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Paediatric Dentistry, DClinDent

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) Edinburgh, United Kingdom
The DClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry is a three-year, full-time programme at The University of Edinburgh which allows attainment of a Taught Professional Doctorate in Paediatric Dentistry.
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Overview

The DClinDent in Paediatric Dentistry at The University of Edinburgh aims to provide doctoral-level educational opportunities to enable students to develop, consolidate and enhance their range of academic and clinical competencies to enable independent and reflective practice in Paediatric Dentistry,

The programme is appropriate for trainees wishing to present for the Tri-Collegiate Diploma of Membership in Paediatric Dentistry (M Paed Dent) examination administered by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Career opportunities

The programme is aimed at qualified dental practitioners who wish to further enhance their evidence-based knowledge and skills in Paediatric Dentistry to attain a Professional Doctorate and also at individuals preparing for the Tri-Collegiate Specialty Membership Examination in Paediatric Dentistry.

The latter facilitates access to the United Kingdom General Dental Council Specialist Register in Paediatric Dentistry, allowing an individual to practice as a specialist and with further training, appointment as a substantive/honorary NHS Consultant.

Likewise, for overseas students attainment of both a Professional Doctorate and a College Speciality Membership normally allows appointment within their own country at the Specialist/Consultant level. Candidates are strongly encouraged to confirm with the regulatory bodies of their country of origin as to how the DClinDent and MPaedDent are recognised.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The programme consists of 14 courses. All courses are compulsory, assessed and credit-bearing. Attendance is required on weekdays for 42 weeks each year. All students are required to successfully complete occupational health clearance to undergo exposure prone procedures prior to being allowed to treat patients.
  • The programme commences with an initial module of four to six weeks based in the clinical skills laboratory to allow the postgraduate to become familiar with the rationale and clinical techniques used in the Department of Paediatric Dentistry at the Edinburgh Dental Institute. During the initial months, there is an introduction to the dental literature and to research methodology. 
  • The remainder of the programme follows a consistent pattern where six sessions each week are spent in the clinical care of patients. The remaining four sessions each week are dedicated to the academic and research programmes as well as personal study.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' postgraduate experience.
Protecting Vulnerable Groups
  • All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49050 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 49050 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    21900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21900 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

UK government postgraduate loans

If you live in the UK, you may be able to apply for a postgraduate loan from one of the UK’s governments. The type and amount of financial support you are eligible for will depend on your programme, the duration of your studies, and your residency status. 

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