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

Advance your endodontic skills

The Endodontics MDSc is for graduates who wish to advance their existing endodontic skills. It will be of particular benefit for those intending to pursue a career in academia or specialist practice.

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.

  • DS5001 - Preparing for Specialist Practice
  • DS50010 - Advanced Endodontic practice
  • DS50011 - Dissertation
  • DS51003 - Management of Dental Caries and the Vital Pulp
  • DS51012 - Foundation of endodontics
  • DS51013 - Nonsurgical endodontic treatment
  • DS52002 - Applied Dental Materials
  • DS52015 - Endodontic treatment
  • DS52016 - Periapical surgery


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 specialised 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
Program taught in:
  • English (US)
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Last updated September 4, 2019
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MDSc Endodontics