This three year 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 using dental implants and prosthodontic elements related to dental implants within a supervised environment, while treating patients. You will build your knowledge through distance learning modules and study days which include a series of hands-on exercises. You will also have the opportunity to carry out a dissertation.

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

Bench fees are charged for this programme (detailed below). The bench fees are to cover clinical costs, such as sourcing a patient for students to work on, materials for practical sessions and the private clinic we operate from.

Programme structure

The first two years contain six units each, five theory modules with hands-on sessions and one clinical module, spread over the academic year (September-July). They are designed to suit a working dentist by offering part-time studies.

Year 1 and 2 will require approximately 24 attendance days each, plus distance learning and assessments. In year 3, you will work (distance learning) with a supervisor to complete a dissertation in a subject of your choice related to dental implants.

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

Entry requirements

BDS or equivalent United Kingdom General Dental Council registrable dental qualification. Two years' experience after completion of an undergraduate degree.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

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

Go to admissions statement

If English is not your first language, you will need to reach the requirements outlined in our profile level B.

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Fees and funding

UK: part-time (three years)
£8,967 per year
Overseas: part-time (three years)
£12,633 per year

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to an 8% increase in fees each year.

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

Bench fees

Year one: £7,695
Year two: £7,695
Year three: £1,500
Further information about bench fees can be found on our webpages. Confirmation of bench fees will be stated in the offer letter sent to applicants.


£2,000 for both home and overseas students.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2024/25

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 and international postgraduate students.

Career prospects

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