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 while pursuing a postgraduate education degree.

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

Programme structure

Year one - three theoretical/practical units 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 usually take place in our phantom head lab or anatomy centre.

Year two - a further three units are delivered over a minimum of six study days in year two, through distance-learning material and self-directed work.

Year three - an MSc will be awarded on successful completion of a research project and dissertation.

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

Entry requirements

BDS (Bachelor Degree of Dentistry) or equivalent. Minimum of 2 years work experience after completion of BDS. GDC registration.

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)
£18,500 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.

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

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

Career prospects

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