Periodontology at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

If you’re a dentist who wants to specialise in periodontology either in primary or secondary services, or become a clinical academic, this course is for you. The Professional Doctorate in Periodontology provides you with an integrated three-year training programme, so you can gain high-level research expertise alongside your specialist clinical training.

  • A recognised GDC (UK) specialist training course
  • Recognised as specialty training for the Membership in Periodontics (Royal College of Surgeons)
  • Combines academic study, research and clinical training to give you a completely rounded training
  • Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme
  • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we’re joint first for research impact (REF 2014)
This DClinDent programme will expand your knowledge and skills in periodontics and provide an excellent preparation for your career as a specialist in this field. You’ll take a programme of seminars and practical classes, starting with an introductory course to review the clinical and scientific scope of periodontics and determine its evidence base. You’ll then enter supervised clinical and, as appropriate, laboratory practice, conducting treatment planning and clinical procedures, including a number of complex treatments. In this way, you’ll gain hands-on training in non-surgical and surgical periodontal therapy, including regenerative, mucogingival surgery and implant dentistry. You’ll also acquire specialist, practical knowledge of innovative and evidence-based clinical practice in periodontics and implant dentistry. You’ll complete a clinical audit or service evaluation project to review clinical practices. Your research investigation will lead to a dissertation, where you’ll demonstrate the application of scientific method to a periodontic problem. You’ll gain advanced research skills to professional doctorate level. In addition to your studies, you’ll also have a chance to interact with external specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry, the Blizard Institute and Queen Mary as a whole. The DClinDent Degree meets level 8 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). Structure
  • Three compulsory modules
  • Three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words)


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Assessment method

Each module is assessed separately, including essays, written, clinical and viva voce examinations You will also be assessed through your dissertation and research projects

How to apply

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Entry requirements

Degree requirements Applicants must have a primary qualification in Dentistry (BDS or equivalent). Two years full-time post-qualification clinical practice of dentistry including evidence of specific relevant experience in periodontal care is also required. Additional information Please note that if English is not your first language then in order for your application to be considered you must have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 or recognised equivalent qualification at the point of submission of your application. Following the application deadline, screening of applications and selection of candidates will take place. Candidates who are shortlisted will be invited to attend a Skype interview with the Programme Lead.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Students enrolling on a postgraduate degree programme are charged tuition fees each year by Queen Mary. The rate you will be charged depends on whether you are assessed as a Home/EU or Overseas student. You can find tuition fees for each course on the course finder pages on our website: Further details about postgraduate taught tuition fees can also be found on our website:

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Periodontology at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS