Taught course

Clinical Dentistry (Paediatric Dentistry)

The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

We require a primary dental qualification from a recognised institution.

We also require you to have at least two years' recent experience in clinical professional practice.

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Paediatric Dentistry course will equip you with the advanced academic knowledge and clinical skills required to practice as a specialist in paediatric dentistry.

This is a full-time, three-year master's degree that combines the taught and research elements of the MSc with a mandatory clinical training unit.

You will build up your knowledge of literature in this field, learning from consultants and specialists in paediatric dentistry. Taught elements are delivered in lectures, seminars, practical skills sessions and online learning.

You will develop your clinical skills at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester, with general anaesthesia lists running at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital and Trafford General Hospital.

Clinical teaching involves close supervision of a personal cohort of patients with a broad range of paediatric dental needs, including those with dental anomalies, trauma and caries, under supervision by hospital specialists and consultants. Clinical training involves attendance at consultant new patient clinics.

Completing this course will prepare you to practice as a specialist paediatric dentist or pursue a clinical academic or research career in this field. You will be eligible to sit the Membership in Paediatric Dentistry tri-collegiate specialty membership examination upon completion of the course.

Information for international students

Successful applicants will be proficient in English language. Applicants who are from countries that are not majority English-speaking must provide evidence of their English language proficiency.

We require a Secure English Language Test (SELT) at or greater than the following minimum requirements:

  • IELTS: Overall 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in the written component and 5.5 in all components)
  • TOEFL: 90 (internet-based) (Minimum: Listening 18; Writing 20; Reading 18 and Speaking 20)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0225