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Postgraduate taught courses

From specialist clinical training to courses designed for working dentists, King’s offers a range of high intensity programmes to take students to the forefront of their field.

As a global centre of excellence for education, research and clinical care, our postgraduate programmes combine evidence-based teaching and learning, sophisticated patient care planning and research methodology.

Each postgraduate taught course is led by two academic staff, experts in their fields, and supported by the faculty professional services Education team. Dr Mark Ide and Dr Mark Packer are joint Associate Deans for Postgraduate Taught Studies and, alongside their clinical teaching and leadership roles, work to ensure student satisfaction and wellbeing.

Whether it's to become expert in your field, improve your clinical skills and knowledge, or pursue your research interests, King’s enables you to advance in a way that fits in with your professional commitments with a wide portfolio of full-time, part-time and distance learning courses.

Duration Three years, flexible learning, January start.

Our Advanced Minimum Intervention Dentistry MSc is delivered online with face-to-face training blocks. The course provides a profitable clinical and business approach to tooth preserving caries management in dental practice. Designed for dentists and/or DCPs to develop and enhance preventive and tooth-preserving operative, patient and clinical practice management skills.

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Duration Three years, flexible learning, January start.

Our Aesthetic Dentistry MSc is delivered online with face-to-face training blocks. This innovative course will give you the skills and knowledge to provide high quality functional dental restorations with optimal aesthetic value. We focus on training you to provide dental care where there is a clinical need to restore oral health and function, and also cover cosmetic and facial techniques.

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Duration Nine months, January to September. (clinical attendance is part-time - one day per week, January to June, alongside self-directed study)

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation for Dentistry provides enhanced understanding of the processes involved in conscious sedation through knowledge of the basic sciences. The course provides a high level of clinical experience in treating patients under sedation in supervised sessions. Students attend clinical sessions one day per week (January to June) plus seven study days at Guy's Hospital.

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Duration Nine months, flexible learning - January to September

Our Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Cone Beam CT Radiological Interpretation is delivered online with a block of face-to-face training and study days. The course trains dentists to use CBCT imaging appropriately to help diagnose clinical problems of the dento-alveolar areas of the jaws, correctly interpret the radiological signs and write structured radiological reports.

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Duration One year, five days per week, September to September.

Our Dental Public Health MSc challenges you to think critically about oral health at population level. Subjects covered include the philosophy and principles of dental public health; the major health problems of a community (and their determinants); the organisation and delivery of oral health services; research methods, epidemiology and statistics; methods of control and prevention of oral and dental diseases; planning and evaluation for oral health; and social and behavioural sciences as applied to dentistry.

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Duration Three years, flexible learning, January start

Our Endodontics MSc is delivered online with face-to-face training blocks. It is designed to give you the skills to confidently manage more complex and demanding cases. We provide the latest evidence-based knowledge enabling you to successfully integrate endodontic therapy with other aspects of restorative dentistry, and learn research methodology. This course is mostly delivered online, so you can study anywhere in the world with minimum disruption to your professional and personal life while benefitting from world-class teaching.

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Duration Two years part-time, April to March

Our Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontics develops the technical, diagnostic and treatment planning skills necessary to practice modern clinical endodontics, for both newly qualified dentists and experienced practitioners. The part-time course includes hands-on patient treatment sessions under close supervision and laboratory sessions.

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Duration Four years at three days per week (UK/EU students) or three years at five days per week (Overseas students)

The Endodontology MClinDent has formal recognition for UK specialist training and provides extensive contemporary knowledge, enabling students to attain clinical proficiency to specialist level, to relate endodontic care to other aspects of restorative dentistry, and to learn research methodology.

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Duration Four years, flexible learning, January start. Face-to-face training blocks in London or Dubai.

Our Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics MClinDent is delivered online with face-to-face training blocks. This comprehensive restorative dentistry course focusing on fixed and removable prosthodontics, designed to advance skills in complex multi-disciplinary dental problems.

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Duration Two years, September start.

Our Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology MSc provides training to a specialist level for dental technicians, maxillofacial prosthetists and dentists.Students are exposed to multiple teaching styles which include consultant-led clinics, chair-side guidance, small group work and close mentoring, with emphasis on the importance of evidence base in the literature. Instruction is consistent with the demands of the IMPT Curriculum for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and recognises how this interrelates with other rehabilitation skills.Intake to this course takes place every two years. The next intake will be in September 2020 and applications will be accepted from 1 October 2019.

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Duration Three years, flexible learning, January start.

Our Maxillofacial Prosthetic Rehabilitation MSc has been designed for maxillofacial prosthetists, technologists and prosthodontists to learn to use cutting-edge digital technology for intra and extra-oral prosthetic facial rehabilitation in clinical practice. The course is delivered online with face-to-face teaching blocks.

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Duration 1 year

Our Microbiome in Health & Disease MSc is for students with biological, mathematical or computational backgrounds, providing a deep understanding of microbial communities and their impact on host health and disease. You'll gain experience of both computational and experimental techniques from molecular detection to multi omics data analysis and learn about the latest clinical applications of the microbiome in healthcare.

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Duration Two years, April to March

Designed to enhance the operative skills of newly-qualified dentists, as well as experienced practitioners, the Postgraduate Diploma includes hands-on sessions, supervised clinical treatment, workshops and seminars. Students develop the technical, diagnostic and treatment planning skills necessary to practice modern clinical operative dentistry and attend approximately 44 days over two years at King's College Hospital.

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Duration Three years

Our Orthodontics MSc provides academic, practical and clinical teaching in modern orthodontics including normal development and growth of the craniofacial region, development of the dentition, orthodontic tooth movement, treatment planning, management of malocclusion, contemporary appliance systems and treatment mechanics. UK/EU candidates are required to apply for orthodontic training posts through Health Education England via the national recruitment process.

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Duration Three years

Our Orthodontics MSc (joint degree with the University of Malta) provides academic, practical and clinical teaching in modern orthodontics including normal development and growth of the craniofacial region, development of the dentition, orthodontic tooth movement, treatment planning, management of malocclusion, contemporary appliance systems and treatment mechanics. Students on this course will spend the majority of their time in Malta receiving training at a modern clinical facility, whilst following an integrated educational programme that follows the framework of Orthodontics postgraduate specialist training at King's College London. This course is solely open to international students.

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Duration Two years, five days per week, September to September.

Our Paediatric Dentistry MSc offers you teaching in all aspects of paediatric dentistry, including a hands-on laboratory module in operative dentistry for children. Our course includes diagnosis, treatment planning and delivery of care requiring non-pharmacological behaviour management strategies and for those requiring oral rehabilitation under sedation or general anaesthesia.

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Duration Four years at three days per week (UK/EU students) or three years at five days per week (Overseas students)

Our Periodontology MClinDent has formal recognition for UK specialist training and combines academic study, clinical skills training and research and offers exceptional, innovative teaching. A wealth of academic expertise will give you a thorough practical education in advanced clinical periodontology, including aesthetics, implants and contemporary surgical methods.

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Duration Four years at three days per week (UK/EU students) or three years at five days per week (Overseas students)

Our Prosthodontics MClinDent has formal recognition for UK specialist training and provides comprehensive exposure to planning care with experienced consultant-led teaching for fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics. With clinical attendance every day and exposure to patients at least 60% of the week, your experience will typically include up to 40 crowns, 20+ conventional dentures and 20 implant supported restorations.

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Duration One year, September to September

Our Regenerative Dentistry MSc offers you academic, practical and research teaching in the very latest developments in regenerative dentistry. Whether you are a dentist or a biological scientist, this course will enable you to learn more about advances in cell and molecule-based dentistry and gain experience in laboratory-based, cutting-edge research in dental stem cell biology.

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Duration Two years, three days per week, September to September.

Our Special Care Dentistry MSc will give you a theoretical foundation in the subject and develop your clinical skills so that you can help patients who need special care including patients with special educational needs, disabilities and genetic conditions. We put particular emphasis on the use of behaviour management techniques, analgesia, sedation and general anaesthesia.

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Duration One year, September to September

Our multidisciplinary Tissue Engineering & Innovation Technology MRes offers you the opportunity to undertake research in a rapidly evolving field of regenerative medicine where improved patient outcomes come from new developments in orthopaedics, bone substitutes, 3D printing for customized implants and prostheses, dental restoratives and drug delivery. Our research addresses fundamental challenges in biomedicine and dentistry, and aims to create a step-change in the way biological systems are deciphered that goes well beyond current state of the art. You will work with academics directing a wide range of cutting-edge research projects, with emphasis on turning early-stage innovations into new health products.

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