Queen Mary University of London

DClinDent Endodontics

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Rank: 22 (UKEAS)

Location: Whitechapel


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 36 months

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If you're a qualified dentist who wishes to pursue a career in Endodontics at specialist level, then this Programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate in Endodontics is an integrated three-year full-time training programme so you can gain high-level research expertise alongside your clinical training.

  • Combines academic study, research and clinical training to give you a completely rounded training
  • Taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • Strong emphasis on close chair-side support throughout the programme
  • Study at one of UK's top-rated dental schools and one of top 11 in the World (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020). We're joint first for research impact according to last REF (2014)
What you'll studyThis new Professional Doctorate programme is for qualified dentists who wish to further their knowledge and clinical skills in the field of Endodontics to specialist level. Endodontics is defined by the General Dental Council (UK) as ‘The cause, prevention and treatment of diseases and injuries of the tooth root, dental pulp, and surrounding tissue.'Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the subject and will develop their skills in this dental specialty. This degree integrates clinical competency progression with doctoral level research. The contents of the modules will reflect the Curriculum for Specialist Training in Endodontics of the General Dental Council (UK).Students will receive clinical training, formal teaching and undertake doctoral level research. Teaching and training is provided by experienced clinical and academic staff. The diverse patient population of east London provides ample opportunities for acquiring clinical knowledge and surgical skills.You'll participate in a programme of seminars, lectures and tutorials, starting with an introductory course on the fundamentals of endodontics before going on to review the clinical and scientific basis of the subject and its evidence base.You'll then enter supervised clinical, and as appropriate laboratory-based, training; conduct treatment planning and clinical procedures, including for complex cases.You'll also complete a research project, where you'll demonstrate the application of scientific method to a problem related to endodontics. This project will then form the basis of your dissertation. Throughout the duration of the programme, you'll gain advanced research skills to professional doctorate level and develop critical appraisal skills in relation to the published literature.In addition to your studies, you'll also have a chance to interact with other specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry, the Blizard Institute and other Queen Mary institutions.The DClinDent Degree meets level 8 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) UK.Structure
  • Three compulsory knowledge and clinical skills modules
  • Three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words)
  • Each module is assessed separately, including essays, written, clinical and viva voce examinations
  • You will also be assessed on case presentations and clinical, diagnostic and treatment planning
  • You will be assessed through your dissertation and research projects
Teaching You'll be taught through a combination of expert seminars, supervised clinical sessions, one-to-one tutorials, self-directed learning, case presentations and reading. You'll also be taught relevant laboratory methodology.You will be assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.*This course is subject to approval


Entry requirements

Applicants must have a primary qualification in Dentistry (BDS or equivalent). Two years full time post qualification clinical practice of dentistry is also required. English language requirements: IELTS academic: 7.0 including 6.5 in Writing, and 5.5 in Reading, Listening and Speaking or accepted equivalent qualifications. If you got your degree in an English speaking country or if it was taught in English, and you studied within the last five years, you might not need an English language qualification. Please see for more information

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0 (6.0 in W; 5.5 in R/L/S)

Notice: This score might not be totally accurate. It is the default IELTS grade for Queen Mary University of London.

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International students

Students travel to QMUL from some 150 countries around the world, creating a truly global community. Their website contains country specific information as well as information for students before they apply to the university. Once students are in London, there are various resources to help them adjust to their new life including a blog focusing on international students and their requirements. This is all run through the International Office who also offer help on matters such as immigration advice, scholarships and funding and help with accommodation during their stay. The Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU) is the heart of student life and is based in the newly refurbished Students’ Hub. It operates a range of services including a bar, café, shop and student media including a newspaper, magazine, radio station and TV station. Students can also use the facilities at the Student Central in Bloomsbury, 15 minutes away by tube, the former University of London Union. They also offer support and representation services for students as part of the National Union of Students (NUS). There are over 190 different societies and clubs on offer for students ranging from sports to theatre and everything in the middle. There are also a number of volunteering opportunities for those who wish to give something back to the community. There is a health and fitness centre called QMotion as well as various sports facilities and team take part in the BUCS leagues. A busy social calendar means there are plenty of performing arts opportunities for students and the Drapers Bar is one of the best entertainment venues in the country.

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