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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.

Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry


Course content

The programme will enable you to make evidence based assessments to facilitate clinical decision-making. It will serve to enhance your level of professional confidence and leadership skills through individual study, group project work, teamwork and organisational skills. This in turn may 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 health management within a variety of diverse patient profiles.

This degree is designed as a blended learning programme delivered via online teaching platforms and residential weeks based at UCL Eastman Dental Institute. Residential weeks include practical skills sessions and group exercises.

There are multiple exit points (Certificate/ Diploma) for qualifying students who are not able to complete the 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
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification


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.

*N.B. For the academic year 2021/22 the residential weeks are as follows:

Year 1: 25th- 29th October 2021 and 21st - 25th February 2022

Year 2: 24th - 28th January 2022

If you have any questions about this please contact us, as attendance at the residential weeks is compulsory.

Course contact details

+44(0) 20 34 561 022