Taught course

Fixed & Removable Prosthodontics (Dental Specialties)

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. In addition to this, students will be allocated to the temporomandibular disorders clinic.

Module details
The MSc has the following components:

Specialist clinical component (90 credits)

Full-time students are required to attend the clinical component six sessions per week over the 45 weeks. Part-time students are required to attend the clinical component three sessions per week in each of the two years.

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: The aim is to equip students with skills related to design, execution and interpretation of clinical and clinically-related research.

Biostatistics Component: 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

Self funded, scholarship/sponsorship from government/employer.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Professional practice20
Dissertation30 (20000 words)

Course contact details

School of Dentistry
+44 (0)161 306 0239