Our Prosthodontics MClinDent offers you the opportunity to learn fixed, removable and implant prosthodontics from world-renowned academics and clinicians. You will receive personal supervision and training, both academic and practical, and we will teach you the skills and methods needed to complete an in-depth research project in an area which interests you.
Sixty per cent of the programme is dedicated to clinical experience. Teaching styles include close mentoring, chair-side guidance and small group work that emphasises the importance of the evidence base in literature and creates new research opportunities.
One of the largest specialist prosthodontics courses in the UK.
Teaching from internationally renowned prosthodontists.
A fully integrated course with teaching in implants, and fixed and removable prosthodontics.
Strong links with other restorative specialties.
Application status Open
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 Up to 8 students per year
Course leaders Professor David Bartlett
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Course contact form Postgraduate admissions
Awarding institution King's College London
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Our course covers the scientific background to implants, fixed and removable prosthodontics and clinical techniques. You will study anatomy, physiology, histology and pathology of the dental and oral tissues, occlusion, epidemiology and prevention of dental caries and tooth wear, properties of dental materials, and radiology, infection control and audit in relation to prosthodontics.
By the end of the course, which is formally recognised as part of UK specialist training, you will be a highly knowledgeable professional in prosthodontics at master's level, and proficient and skilful in related areas of restorative dentistry. You will achieve clinical proficiency in prosthodontics to a recognised UK specialist level and have the opportunity to sit for the membership examination with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
UK/EU practising dentists usually attend three days per week over four years. Practising dentists from overseas who have to relocate to take the course will generally attend five days per week over three years.
The course content is identical across both versions.
Teaching styles include close mentoring, chairside guidance and small group work that emphasises the importance of the evidence base for prosthodontics in the literature and creates new research opportunities. A research project is also undertaken.
For more information about the department and staff, please download our brochure.
The usual training period will be a minimum of 4,500 hours over the degree.
The course content is apportioned approximately as:
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 taught academic modules will be assessed by written examination. Your five clinical modules will be assessed on coursework, with oral and clinical examinations. Your research module will be assessed by a dissertation and oral examination.
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.
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 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.
Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 360 credits.
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.
Over 3 or 4 years
Science of Prosthodontics (30 credits)
Clinical Prosthodontics (30 credits)
Prosthodontics & Restorative Dentistry (30 credits)
Complex Applied Clinical Cases 1 – prosthodontics & restorative dentistry (30 credits)
Complex Applied Clinical Cases 2 - prosthodontics (30 credits)
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Restorative Dentistry (45 credits)
Diagnosis & Treatment Planning in Prosthodontics (45 credits)
Clinical Oral Examination (60 credits)
Research (60 credits)
All applicants: a dental qualification plus at least two years post-qualification experience. For UK applicants FDS, MFDS or MJDF is desirable. Non UK applicants will be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.
Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £60 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 25 January 2019. Candidates will then be shortlisted for interview. If selected for interview, you should provide a portfolio of clinical dentistry to demonstrate your clinical skills.
UK/EU applicants please note: Interviews will take place on 8 February 2019 and shortlisted applicants will be invited during week commencing 4 February 2019. Please ensure you have noted the interview date.
You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:
The deadline for applications for September 2019 entry is 25 January 2019.
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.
Students starting their programme in 2019/20 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 2020/21.
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 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.
In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for:
Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.
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'The infrastructure is splendid; the support system offered to new students is overwhelming, the counseling, the facilities provided and the refurbishments expected, the large expanse of social activities offered within the university all add up to a complete experience an international student can expect in a city like London.'
'Dr Sachin Varma is a Consultant in Prosthodontics at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust. Sachin plays an active role there in training both postgraduate and undergraduate dentists. He also gained top marks in his masters thesis, his work has since been publicised internationally.'
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