Plymouth University Peninsula School of Dentistry

MSc Restorative Dentistry

Develop and deliver high quality dentistry with our Restorative Dentistry programme. Led by a team of consultants and complemented by respected visiting specialist clinicians and teachers, this programme is structured to allow you to continue your current working commitments while studying for this postgraduate degree at an appropriate pace. Each clinical module includes hands-on consultant time to ensure you’ll have the understanding and confidence to carry out taught restorative techniques.

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This programme is part of the largest range of healthcare study options in the South West.

Key features

  • Choose your own learning journey – complete 60 credits and receive a PG Certificate in Restorative Dentistry. 120 credits will give you a PG Diploma and the maximum 180 credits will reward you with a full Masters in Restorative Dentistry. The cost of each module is £5000.

  • Balance existing work commitments with flexible study opportunities. Each module consists of 300 total learning hours – 80 hours of direct contact and 220 hours in own practice preparing cases.

  • Benefit from hands-on consultant time for each clinical module – put your knowledge into practice and gain experience and confidence.

  • High quality teaching – learn from an experienced team of consultants in restorative dentistry and by respected visiting specialist clinicians and teachers.

  • Grow in confidence and experience with the programme – learn and understand the foundations of restorative dentistry and restoring teeth and tissues in year one and develop your knowledge and skills with advanced restorative dentistry in year two.

  • Boost your future career prospects and the quality of care you can offer to your patients and produce a dissertation to complete the masters - design, conduct, evaluate and write up a project on a topic relevant to restorative dentistry.

Course details

  • Year 1
  • In your first year, you’ll learn the foundations of restorative dentistry which includes diagnosis and treatment planning, occlusal management, non-surgical periodontology and current concepts in endodontics. You’ll also learn about restoring teeth and tissues and study fixed prosthodontics operative techniques, with hands on components in the Simulated Dental Learning Environment. You’ll also study the restoration of endodontically treated teeth, removable prosthodontics and complete dentures.

    More details about our modules: 
    Core modules
    • RSD711 Foundations of Restorative Dentistry

      This module encompasses key concepts underpinning the delivery of restorative dentistry, enabling you to develop your understanding and knowledge of the subject. Teaching is delivered as seminars, demonstrations, and practical training in the simulated dental learning environment, enhancing clinical skills and improving patient care.

    • RSD712 Restoring Teeth and Tissues

      This module enables you to develop your skills and knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics, as well as providing an introduction to crown lengthening surgery and surgical management of periodontal disease. Teaching consists of lectures, demonstrations, and practical training in the simulated dental learning environment.

  • Year 2
  • Successfully complete the modules from your first year and go on to study advanced restorative dentistry in your second year. You’ll get the chance to focus on aesthetics and conservative aesthetic techniques and treatment planning for missing teeth including live implant surgical demonstration – moving up to advanced endodontics, adjunctive periodontal surgery, guided bone regeneration and soft tissue surgery, restorative practice and more.

    More details about our modules: 
    Core modules
    • RSD721 Advanced Restorative Dentistry 1

      This module builds on the skills acquired in modules 1 and 2 and focuses on aesthetic dental procedures, as well as introducing the use of dental implants. Teaching consists of lectures, demonstrations and practical training in the simulated dental learning environment.

    • RSD722 Advanced Restorative Dentistry 2

      This module enhances the skills acquired in modules 1, 2 and 3 by introducing more specialised procedures including periodontal and endodontic surgery, as well as methods for managing failing restorations. You are encouraged to flexibly and creatively apply your knowledge in innovative ways. Teaching consists of lectures, demonstrations, and practical training. You will demonstrate your competence by examination of three case reports submitted in advance.

  • Final year
  • Successfully complete 120 credits and choose to produce a dissertation to complete the masters in your third and final year. The aim of the dissertation is to enable you to demonstrate your ability to design, conduct, evaluate and write up a project on a topic that is of relevance to restorative dentistry - in doing so you’ll demonstrate your self-direction, originality and ability to act independently in the planning and implementation of project skills at an advanced professional level.
    Core modules
    • DIS732 Dental Programmes Dissertation

      This module is designed to enable students to produce a project dissertation under supervision, and to demonstrate: clinical question formulation; evidence acquisition; evidence evaluation; evidence synthesis within a clinical context; clinical decision-making and critical reflection skills.

Every postgraduate taught course has a detailed programme specification document describing the programme aims, the programme structure, the teaching and learning methods, the learning outcomes and the rules of assessment.

The following programme specification represents the latest programme structure and may be subject to change:

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The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Entry requirements

As a graduate, you should be in practice (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 Plymouth University. 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.

Plymouth University 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).

The Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry 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 Assist.

An accelerated top-up MSc in Restorative Dentistry is available to recent holders of the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) for enrolment in October 2017.

Fees, costs and funding

Academic Stage P/T delivery Only Fee per 60 credits

Stage 1 (certificate)
£10,000
Stage 2 (Diploma) £10,000
Stage
3 (Dissertation)
£5,000
MSc – full cost £25,000

How to apply

Make sure you meet the entry requirements for this programme.

Before you apply

Make sure you have all your supporting documents. Documents required usually include:

  • Evidence of qualifications (certificates or transcripts) to show that you meet, or expect to meet the entry requirements
  • Evidence of English language ability, if English is not your first language
  • Two references
  • Certificate of Current Professional Status from the General Dental Council
  • Two passport photographs
  • Curriculum Vitae or résumé, if required
  • Proof of sponsorship, if applicable

When to apply

Applications for postgraduate programmes of study can usually be made throughout the year. When applying for a taught postgraduate programme, please check for any submission deadlines with the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry Admissions team (contact details below).

Check the closing date and apply as early as possible as our programmes are popular.

Apply for this course

Applications should be made by using the PDF or Word application form.

Printed application forms are also available and can be obtained from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry Admissions team below. Please send your completed application form to the address or email listed below.

Admissions policy

More information and advice for applicants can be referenced in our online admissions policy for taught programmes. Prospective students are advised to read the policy before making an application to the University.

What happens after I apply?

For more information contact the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry Admissions team.

If you would like to speak to one of our course information advisors, please contact us:

Plymouth University
Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry
The John Bull Building
Research Way
Plymouth Science Park
Plymouth
PL6 8BU

Tel: +44 (0)1752 437333
Fax: +44 (0)1752 517842
Email: meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk

You will normally receive a decision on your application within four weeks of us receiving your application. You may be asked to provide additional information, to take part in an interview (which in the case of overseas students may be by telephone or video conference) or you will be sent a decision by letter or email.

The University aims to make the application procedure as simple and efficient as possible. Our Admissions and Course Information team is on hand to offer help and can put you in touch with the appropriate faculty if you wish to discuss any programme in detail. The Doctoral College is also available to answer any queries on our postgraduate research degrees.

If you have a disability and would like further information about the support provided by Plymouth University, please visit our Disability Services website.

Support is also available to overseas students applying to the University from our International Office.

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Accelerated top-up MSc in restorative dentistry

An accelerated top-up MSc in restorative dentistry is available to recent holders of the Diploma in Restorative Dentistry from the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) for enrolment in October 2017.

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