MSc Dental Implantology

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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
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
Start date October 2021

Programme overview

This part-time programme is for dental practitioners who would like to develop their theoretical knowledge and practical clinical experience of treatment planning, surgical placement, restoration and maintenance of dental implants.

The programme's design allows you to gain experience of using dental implants and prosthodontics elements related to dental implants within a supervised environment, while treating patients through a series of hands-on exercises. You will build your knowledge through 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 2021/22

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2021/22 are as follows:

UK: part-time (three years) (MSc)
£5,500
Overseas (including EU): part-time (three years) (MSc)
£8,100
Channel Islands/IoM: part-time (three years) (MSc)
£8,100

Additional fees

Bench fee
£7,125 (yr 1); £7,125 (yr 2); £1,700 (yr 3)

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

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 2021/22

The Grundy Educational Trust provides funding for UK citizens or residents looking to complete a postgraduate programme in a STEM subject (sciences, technology, engineering, mathematics).

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

Programme structure

This modular programme is divided into three sections - certificate, diploma and MSc. All students are admitted to the MSc in the first instance but can choose to exit the programme after completing the certificate or diploma.

Year one

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

Year two

A further five modules are delivered over a minimum of six study days in year two, 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, you may exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Implantology.

Year three

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

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc in Dental Implantology.

Entry requirements

BDS or equivalent United Kingdom General Dental Council registrable dental qualification.

Two years' experience after completion of an undergraduate degree.

Preference will be given to applicants whose postgraduate activity demonstrates a clear interest in Dental Implantology.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement

Careers

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

How to apply
Application deadline:

31 August 2021 for UK applicants. Please note that all spaces for the 2021-2022 cohort have now been filled, however, we welcome new applications. You application will be added to the waitlist in case any students drop out.

31 July 2021 for International applicants. Early applications recommended; places may fill before the deadline. As students from different regions tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some regions may close earlier in the year.

Request more information

Find out more about studying with us or request a prospectus.

Get in touch

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email: choosebristol-pg@bristol.ac.uk

School website: Bristol Dental School

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.

REF 2014 results

  • Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy:
  • 43% of research is world-leading (4*)
  • 37% of research is internationally excellent (3*)
  • 18% of research is recognised internationally (2*)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1*)

Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.

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