Taught course


Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

You should have a primary qualification in Dentistry - BDS or equivalent, plus two years full-time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry, including evidence that you have specific relevant experience in Periodontal care.

Applicants from UK or EU

Obtaining the National Training Number (NTN) is highly recommended for UK or EU applicants to this course. Therefore, in addition to the application to Queen Mary University of London for this programme, a separate application is also required for submission directly to the Health Education England to obtain the National Training Number (NTN). For further information on how to apply for the NTN number please click on this link.

International applicants

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 in writing..

Please note that in order for your application to be considered you must have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 at the point of submission of your application.

Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

Applications are processed upon receipt. The application deadline is 31st January in the year of entry. However, we reserve the right to receive further applications after the deadline and make decisions on those applications subject to places being available

Months of entry


Course content

If you are a dental graduate who wants to pursue a career in Periodontics, this programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate Programme in Periodontics provides an integrated 3 years training for dentists who aspire to be specialists, either in primary or secondary services, or clinical academics of the future.

The DClinDent Degree integrates academic activities with clinical practice and research up to level 8 of FHEQ and covers all the topics in the GDC(UK) Specialist Curriculum. The degree is full-time and will provide a sound basis for developing an academic career and for preparing for a career as a specialist in the discipline of Periodontics. Completion of this programme can lead to eligibility to sit the Membership in Periodontics examination of The Royal College of Surgeons.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
distance learning
N/A months
part time
N/A months
N/A months

Course contact details

Dr Dominiki Chatzopoulou
+44 (0)20 7882 8639