouth advances knowledge and transforms lives through excellence in teaching and world-class research. With a network of 145,000 graduates globally and the status of UK’s top 25 for teaching quality, according to The Times and The Sunday Times 2021, Plymouth university distinguishes itself from many other academic institutions.


Learning format

The programme is divided into four modules (each one of 30 credits), followed by dissertation (60 credits), and delivered 100% online.

This hands-on course encourages to apply learning gained through attending seminars, tutorials and self-directed learning to your clinical work, throughout your studies.

Learning techniques depend on the academic subject matter, and include guided online collaborative discussions, online lectures and seminars, online critiques, tutorials, critical self-reflection and independent study.

Students are assessed based on ability to case assess, diagnose, create treatment plans and appropriately manage patients requiring restorative dentistry in the primary care setting. This will involve a variety of assessments, culminating in a final research dissertation. There are no exams. Theoretical understanding will be assessed by multiple choice questions. 

An important factor is the necessity to access to adult patients, requiring Restorative Dental care, throughout the course. These patients will need to consent to the use of anonymised images and radiographs of them being used by you, as part of your coursework

The course uses a mixture of assessment types which require access to patients, including:

-Case reports; detailed reports of one or more patients, including photographs and radiographs

-Reflective logbooks; a "diary" of clinical work, including short descriptions and a selection of photographs and radiographs.

It is important that you ensure that you retain access to patients for this purpose throughout the course, across the full range of restorative dentistry (periodontology, endodontics and prosthodontics) and that they consent to the use of their anonymised records for this purpose.


Entry requirements

To get accepted to this programme you need to meet certain entry criteria:

-should have a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) or equivalent

-have a GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths or English at C Grade or above

-industry experience - active practising dentistry is required

-English language requirements-if English isn’t your first language, you will need to meet an IELTS of 7 (with a minimum of 6.5 in each element) or equivalent in a secure English language test.

Apply before:

18 September 2023

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