Paediatric Dentistry (Doctoral Degree)

Queen Mary, University of London the United Kingdom

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The award
Doctoral Degree

How long you will study
3 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 25400 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
GBP 44500 per year

All study options

About Paediatric Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London

This course is designed for graduates in dental surgery who wish to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry either in general dental practice, the hospital or community service or in a university setting. The clinical specialty of paediatric dentistry has been recognised in the UK through the publication of the Chief Dental Officer`s Report on specialist training. The course can contribute the first two years of a specialist training programme in paediatric dentistry. However, only applicants who meet the requirements of the Joint Committee for Specialist Training in Dentistry (JCTSD) will be considered for the three-year programme. Transfer from the two-year to the three-year programme will not be possible after the course commences.Course contentThis programme includes extensive clinical training (60 per cent), formal teaching (25 per cent) and a supervised research project (15 per cent). The full programme includes 11 modules. These are: Foundation Course and Operative Dentistry Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Growth and Development Prevention of Caries and Periodontal Disease Patient Management Dental Traumatology Children with Special Needs Oral Medicine/Oral Surgery Clinical Dentistry Research Revision. You will undertake the care of children and adolescent patients to gain experience and prepare for your case presentations in the final examination. Participation in clinics held in the hospital departments of paediatrics and haematology, such as cleft palate, and developmental disorders, is an important feature of the course.AssessmentYou will be assessed through two written papers and the submission of an original research project. There is also an oral examination and clinical assessments involving case presentations and a practical.Entry requirementsYou will need a primary qualification in dental surgery and satisfactory completion of two years` professional experience. For students whose first language is not English an IELTS band score of 7.0, a TOEFL score of at least 610 or an equivalent alternative qualification is required. The course is recognised by the relevant UK Specialist Advisory Committee as forming part of training leading to the award of a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST). All candidates wishing to train on a programme leading to CCST must be eligible for registration with the General Dental Council and hold MFDS. Where equivalent qualifications or experience are being offered, it is essential that the candidate provides written confirmation from the Royal College and attaches this to their application. Applicants who do not provide this confirmation will not be put forward for short listing. Appointment to a programme leading to CCST must be by competitive entry, subject to the ratification of the Dean of Postgraduate Dentistry.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardDoctoral DegreeHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 25400 per yearInternational course feesGBP 44500 per year

Notes about fees for this course

There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Entry requirements

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

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