Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental hygiene qualification (diploma or bachelors) and be currently working as dental hygienist in practice with at least three years’ clinical experience post qualification.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Months of entry


Course content

The programme will enable you to make evidence based assessments and apply them to clinical decision-making using state of the art techniques. Furthermore, it will serve to enhance your level of professional confidence and leadership skills through group project work, encouraging teamwork and management skills. This in turn will equip you to consider alternate employment settings such as allied healthcare leadership or teaching posts.

Gain further in depth understanding of theoretical,physiological and pathological aspects of oral diseases management in a variety of diverse patient profiles.

This degree is designed as a blended learning programme delivered mainly on line with practical skills lab work and group exercises deliverd at UCL Eastman Dental Institute.

There are multiple exit points (Certificate/ Diploma) for qualifying students who are not able to complete the whole MSc qualification.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    36 months


    The modules will primarily be delivered online with block teaching at UCL Eastman* of practical skills, lab work, group seminars and discussions. Learning methods will be through flip teaching, exercises based on reading material, discussion sessions, and didactic lectures. Assessment takes place through clinical cases, written assessments, online quizzes, discussion forums and oral examinations.

    While most of the programme is delivered online, students will be required to attend the UCL Eastman for two weeks in their first year, one week in their second and third years and attend for all exam dates.

    *Nb.For those starting in September 2019, the residential weeks will be held 21-25 October 2019 and 24-28 February 2020.

    Course contact details

    +44 (0)20 3370 1214