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Regenerative Dentistry MSc

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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.

 


Key benefits

  • A course from the Centre for Craniofacial & Regenerative Biology – a Centre of Excellence at King’s.
  • Internationally renowned academic team.
  • Training in experimental design and grant writing skills.
  • Conduct an original research project.

Key information

Application status Open

Duration One year, September to September

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake Up to 10 students.

Course leaders

Programme Director

Professor Paul Sharpe

Deputy Programme Director

Dr Ana Angelova Volponi

 

 

 

Further details

Course contact for further information

Deputy Programme Director

Dr Ana Angelova Volponi

ana.angelova@kcl.ac.uk

 Administrative support

diprogadmin@kcl.ac.uk

Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences

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Regenerative Dentistry MSc

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The Regenerative Dentistry MSc provides a deep understanding of all aspects of regenerative dentistry, an emerging concept that challenges modern dentistry to step up dental research, translating into new clinical treatments. Students learn about dental stem cell culture, iPS and ES, tooth bioengineering, and the role of stem cells in tooth repair and regeneration.

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Course detail

Description

This course will give you a deep understanding of all aspects of regenerative dentistry, an emerging concept that challenges modern dentistry to step up dental research, translating into new clinical treatments.

You will learn about dental stem cell culture, iPS and ES, tooth bioengineering, and the role of stem cells in tooth repair and regeneration. Research and practical elements include a research project, practical demonstrations of stem cell culture alongside critical evaluation of research methods and approaches in dental stem cell biology.

Previous research project topics have included:

  • Salivary gland stem cells.
  • Stem cells in the middle ear and their role in homeostasis and repair.
  • Development of replacement teeth: location of stem cell niches in a range of species
  • A chemical genetics screen for regulators of cranial muscle stem cells.
  • Dental pulp stem cells in tooth repair.
  • Exploring the relationship between surface free energy and osseointegration with modifiable ceramic coatings.
  • Embryonic tooth mesenchymal cells and bioengineering.
  • Periodontal tissue regeneration – evaluating different dental stem cell populations.
  • Neural crest stem cells and ossification of the mandible.

Course purpose

Regenerative dentistry is for both dentists and biological scientists who desire to learn more about the latest advances in cell and molecule-based dentistry and also gain experience in carrying out laboratory-based, cutting-edge research in dental stem cell biology.

Course format and assessment

Assessment

You will be assessed by:

Written exams: 34%

Reports/dissertations/coursework: 56%

Presentations/oral examinations: 10%

Teaching

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

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

Semester

Lectures, seminars and feedback per week (hours) 

Self-study per week (hours) 

Practical work per week(hours) 

First semester

Second semester

15

3-5

10

10-12

15

25

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required modules

You are required to take:

  • Regenerative Dentistry (60 credits)
  • Project Design in Regenerative Dentistry (30 credits)
  • Laboratory Skills in Regenerative Dentistry (30 credits)
  • Laboratory Project in Regenerative Dentistry (60 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. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Required Modules

You are required to take:

•              Regenerative Dentistry (60 credits)

•              Project Design in Regenerative Dentistry (30 credits)

•              Laboratory Skills in Regenerative Dentistry (30 credits)

•              Laboratory Project in Regenerative Dentistry (60 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. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Entry requirements & how to apply

Regenerative Dentistry entry requirements
Minimum requirements   All applicants: a dental, medical or biological sciences degree qualification.
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.

 

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.

Please submit a personal statement with your application, demonstrating a focused interest in the area, and explaining why you wish to apply for this course and why you feel it matches your interests, academic background and your career plans. Please include transcript of subjects taken in the relevant degrees and copies of all certificates and relevant qualifications mentioned in your application.

Personal statement and supporting information

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

Regenerative Dentistry checklist
Personal Statement Yes A personal statement of up to 4,000 characters (maximum 2 pages) is required. Applicants must demonstrate a focused interest in regenerative dentistry and a strong academic background.
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 submit a separate CV in addition to the application form.

 

Application closing date

We recommend that you submit your application as soon as possible. Our first application deadline is 31 March 2020. After this date, applications will remain open if places are available, but programmes will be closed as soon as they are full. 

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: £9,990 per year (2020/21)
  • Full time overseas fees: £26,550 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.

Deposit

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: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Conference attendance (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.


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