MDSc Endodontics


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Program Description

Develop skills and understand the scientific basis and practice of Endodontics and become competent at diagnosing and treating more complex cases.


This course will help develop your current endodontic skills in a modern clinical environment.

The School of Dentistry was founded in 1916. We remain at the forefront of research, teaching and clinical dental practice. We perform consistently well in university league tables and are a top UK dental school.

We are a friendly school with a reputation for providing a supportive and nurturing environment. This allows students to fulfill their aspirations and achieve clinical and academic excellence. The school provides a dedicated area for postgraduate private study known as 'The Hub'.

Teaching & Assessment

How you will be taught

You will attend lectures and seminars and will be encouraged to participate in a discussion of the chosen topic. Provision will be made for personal study time and students are expected to use this to increase their knowledge and understanding of Endodontology and prepare for assessments.

Practical skills will be taught first using a combination of natural and plastic teeth in a laboratory. Clinical skills will be further developed by treating patients under supervision.

You will be expected to write up and present your completed cases on a regular basis.

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be comprised of a one-hour written short-answer examination for each taught module.

You will carry out a research project related to endodontology and produce a typed and bound dissertation. This will include a critical review of the literature. It is anticipated that the proportion of time spent on the research project should be approximately 25% of the course.

The results of modular assessments, logbook of clinical activity, case presentations and dissertation will be scrutinized by the examiners.

All components will carry equal weighting and candidates must achieve a pass in all examinations.

What you will study

The programme has nine modules. These must be completed and passed and includes a research project. The modular topics have been chosen to run in parallel with the Prosthodontic course and will also provide a good foundation in restorative dentistry.


This course provides good preparation for the MFDS examination of the Royal Colleges but is not approved for eligibility to sit the MRD examination. On completion of this course, students may consider an academic career or specialized clinical practice.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have a degree in dentistry and must have at least two years of clinical experience following graduation. As this is a clinical course, your level of English is highly important.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS Overall 7.0
    • Listening 6.5
    • Reading 6.5
    • Writing 6.5
    • Speaking 6.5

English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

Fees & Funding

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

Fees for students starting 2018-19

  • Scottish and EU students: £38,150 per year of study
  • Rest of UK students: £38,150 per year of study
  • Overseas students (non-EU): £38,150 per year of study

Your Application

You apply for this course via the UCAS Postgraduate website which is free of charge. You can check the progress of your application online and you can also make multiple applications.

You'll need to upload relevant documents as part of your application.

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

The Dental School is situated in the heart of the Main University Campus, and therefore Dental postgraduate students are in close proximity with researchers and research opportunities in other parts o ... Read More

The Dental School is situated in the heart of the Main University Campus, and therefore Dental postgraduate students are in close proximity with researchers and research opportunities in other parts of the University, as well as to library, recreational, culinary and sports facilities. Read less