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Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and be registered with the General Dental Council in the UK, with a minimum of two years' post-qualification clinical experience.

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

This Postgraduate Diploma programme is designed for dentists wishing to enhance their endodontic knowledge and clinical skills, whilst continuing to work in practice, and runs part-time over two years. Graduates are well-regarded and recognised for their performance; and enjoy high employment and employer satisfaction rates.

The first year of the programme is delivered in a new state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratory under the direct coaching and mentoring of experienced and highly regarded teaching staff. This year lays the foundation of knowledge and integrates it with technical skill development. Both facets are integrated into the students' own clinical practices through mentored support and reflective case-log.

The second year includes 15 days of directly supervised clinical work on patients at the Eastman Dental Institute/Hospital. Staff-to-student ratios are optimal allowing maximum opportunity for clinical application of knowledge and technical skills development. A clinical log-book is maintained throughout with student and tutor reflections to ensure tangible and systematic growth in knowledge and skills.

Fees and funding

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGDip
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


The programme is delivered through seminars, lectures, tutorials, hands-on practical sessions, reflective clinical and technical work log-books and case conferences on practice-managed patients in the first year, supported by direct clinical supervision of patient management during the second year.

A range of different assessment techniques are used including essays, short answer questions, oral examinations, multiple choice questions, as well as assessed pieces of work including practical work log-book, clinical work log-book, clinical audit project, and technical and clinical case presentations.

Course contact details

+44 (0)20 3456 1092