MSc Periodontology

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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Awards available MSc , PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate), PG Diploma (Postgraduate Diploma)
Programme length One year part-time;
two or three years part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes, part-time only
Start date January 2023

Programme overview

The postgraduate programme in periodontology is designed to provide practitioners with in-depth evidence-based knowledge and technical skills that can be applied in their practice whilst pursuing a postgraduate education degree.

The structure of the programme allows practitioners to experience the surgical techniques in periodontology. Students will work closely together with the periodontal team to develop understanding, teamwork skills and confidence in treatment planning for advanced periodontal cases and in developing their own case portfolio. Students will be taught by our internationally recognised academic staff and consultants as well as visiting experts in the field.

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Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: part-time (one year)
UK: part-time (two years)
UK: part-time (three years)
Overseas: part-time

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

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 2022/23

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

Programme structure

This modular programme is divided into three sections – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate 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

Three theoretical/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. Practical exercises will take place in our phantom head lab or anatomy centre. After completing year one, candidates can exit the programme with a Postgraduate Certificate in Periodontology or carry on to year two.

Year two

A further three modules are delivered over a minimum of six study days in year two, through distance-learning material and self-directed work. After successfully completing years one and two, you may exit the programme with a Postgraduate Diploma in Periodontology.

Year three

After a further year, an MSc will be awarded on successful completion of a research project and dissertation. For full-time students, the dissertation will be completed within the first two years together with the taught modules.

Entry requirements

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


This programme is aimed at experienced practitioners who would like to develop their skills in providing periodontal care to their patients.

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Expected application closure date

Overseas applicants: 29 July 2022.
Home applicants: 12 August 2022.
Places are limited and allocated on a continuous basis from October 2021 until all places are filled. Early applications are advised to avoid disappointment.

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Contact details

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School website: Bristol Dental School

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REF 2014 results

Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy:

  • 43% of research is world-leading (4 star)
  • 37% of research is internationally excellent (3 star)
  • 18% of research is recognised internationally (2 star)
  • 1% of research is recognised nationally (1 star)

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


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