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Endodontics MSc

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Our Endodontics MSc is designed to give you the skills to successfully and confidently manage more complex and demanding endodontic cases. We will provide the latest evidence based knowledge in endodontology 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.

The course information sheet is a printable version of the information on this web page, which you can download here.

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Key benefits

  • Internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research in dentistry.
  • Pioneers of distance learning in dentistry with over 20 years’ experience.
  • Intensive face-to-face residential blocks to learn and practice contemporary clinical techniques at world-class training facilities.
  • Course material delivered by a team of highly experienced clinical tutors and academics, many of whom are world-leaders in their field.
  • Multi-authored online course text material supported by extensive references and access to institutional library facilities.
  • Online support through regular webinars and tutorials presented by core staff and expert tutors.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration Three years, flexible learning, January start

Study mode Distance Learning

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course leaders

Dr Federico Foschi

Further details

Course contact for further information

Postgraduate Distance Learning:
tel: +44 (0)20 7188 6444

Course contact email:
distancedentistry@kcl.ac.uk

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Dental Institute

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Course detail

Description

This is a three-year course leading to an MSc in Endodontics. You will study the scientific basis of endodontology, diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with complex endodontic problems, and clinical treatment of patients with endodontic and other restorative problems. You will also study and develop research methodology skills to enable you to undertake a research project and further your expertise. We will train you with the latest evidence-based knowledge in endodontology and enable you to successfully integrate endodontic therapy with the other aspects of restorative dentistry.

Our course director, Dr Federico Foschi, has helped many dental graduates, both nationally and internationally, to achieve their postgraduate goals, broaden their horizons and confidently manage more complex and demanding endodontic cases.

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Please note - The provision of any clinical opinions, treatment planning, treatment plans and/or any advice in relation to care of individual patients will not be provided by the teachers and staff of the course. Patient treatment and care is the sole responsibility of the treating clinician. Advice regarding the suitability of a clinical case for submission for the clinical module can be given at the tutor’s discretion.

Intensive face-to-face training blocks

Delivered primarily online, the course also provides 14 days of intensive teaching and practical training in London. Our expert tutors will give you guidance on complex dental procedures at our specialist postgraduate teaching centre, LonDEC, situated at our Waterloo Campus, which offers state-of-the-art dental training facilities. These blocks are an invaluable way to consolidate learning and progress to the final year.

Teaching

You will be taught mostly online through King’s E-learning and Teaching Service (KEATS) which provides information, interactive questions, assignments, use of bibliographic databases and reading material. Our students participate in online tutorials and discussion groups, interacting with expert tutors and their fellow students. Face-to-face lectures and hands-on training take place in blocks in the first two years. Students are required to undertake and build a reflective log of clinical work in their own general practice.

The following table will give you an idea of what a typical year might look like as you progress through your studies. Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work. 

 Online lectures, seminars
and tutor feedback (hours) 
Self-study, practice and
assignments (hours) 
Face-to-face training and
lectures (hours)  
Year 1   15-20 400-500 36
Year 2   15-20 400-500 42 
Year 3   10-20 400-500

 

Students should note that the course does not prepare candidates for the RCS MEndo examinations or represent a pathway to registration with the GDC (UK) as an Endodontic specialist.

Course format and assessment

60% of each module will be assessed through exams and 40% through assignments, with the exception of the Operative Procedures module and the Endodontic Retreatment/Surgery & Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth module which will be assessed through clinical portfolios, and your final project, which will be assessed by a 10,000-word written report.

You can take your exams in London or, for overseas students, at centres in your country of residence.

Structure

Year 1

Required Modules
  • Clinical Skills (20 credits)
  • Anatomy of Pulpal Dentinal Complex & Periodontium (20 credits)
  • Research Methods (20 credits)
  • Face-to-face training block

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.

Optional Modules

Year 2

Required Modules
  • Pulpal & Periapical Inflammation (20 credits)
  • Diagnostic Procedures (20 credits)
  • Operative Procedures (20 credits)
  • Face-to-face training block

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.

Optional Modules

Year 3

Required Modules
  • Endodontic Retreatment/Surgery & Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth (20 credits)
  • Project (40 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. Please check here for updates, or contact the department for further advice.

Optional Modules

Entry requirements & how to apply

Entry requirements
Minimum UK requirements  

 

A dental qualification acceptable to the College with employment as a dentist in a dental practice, dental school, hospital, or community dental services environment.

 

International requirements   Visit our admissions webpages to view our International entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.
Other requirements  

Access to facilities and equipment

  • Adequate clinical facilities and access to patients requiring treatment relevant to your subject area.

  • Approved video equipment, as part of the monitoring process (advice on this will be given in the first intensive face-to-face teaching block).

Other requirements:

  • USB headset with a microphone (or separate headphones and microphone).

  • Webcam.

  • Internet connection - broadband is preferable. Ideally with minimum speeds of 2Mbps down and 3Mbps up.

  • A wired internet connection is preferable, so if you have wireless internet access, you may need to be able to connect your computer by cable to maintain a high-quality connection during tutorials.

  • Javascript must be enabled.

  • Cookies must be enabled.

  • Popup windows must be enabled.

 

Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £55 applies.

To apply for most of our postgraduate programmes at King's you will need to complete our postgraduate online application form. A minority of programmes have a different application procedure which will be outlined below. Applying online makes applying easier and quicker for you, and means we can receive your application faster and more securely.

King's does not normally accept paper copies of the postgraduate application form as applications must be made online. However, if you are unable to access the online postgraduate application form, please contact the relevant admissions/School Office at King's for advice.

If you have already applied to King's through our online application form you can check the status of your application by logging into myApplication.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

Completed applications (consisting of an online application form, both references, transcripts of previous qualifications and evidence of English Language score where required) will be considered on a "first come first served" basis according to the date of completion of the application. Early applications are strongly advised.

The initial decision will be to either confirm the offer of a place without an interview, invite you for an interview, hold your application for further consideration following the official closing date for applications, or to reject the application.

You should be expect to receive this initial decision within six weeks of the date of completion of the completed application, although this may be slightly longer at peak periods near to the closing date. Applicants who are offered a place will have to provide original documentary evidence of their previous qualifications, and pay a non-refundable deposit, before access to the online virtual learning environment will be given at the start of your course.

Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Document checklist
Personal statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required. You should describe how the degree will fit into your career plan and demonstrate a focused interest in the programme. You should also confirm that you have read and can comply with the computing specification required to commence the programme, which can be viewed in the entry requirements section, and provide details of your access to: adequate clinical facilities and an appropriate selection of patients; approved video equipment, as part of the monitoring process (advice on this will be given in the first intensive face-to-face course); an appropriate dental library.
Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
 References Yes Two references are required with at least one academic. Professional references will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Optional You may also wish to include a CV (Resume) or evidence of professional registration as part of your application

 

Application closing date

The deadline for applications is 28 September 2018 for January 2019 entry. Please note that funding deadlines may be earlier.

Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

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Fees and funding

  • Full time UK fees: Part time tuition fees apply - see below
  • Full time overseas fees: Part time tuition fees apply - see below
  • Part time UK fees: £11,550 p.a. (2018/19)*
  • Part time overseas fees: £11,550 p.a. (2018/19)*

Please note: Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

*These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The deposit is £1,000 – Home/EU and Overseas (2018/19)

If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Travel, accommodation and subsistence for the face-to-face training blocks in London during years 1 and 2
  • Internet access
  • Computer equipment detailed above
  • Photography equipment (to be discussed further at enrolment)
  • A digital camera with a macro lens and ring flash
  • SD card
  • Retractors and mirrors
  • Photo editing software
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course materials
  • Society membership fees 
  • Conference attendance (optional)
  • Stationery 
  • Binding for logbooks/dissertations
  • Blank cds/usb sticks for submitting clinical cases
  • Postage for mailing assignments/clinical work to London
  • Examination fees (if not taken at venue in London)
  • Graduation costs

Students will also be expected to bear any costs relating to providing clinical treatment for the clinical cases required for the programme. Access to reasonable and compliant equipment and materials will be expected.

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

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