Institute of Dentistry
Staff and students from the Institute of Dentistry give an overview of the teaching and research in the institute.
Take your Restorative Dental Practice to the next level with our part-time masters programme. Through on-line learning, practice-based assessments and residential based study, you will develop your skills through progressive, evidence-based techniques and knowledge and be able to apply those skills to the benefit of your practice.
This programme is studied by blended learning - a mixture of on campus and online.
This programme is for the busy dental practitioner who has an interest in high quality, evidence-based restorative treatment. You’ll be taught by dental professionals who have amassed many years of experience not only in teaching but also in applying their knowledge to their own patient care. The variety of teaching brings you up to date with GDC requirements, enhances your record-keeping skills, communication skills and team-working ability. Our programme covers disciplines that will enhance your practice.
Our programme consists of seven modules that will enhance your practice:
Unit 1 Getting Better at General Practice
Unit 2 Expanding Prosthodontic Skills for the Advanced General Practitioner
Unit 3 The Perio-Endo Complex unravelled
Unit 4 Research Methods, Audit and Governance
Unit 5 Expanding Restorative Dentistry
Unit 6 The Business of Advanced General Practice
Unit 7 Dissertation
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about this programme.
We will endeavour to make all course options available; however, these may be subject to timetabling and other constraints. Please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
This programme is technology-based, you can choose to study where and when you find convenient. Whether you prefer to work before leaving for the office, after you have put your children to bed or in your breaks, your laptop, tablet or smartphone will be able to access our teaching material, so you can study at your convenience.
Each module is assessed, and feedback is given so that you can learn from your experience and tailor your learning experience to the best advantage to you.
Participation in group forums and teamwork is actively encouraged and rewarded throughout your learning. Through this programme you will grow your network of colleagues, meeting fellow dentists from all around the UK and the world.
There are three residential workshops throughout your course where you will travel to Aberdeen or London (there are two in Aberdeen and one in London) to have a practical, hands-on course under the direct guidance of staff members, you can meet your tutor or course director face to face and have personal teaching to enhance your cases and case presentations.
Assessment, both formative and summative, occurs throughout the programme in order to give you guidance and feedback on your studies. The formats of assessment are multiple choice, single best answer, multiple short questions, small structured essay, essay and direct feedback on practical exercises. As you successfully complete each module you will be able to progress through our programme until you complete, and earn, your Master of Science degree.
You will be a qualified dentist with interest and experience of treating patients with a desire to improve your patient care. You should also be registered by the General Dental Council (if you are UK based) and have had appropriate clinical experience (Post VT if UK based).
The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.
BDS or equivalent dental degree.
Qualified for at least 2 years.
Application via CV and personal statement ( 500 words ) and reference from current or most recent employer stating suitability and support for course. (If self-employed the reference is not necessary).
Evidence of registration with the General Dental Council is also required for UK applicants.
You will need access to a clinical camera to take photographs of cases throughout the course and, of course, adequate clinical facilities and access to patients requiring treatment relevant to the subject area.
You will need internet access and a computer to complete your qualification. If you have purchased a new computer since 2012 it should meet the qualification computing requirements.
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To study for a Postgraduate Taught degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:
OVERALL - 6.5 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0
OVERALL - 90 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21
OVERALL - 62 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54
Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:
OVERALL - 176 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169
You will be required to supply the following documentation with your application as proof you meet the entry requirements of this degree programme. If you have not yet completed your current programme of study, then you can still apply and you can provide your Degree Certificate at a later date.
You will be classified as one of the fee categories below.
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There are many opportunities at the University of Aberdeen to develop your knowledge, gain experience and build a competitive set of skills to enhance your employability. This is essential for your future career success. The Careers Service can help you to plan your career and support your choices throughout your time with us, from first to final year – and beyond.
Those successful students with over 10 years of post-qualification experience may apply to the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow for Membership via the non-examination route. This degree will give good evidence of continuing professional development when applying.
You will be taught by a range of experts including professors, lecturers, teaching fellows and postgraduate tutors. Staff changes will occur from time to time; please see our InfoHub pages for further information.
The Institute of Dentistry is one of the newest purpose built Dental Hospitals and Schools in the UK.