|Faculty||Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry|
|Awards available||DPDS, MSc, PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate)|
|Course length||MSc: Three to five years part-time
DPDS: Two to three years part-time
PG Certificate: One year part-time
|Part-time study available||Yes, part-time only|
|Open to international students||Yes
This part-time programme does not meet government requirements for student visas. Internationals holding non-student visas may be eligible for study.
|Number of places||200|
|Start date||October 2015|
This distance-learning programme is a unique form of dental postgraduate education, designed to be attractive to busy dental practitioners.
From a choice of seven four-month units, you must successfully complete three units to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate (CPDS) or six units to achieve the Postgraduate Diploma (DPDS). Each unit provides a structured programme involving reading, writing and educational participation, totalling 200 hours' academic work, including study days and assessment.
This method of study is not led by teachers in a classroom but is supported by tutors and administration at a distance, offering the flexibility to suit your personal needs. The units are specially written for the programme and are designed to be interactive, giving you the opportunity to think and learn for yourself. Following successful completion of the DPDS, you may carry out a research project and prepare a dissertation to achieve the MSc.
DPDS: BDS or other approved dental qualification and, ideally, you will have been qualified for at least three years.
MSc: DPDS or equivalent. Students must be eligible for, or registered with, the General Dental Council.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
|Selection process||Online application form|
|English language requirements||Profile B - Further information about English language requirements|
|Admissions statement||Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.|
Programme material is posted as modules via the internet in an Online Learning Environment. There are between one and four elements per unit and they contain assignments to be completed by the student. The units normally available are:
There are normally two compulsory study days per unit, usually held on Fridays or Satrudays. These cover areas that do not lend themselves well to distant study, such as 'hands-on' sessions.
The aim of BUOLD is to inform and enhance the current practice of busy dental practitioners. However, in future some of the units may be helpful in gaining a contract with the NHS to provide clinical services as a Dentist with Special Interests (DwSI) or Dentists with Extended Services which may be introduced in England.
31 August 2015
Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.
Students may be employer-sponsored.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.
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BUOLD Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 342 2405 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Oral and Dental Sciences
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