Taught course

Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics

The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution. Evidence of citizenship of an EU country will be required for those claiming home student status. The School also requires applicants to have at least two years' experience in general professional practice.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed for dental practitioners who wish to further their knowledge in fixed and removable prosthodontics. This specialty comprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or worn teeth using fixed and removable prostheses, including implant-supported or stabilised restorations.

Students will be allocated to the temporomandibular disorders clinic.

Module details

The MSc has the following components:

Specialist clinical component (90 credits): Full time graduate students are required to attend the clinical component for six sessions per week over the 45 weeks.

Seminars are normally conducted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September to December. Guest lecturers, visits to selected dental laboratories and other selected prosthodontic units are an integral part of the clinical component.

Research Methods Component (15 credits): The aim is to equip students with skills related to design, execution and interpretation of clinical and clinically-related research.

Biostatistics Component (15 credits): The aim is to equip students with skills related to data collection, simple analysis and interpretation of clinical and clinically-related research.

Dissertation (60 credits): The aim of this module is to offer research training in identification, formulation and implementation of a specific research project.

Teaching and learning methods are designed to encourage the student to take responsibility for their own learning and to integrate work with formal educational activities.

Examples of dissertations submitted include:

  • An investigation to evaluate fracture resistance of fibre-reinforced crowns
  • The effect of isolating solution on the attachment and retention of candidal species on denture acrylic
  • A comparative assessment of dentists' perceptions of smile aesthetics in facial and dental views
  • The outcomes of providing dental implants to patients with risk of osteoporosis of the mandibular bone
  • A comparison of prosthodontic treatment plan prescribing provided by Vocational dental practitioners and their trainees in England

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS of 6.5 with no less than 6 in the written component TOEFL: 577 paper-based 233 computer-based 90 iBT Pearson Test 59-65 This certification must be no more than 12 months old.

Fees and funding

Please visit the University website for funding information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+44 (0)161 306 0239