Taught course

Advanced Restorative Dental Therapy (Distance Learning) (Top-Up)

University of Portsmouth · University of Portsmouth Dental Academy

Entry requirements

This course is available to Applicants with current registration with the Dental Council, or equivalent Professional body to practice dentistry clinically. Students who have previously achieved the PgDip in Advanced Restorative Dental Therapy are able to apply to the MSc to complete the final research year.

English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

March, September

Course content


This one-year distance learning MSc in Advanced Restorative Dental Therapy is tailor-made to boost your clinical career. Distance learning lets you minimise the time you spend away from family and practice, as you top-up your existing Advanced Restorative Dental Therapy PGDip (or equivalent) to a full Master’s qualification. We work in partnership with the Academy of Dental Excellence to validate a PgDip in Advanced Restorative Dental Therapy – meaning you'll have the necessary qualification to progress onto this Master's top-up degree course.

This is a comprehensive way to deepen your knowledge of restorative dentistry. You’ll evaluate studies and technological innovations, and produce a unique piece of research linked to your own practice.

Developing your knowledge and refining your clinical skills will give you a new professional edge. Reflecting on your practice will make you a particularly insightful and perceptive specialist.

Along the way, you’ll get expert guidance from researchers and clinicians at a University that is helping to shape the dental industry’s future.

The combination of clinical rigour and research innovation aligned to your interests means this MSc can open up a range of rewarding career possibilities.

Course highlights

  • Gain the knowledge and confidence to treat more complex cases
  • Learn professional research methods and apply them to a clinical area of your choice, to deepen your knowledge and specialist capabilities
  • Build your confidence in practice and research with support and guidance from dedicated supervisors
  • Enrich your expertise by exchanging ideas with a global team of clinicians and researchers in dental public health, dental education and clinical innovation
  • Make an original contribution to knowledge in the field of restorative dentistry through your dissertation project, adding your voice to the conversation on dental practice advancement
  • Explore options for career progression by networking with experienced registered clinicians
  • Save time and money: study in your own time, from anywhere in the world, at a course cost that is highly competitive
Careers and opportunities

As a graduate of this course, you’ll have the skills and expertise to develop your career in a range of rewarding directions.

You’ll demonstrate the ability to critically assess scientific and technological innovations in dentistry. As well as improving individuals’ oral health, you’ll be able to enhance collective knowledge across the field of restorative dentistry.

What’s more, you'll have developed skills that are valued beyond the clinical environment ­– including communication, project management and critical thinking.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    12 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

University Admissions Centre
+44 (0)23 9284 5566