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.
The Leeds School of Dentistry has an international reputation in the specialist areas of postgraduate study. Its Paediatric Dentistry postgraduate programmes attract high-quality home and overseas applicants, including large numbers of non-publicly funded overseas students.
The part-time programme is open only to UK/EU applicants. International students should apply to the full-time programme.
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 programme testifies to the standard of training we provide.
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 programme part time you will study fewer modules in each year.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
- Introduction to Research Methodology and Ethics 10 credits
- Medical Emergencies 10 credits
- Dental Radiology 10 credits
- Paediatric Dentistry I 60 credits
- Service Related Research 10 credits
- Researched Case Studies 10 credits
- Research Project 40 credits
- Paedodontics VI (Clinical cases) 20 credits
- Paediatric Dentistry 2 50 credits
For more information on typical modules, read Paediatric Dentistry MSc Full Time in the course catalogue
For more information on typical modules, read Paediatric Dentistry MSc Part Time in the course catalogue
Learning and teaching
The programme 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 programme 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.
Modules are assessed on completion, with three-hour written examinations. There are six questions for each module exam assessment, which are all compulsory. Question 1 is allocated 25% and questions 2-6 are allocated 15% each.
Applying, fees and funding
Recognised bachelor dentistry degree (BChD or BDS equivalent).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 programme 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.
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.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Dentistry Taught Postgraduate admissions team.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any 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
For September 2018 entry, please submit your application by 6 January 2018.
- 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.
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.
School of Dentistry taught postgraduate admissions policy
UK/EU: £35,000 (total)
International: £90,000 (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 programme.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs
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.
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.