Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry (Distance Learning) (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS

University of Portsmouth

Degree level: Postgraduate

Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry (Distance Learning) (Top-up) (Taught)

Course summary

Overview On this 1-year MSc Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry, you'll top-up your PgDip to a Master's degree while you contribute to the scientific discourse on aesthetic and restorative dentistry through extensive clinical research. You'll explore a research area of your choice within your own practice, with full support and guidance from Dental Academy clinicians and researchers. You'll embark on your own structured programme of research, evaluating existing studies and technological innovations and using them to inform your analysis. With the opportunity to learn from and network with experienced registered clinicians, you'll develop your own new perspectives, evaluate your practice objectively and add to the conversation on dental practice advancement. When you graduate, you'll be ready to enrich the field of aesthetic and restorative dentistry best practice as an expert contributor or to pursue further dental research. With further education and training, you could also progress into dental education. Achieving the PgDip You can study the PgDip that leads to this Master's with our partner provider, the Academy of Dental Excellence (ADE). What you'll experience On this course, you'll:

  • Set your own goals for the academic year, planning, implementing and evaluating learning activities and taking part in online sessions at your own pace
  • Have access to comprehensive online resources and expert guidance from researchers at the University's Dental Academy who are working in areas such as children's oral health, dental care for new and expecting mothers, oral health within the older community, and community outreach dental activities
  • Choose your own research project in a clinical area of aesthetic and restorative dentistry that interests you
  • Submit an ethics proposal of your chosen project and a full literature review supporting your research
  • Investigate the research design, data collection and analysis and research processes of your project
  • Collect data and use current evidence within your own practice to solve clinical questions
  • Analyse, evaluate and interpret the results of your research project, contributing to the scientific discourse on aesthetic and restorative dentistry
  • Develop valuable transferable skills, including communication (verbal and in writing) to different audiences and readerships, project organisation, time management and independent critical thinking


Core Module

  • Advanced Research Project (60 modules)

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through your dissertation – a project proposal submission and a substantial written thesis of your research project.

Entry requirements

This course is available to Applicants with current registration with the Dental Council, or equivalent Professional body to practice dentistry clinically. Students who have previously achieved the PgDip in Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry are able to apply to the MSc to complete the final research year.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £7950 Year 1
England £7950 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7950 Year 1
Scotland £7950 Year 1
Wales £7950 Year 1
Channel Islands £7950 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7950 Year 1

Additional fee information

Students who are resident in EU countries: please note that the net fee is inclusive of the Transition Scholarship. Fees are accurate at the time of publishing and are subject to change at any time without notice. Fees may also go up in later years, in line with inflation. For more information about fees, go to
Advanced Aesthetic and Restorative Dentistry (Distance Learning) (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS