Taught course

Advanced and Specialist Healthcare

University of Kent · Centre for Professional Practice

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold one of the following: An exisiting professional qualification with registration to General Dental Council or a professional qualification in a related field, for example; dental practice management, dental public health or dental health promotion studies.

Months of entry


Course content

Advanced and Specialist Healthcare (Applied Dental Professional Practice) MSc is a flexible, transdisciplinary, postgraduate programme designed for dental professionals who wish to develop their academic skills alongside their professional role.

Exploring a specific area of your profession you will consider the professional challenges associated with your practice and develop academic skills. You will gain the opportunities to analyse the current debates relating to key issues relevant to the professional dental context in which you are working and develop academic and professional skills necessary to meet the evolving needs of patient care of contemporary practice.

This flexible programme has been designed to encourage you to think more deeply about the challenges associated with your professional practice while enabling you to tailor your degree to your particular interests and career aspirations.

Modules include: Evidence Based Practice, Professional Standard Setting in Dental professional Practice, Dentistry in a Contemporary Contest, Research Skills, Inter-professional Working, Dissertation and a selection of optional modules.


You will be asked to undertake preparatory reading and tasks, carry out work-based investigations and participant-led presentations. All assessment tasks are designed to allow you to develop expertise in the application of dental professional practice within the context of your work and subject interest.

Assessment is through:

  • oral presentations
  • written assignments
  • portfolio assessments
  • action learning sets

In addition, in Stage 3 you complete a dissertation of 10,000-12,000 words.

Information for international students

For detailed information see our English language requirements . Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways.

Fees and funding

Please visit our funding webpages for the most current informaton and application processes

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months

Course contact details

Centre for Professional Practice (for subject enquires)
+44 (0) 1634 888929