MSc Dental Implantology

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Awards available MSc , PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate), PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)
Programme length Three years part-time
Part-time study available Yes, part-time only
Open to international students No
Start date October 2017

Programme overview

This programme is intended for dental practitioners wishing to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical clinical experience in the treatment planning, surgical placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants. The programme has been designed to allow you to gain experience of the use of dental implants in prosthodontic treatment within a supervised environment. Knowledge is developed using distance learning modules and study days. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a research project or literature review and prepare a dissertation.

We aim to produce caring, knowledgeable and skilful practitioners, who are competent in the provision of the surgical and restorative dental aspects of dental implant treatment, within the limits of the individual clinician.

Fees for 2017/18

Part-time fees


Additional fees

Bench fee
£6,925 in years one and two; £1,500 in year three

Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2017/18

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

This modular programme is divided in to three sections - certificate, diploma and MSc levels. All students are admitted to the MSc in the first instance and can choose to exit the programme at certificate or diploma level.

Year one

Five theoretical and practical modules are delivered over a minimum of six study days during the year, as well as through distance-learning material and self-directed study. You will also attend clinical practice placements at the Bristol Dental Hospital, Bristol Royal Infirmary and the Dental Implant Clinic in Bath. During the clinical practice placements you will diagnose, plan treatment and carry out implant placement under supervision in pre-selected patients who are provided for you. After completing year one, candidates can exit the programme at certificate level or carry on to year two.

Year two

A further five modules are delivered over a minimum of six study days, through distance-learning material, self-directed work and work-based study. In addition, you will again attend clinical practice placements. After successfully completing years one and two, candidates may exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology.

Year three

After a further year, an MSc will be awarded on the successful completion of a dissertation.

Entry requirements

1. BDS or equivalent United Kingdom General Dental Council registerable dental qualification
2. At least one year's demonstrable postgraduate clinical experience
3. Evidence of registration with the General Dental Council at the start of the programme
4. Acceptance of accredited prior (experiential/certified) Learning (AP(E/C)L) credit will be in line with the University's guidance. All cases will require prior approval by the Programme Director and Graduate Education Director. The maximum credit for which Recognised Prior Learning can be accepted is one third of a programme, ie 60 credit points APL for the 180 credit point Master's programme.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method 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.


This programme is aimed at experienced dental practitioners who wish to develop their skills in providing dental implants for their patients in practice.

How to apply
Application deadline:

2 June 2017

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Get in touch

Programme Co-ordinator Phone: +44 (0) 117 342 4439 Email:

School of Oral and Dental Sciences
Dental School
Lower Maudlin Street
Bristol BS1 2LY


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