As a graduate, you should be practising dentistry in the UK
or EU whilst undertaking the programme, and hold full General Dental Council
(GDC) registration as a dental practitioner. You should also have full
professional indemnity and normally at least two years of clinical experience.
Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis, subject to
fulfilling the above requirements.
If your first language is not English you will be required to provide evidence
of competence in English language. The minimum acceptable English language
requirement for postgraduate courses is IELTS 6.5 overall, in both cases with
minimum 5.5 across all four components (listening, reading, speaking, writing).
Other acceptable tests and scores include PTE Academic: 61, with minimum 51
across all four components (listening, reading, speaking, writing).
Accreditation of prior certificated learning (APCL) and accreditation of prior
experiential learning (APEL) refer to the process by which previous formal certificated
learning and informal non-certificated learning can be awarded credit towards
modules within the sphere of Higher Education. Credit for prior learning,
whether certificated or experiential, may count towards the requirements for
the named award. The maximum amount of credit for prior learning (certificated
or experiential) claimed towards the award is 120 credits. To qualify for the
award of a masters degree, your dissertation must be completed at the
University of Plymouth. If you are seeking credit (whether certificated or
experiential), you will normally be required to apply for such credit on
receipt of an offer of a place on the programme. Requests for APCL if you are
already on a programme will be considered provided that you submit the request
in the session before you would normally begin the module/stage for which you
are seeking credit. In the case of requests for APEL, this would be at least
six months prior to the beginning of the session before you would normally
begin the module(s)/stage against which you are seeking credit.
The University of Plymouth is committed to providing equality for all
irrespective of age, disability, ethnicity (including race, colour and
nationality), gender, gender reassignment, religion or belief, sexual orientation,
marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and will work to ensure
that all students, employees and visitors, as well as those who apply or seek
to apply to work or study at the University, are treated fairly and are not
subjected to discrimination by the University on any of these grounds
(University Equality and Diversity Policy, Revised April 2011).
We welcomes applications from people with disabilities who will be considered
on the same academic grounds as other potential students. Considerations about
individual needs arising from disability will be made separately, and we will
strive to meet an individual disabled student's needs wherever possible and in
consultation with Disability Services.
We welcome applicants with international qualifications. To view
other accepted qualifications please refer to our tariff