Taught course


University of Central Lancashire · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements

Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements:

  • Be qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practice dentistry
  • Be registered with the General Dental Council (or equivalent)
  • Be in professional practice or have a hospital appointment while attending the course.
  • Be registered with a Defence Union - possessing indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level
  • Possess indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level
  • Possess a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease (Hepatitis B).
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent). Competency may be demonstrated by qualification, accreditation of prior learning or separate University assessment.

Months of entry


Course content

About the course

Our MSc Prosthodontics programme is the ideal course for dentists looking to enhance the provision of prosthodontic treatment within their practice. You will experience hands-on clinical training and patient treatment as well as receiving current knowledge to equip you to provide effective and appropriate prosthodontic treatment as part of your clinical practice.

This course has evolved from our successful three-year MSc Prosthodontics programme and has been re-designed following student feedback to meet the needs of busy general dental practitioners.

Within a part-time educational route, you’ll study contemporary practice and evidence-based principles and systems to ensure the best outcomes for you and your patients.

Why study with us

  • You will be able to study whilst you continue working as much of the academic content is delivered through a modern, online delivery model.
  • You’ll study at a University that is well known as a provider of high-quality clinical training and education with state-of-the-art teaching facilities.
  • The University works in conjunction with governing dental bodies, ensuring that the curriculum facilitates the development of transferable skills, which you can apply to your clinical practice.

What you'll do

  • You’ll plan and treat real patients referred by local dental practitioners in our on campus University Dental Clinic.
  • You’ll experience 4 days of supervised clinical training in Year 1 and 15 days in Year 2 under the direct clinical supervision of experienced consultants and specialists.
  • You will enjoy a teaching faculty led by Professor Dominic Stewardson, a highly experienced consultant in restorative dentistry, and University course leader.


You’ll need to attend up to 20 study/assessment days per year. Many of these sessions are in the School of Dentistry with some sessions in the University’s Dental Clinic, where you will be supported to assess, undertake and ultimately lead in clinical treatment.

To accompany the study days, much of the course content, including lecture notes, PowerPoint slides, videos of lectures and assignments will be delivered to you via the University’s e-learn system. This means you can study from home.

Initially we offer plenary lectures and practical sessions in our state-of-the-art phantom head facility, including work on pig’s head and similar systems. As you move through the first year of the course you’ll progress to working on live patients, under close supervision, in our Dental Clinic. You’ll develop skills that will be assessed through continuous assessment.

Your academic knowledge will develop though presentations, directed reading and case-based discussions. You’ll lead and work in groups too, which are typically <12 per cohort. This is an informal and supportive learning environment.

We must of course have assessments and examinations - these are designed to allow you to monitor your progress and guide your learning as well as testing your core knowledge and skills at regular intervals throughout the programme. Assessments focus on your higher-level skills including the application of knowledge, diagnosis and planning, rather than simply remembering facts. Typical assessments would include analysis of given clinical cases, case presentations, practical tests, written examinations and critical essays.

Two modules (DX4017 and DX4027) are delivered and assessed online. The clinical modules (DX4020 and DX4029) are assessed with a blend of course work, written assessments, practical assessments including direct observations whilst treating patients, and seen and unseen clinical case assessments. For detailed module informaton please visit the course page on our website.


For dentists looking to introduce prosthodontic treatment within their practice, this is the ideal course. During this course you will plan and treat patients under direct clinical supervision, in our UCLan Dental Clinic.


Postgraduate qualifications in dentistry are not regulated by the General Dental Council in the UK.


This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892 400