Endodontics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

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 study This 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


Please note that the modules listed below are for students starting the programme in September 2020.

  • Core Knowledge and Clinical Skills in Endodontics
  • Research 1: Research Project Progression Report 1 and Clinical Portfolio Initial Report
  • Research 2: Research Project Progression Report 2 and Clinical Portfolio and Service Evaluation Preliminary Reports
  • Research 3: Dissertation, Research Project Final Report, Service Evaluation Final Report, Clinical Portfolio Final
  • Advanced Clinical Skills and Science in Endodontics
- Consolidated Clinical Skills and Science in Endodontics

Assessment method

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 The dissertation forms a major component of your degree. You’ll write a final report of up to 50,000 words on your research project.

How to apply

International applicants

Please see https://www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/ for more information for international students

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 https://www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/englishlanguagerequirements/postgraduatetaught/smd/ for more information

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

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: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/ Further details about postgraduate taught tuition fees can also be found on our website: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/tuitionfees/
Endodontics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS