Entry to the programme is via an approved articulation arrangement route. Applicants need to have successfully completed an FGDP Post-registration Diploma programme; this provides 90 credits in the form of approved Accreditation of Prior Experiential and Certificated Learning (APECL).
Applicants must also be working in a dental workplace setting.
All applicants are considered on an individual basis and additional qualifications, and professional qualifications and experience will also be taken into account when considering applications.
Months of entry
The MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare Articulated Pathway (Advanced Dental Clinical Practice) is a part-time Master’s-level programme studied over 18 months. It provides the route for FGDP post-registration Diploma students to extend their study to a full Master’s qualification.
The programme is delivered by Kent's Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) and is a joint collaboration between the Centre and the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) (FGDP (UK)).
Candidates who have successfully completed an FGDP post-registration Diploma programme may apply for direct access entry with advanced standing of 90 credits to the next available MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare cohort.
The programme fosters intellectual and professional development of experienced healthcare practitioners allowing them to extend and deepen the analytical and critical reasoning powers which underpin practice (e.g. in organisational leadership and change, health and welfare systems, organisations and services and advanced technical procedures and practices).
The programme aims to:
- provide supervision for advanced practitioner-centred research that builds a culture of evaluation and enquiry into the practice environment
- equip experienced practitioners for their role in challenging, questioning and realigning strategies for specialist practice
- develop confident senior practitioners who are able to participate in the development of practice, and work effectively with organisational interests and evidence-based processes within complex multidisciplinary teams.
Information for international students
The University requires all non-native speakers of English to reach a minimum standard of proficiency in written and spoken English before beginning a postgraduate degree. Certain subjects require a higher level.
Fees and funding
Please see our funding pages for the most up to date information.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Centre for Professional Practice
- +44 (0) 1634 888929