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Endodontology MClinDent

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Our Endodontology MClinDent combines academic study, clinical skills training and research. You will study a range of subjects including the pathology of apical periodontitis and strategies to manage it effectively. We will develop your understanding and analysis of the research bases for clinical care and provide you with opportunities to interact with other graduate students specialising in prosthodontics and periodontology.


Key benefits

  • Recognised for UK specialist training.

  • Preparation for the MRD RCS Edinburgh assessment, or equivalent mono-specialty membership examination.
  • Strong links with other restorative specialties.


Key information

Application status Closed

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

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 360/ECTS 180

Course intake 4 UK/EU students, 5 Overseas students

Course leaders

Professor Francesco Mannocci


Further details

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Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences



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Course detail


The main themes which you will study are:

  1. The scientific basis of endodontology.
  2. Diagnosis and treatment planning for patients with advanced endodontic problems and clinical treatment of patients with endodontic and other restorative problems.
  3. Research methodology to enable you to undertake a research project.

You will interact productively with fellow graduate students who are specialising in prosthodontics and periodontology.

The course is designed for qualified dentists wanting to extend their knowledge and clinical practice in endodontology. The course has formal recognition for UK specialist training.

We provide extensive contemporary knowledge in endodontology, enabling students to attain clinical proficiency in endodontics to recognised specialist level, to relate endodontic care to other aspects of restorative dentistry, and to learn research methodology.

You will achieve clinical proficiency in endodontics to a recognised UK specialist level and have the opportunity to sit for the membership examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

This course is available to study full-time over three years or over four years. The course content is identical across both periods.

Candidates should apply for either the four-year (3 days per week) programme or the three-year (5 days per week) programme. Both lengths are classified as full-time programmes. 

Course purpose

The course is designed for qualified dentists wanting to extend their knowledge and clinical practice in endodontology. The course has formal recognition for UK specialist training. We provide extensive contemporary knowledge in endodontology, enabling students to attain clinical proficiency in endodontics to recognised specialist level, to relate endodontic care to other aspects of restorative dentistry, and to learn research methodology.


Course format and assessment


The usual training period will be a minimum of 4,500 hours across the degree.

The course content is apportioned approximately as:

  1. 60% clinical
  2. 25% academic
  3. 15% research

This time allocation is flexible and will depend upon the capacity of the trainees to complete the curriculum to a competent level.

Standard university term times do not apply to this course. You will receive a leave allowance for each academic year with full details provided on enrolment.


Your three academic taught modules will be assessed by written exams. Your five clinical modules will be examined on cases and open problems with oral exams, and you will have one research module, for which you will submit a report, with an oral exam.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Extra information

Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work. This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment. If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before the term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.


Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.

Required modules

You are required to take:

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. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Required Modules
Over 3 or 4 years
Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Entry requirements & how to apply

Document checklist
Minimum UK requirements   

All applicants: a dental qualification plus at least two years post-qualification experience. FDS, MFDS or MJDF is desirable.

International requirements  

All applicants: a dental qualification plus at least two years post-qualification experience. FDS, MFDS or MJDF is desirable.

Visit our admissions webpages to view our additional International entry requirements.

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


Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £70 applies.

Candidates should apply for either the four-year (3 days per week) programme or the three-year (5 days per week) programme. There is some flexibility to transfer after acceptance and before enrolment.

Completed applications (which will normally consist of an online application form, two references, a transcript of previous degrees and a CV) will not be considered until after the deadline date of 31 January 2020. Candidates will then be shortlisted for interview. If selected for interview, you should provide a portfolio of clinical dentistry to demonstrate your clinical skills.


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. Show how the programme will fit into your career plan and demonstrate a focused interest in the programme. Provide details of your graduate education and clinical experience since your basic dental qualification.
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 Yes Please also submit a separate CV.


Application closing date

The deadline for applications for September 2020 entry is 31 January 2020. 

Please note you will not be eligible for an application fee refund if you apply after the first application deadline and places are filled before the final deadlines above and we are unable to process more offers.


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.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time Home/EU fees: 4 year course: £15,300 per year (2020/21); 3 year course: £20,400 per year (2020/21)
  • Full time overseas fees: 3 year course: £48,900 per year (2020/21)
  • Part time Home/EU fees: N/A
  • Part time overseas fees: N/A

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

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 UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer on or before 31 March 2020, payment is due by 30 April 2020.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 April 2020 and 30 June 2020, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer between 1 July 2020 and 31 July 2020, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.
  • If you receive an offer on or after 1 August 2020, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer.

    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: 

  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh membership examination fee (£1,600 in 2018)
  • Costs for local occupational health checks for overseas students prior to course commencement
  • DBS checks or equivalent criminal conviction disclosure checks
  • Clinical tunics; one is provided; additional if required cost approximately £15
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Conference attendance, travel and accommodation (optional)
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

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

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.

Career prospects

By the end of our programme, which is formally recognised as part of UK specialist training, you will be a highly knowledgeable professional in endodontics at master's level, and proficient and skilful in related areas of restorative dentistry.


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