Taught course


The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

We require a primary dental qualification from a recognised institution and at least two years' recent experience in general professional practice.

Months of entry


Course content

Our three-year MSc (Clin) Periodontology course focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. You will learn the skills needed to critically evaluate and solve problems relating to periodontology.

Your research skills will also be developed as you learn how to design research projects, collect data, conduct simple analyses and interpret the results.

These projects may be within areas such as genetics, microbiology or biomaterials.

Your research will benefit from our links with the Cochrane Oral Health Group and the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for the Treatment of Cranio-Facial Anomalies.

Our course is also designed to prepare you to become a Member in Restorative Dentistry through the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

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: Listening 18; 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 may not be required to provide proof of English certification.

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) 161 275 5220