Taught course

Dental Implantology (Dental Specialties)

The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

We require evidence of your primary dental qualification from a recognised institution and acceptable levels of literacy in English.

You must have at least two years' recent experience of general professional practice and be currently working in practice in the UK, full or part-time, as patients will normally need to be brought in for treatment.

You must have full membership of the General Dental Council (UK).

Months of entry


Course content

Our MSc Dental Implantology (Dental Specialties) course gives dental practitioners the knowledge and skills needed to replace missing teeth and support oral tissues with dental implants.

This course is ideal for dentists with a range of experience, from those new to the discipline to those with considerable implant exposure.

You will develop the requisite knowledge and skills to undertake implant surgery and prosthodontic reconstruction with predictable long-term success while studying a comprehensive range of course units.

You will complete a five-day foundation course at Manchester Dental Education Centre (MANDEC) in July. This ensures that you possess foundation knowledge before starting the MSc in September.

During the MSc, you will complete five cases and go on surgical placements where you will receive one-to-one mentoring from an experienced implant surgeon.

You will also attend a two-day cadaver course run by the Royal College of Surgeons and local consultants, and travel to an implant company teaching centre in Sweden for two days to receive teaching from well-established international contributors. You will continue to attend several hands-on courses at MANDEC.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require one of the following:

  • IELTS test 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in all components);
  • TOEFL test: 90 (internet-based) (Minimum: Listening18; Writing 20; Reading 18 and Speaking 20);
  • Pearson Test 59-65 (with no less than 51 in each component).

Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements as noted above, at the time of application, will not be considered.

Overseas candidates who hold a degree from a country officially recognised as majority English-speaking are not required to provide proof of English certification.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements including English language see entry requirements from your country.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
18 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 5220