This Primary Dental Care Masters degree programme at The University of Edinburgh gives you the chance to improve the care your provide at your practice by developing your clinical practice skills, while interacting with colleagues from all over the world.
The qualification you obtain will help to differentiate you from other general dentists and signal to the world that you are a forward thinking and highly motivated general dentist.
We offer a wide variety of course choices in both adult and the child and adolescent dentistry care.
This programme is part-time and very flexible, allowing you to exit with a Certificate, a Diploma or a Masters, depending on your needs and availability. By choosing sufficient credits in second and third year you can exit with an MSc in Primary Dental Care (paediatric dentistry).
Although the design is asynchronous to facilitate participation from different time zones, the timetable progresses in real time. There is a summer break and a winter break but otherwise participation is expected throughout the academic year.
This degree is part-time but please don't underestimate the time commitment. Students should expect to require 10 15 hours per week to fully participate. This includes time in your clinic recording cases and study time.
Students who complete the full three year MSc in Primary Dental care will be eligible to be elected for Membership in Primary Dental Care (MPDC) at the RCSEd without further examination.
This course is suitable for any dentist (with the correct entry requirements) who wishes to advance their dental knowledge and clinical care.
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
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A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' postgraduate experience in primary dental care.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
At least 2 year(s) of work experience are required.
This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.
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