Advanced General Dental Practice MClinDent

This full-time course is open to international applicants only.

If you are an UK/EU national, t
his programme is also offered as a flexible pathway providing state of the art learning opportunities to practitioners looking to enhance their skills in dentistry treatments. Please contact the School of Dentistry Admissions team to discuss this in more detail.

This unique course will advance your skills and clinical development in general dental practice providing core skills in oral health, patient challenges and dealing with complex dental cases. The course has a heavily clinically-based nature and is the only course in the UK that provides an integrated postgraduate clinical education.

The course has been designed in close collaboration with General Dental Practitioners (GDPs) to provide flexible, tailored support and will equip you with advanced knowledge and skills to provide more complex care for patients.

Aimed at experienced dental surgeons seeking personal, professional and clinical progression the course will develop your problem solving skills within a patient-focused clinical setting.

  • Course content

    The programme includes:

    • Content across the disciplines of General Dental Practice
    • High quality and supervised clinical practice
    • Innovative Case-Based Learning materials
    • Teaching in small groups
    • World-leading virtual experience in our clinical rehearsal suite
    • Access to advanced haptic training simulations
    • Teaching by tutors who understand the needs of general dental practitioners
    • Mentoring from an experienced, practising general dental practitioner

    Modules total 120 credits in each of the three years, of which 40-60 credits will be from clinical practice.

    Year 1

    This suite of modules aims to update your knowledge in new innovations and emerging evidence to provide a firm foundation on which to build new skills.

    Core Principles of Advanced General Dental Practice (20 credits)
    Takes the knowledge and application of the evidence behind prevention and management of the key dental diseases to a more advanced level.

    Patient Challenges from infancy to old age (20 credits)
    Expands applied knowledge of more complex and challenging patient interactions.

    Managing Dental Aesthetics the Worn Dentition (20 credits)
    Will consider dental appearance and indications for restoration of tooth surface loss.

    Clinical Practice 1
    Refreshing and Refining Skills (60 credits)
    The rehearsal of clinical skills will be validated before progression to management of real cases in the clinics of the Dental Institute and in your own practice.

    Year 2

    Year 2 develops higher level skills in more challenging and complex situations.

    Oral Medicine and Oral Surgery (20 credits)
    Equips you to diagnose and manage oral medical and surgical issues.

    Endodontics, Traumatology and Paediatric Dentistry (20 credits)
    Will develop and apply a higher level of knowledge in this discipline.

    Advanced Periodontology and the Failing Dentition (20 credits)
    Consideration will be given to issues in periodontology and restorative dentistry.

    Research Methodology and Statistics (10 credits)
    Prepare for the MClinDent independent research project with this research skills module.

    Clinical Practice 2
    Developing and Expanding Skills (50 credits)

    Applied knowledge gained in supporting academic modules is translated into the clinical setting.

    Year 3

    Year three culminates in an original independent research dissertation giving you the opportunity to explore an area of interest in-depth. There is also a Clinical Audit Project where you will be able to choose an area of practice which you wish to analyse.

    Research dissertation (40 credits)
    You will undertake an individual project and deepen your understanding of the philosophy of research, ethics and ethical approval, good practice in research and research methodology. You will gain experience of working within research groups with clinical and non-clinical colleagues.

    Clinical Audit Project (10 credits)
    Discuss how you can improve clinical practice to make a positive difference to your patients. The project includes how to plan an audit, collect different types of data and how to compile, analyse and interpret data and implement change.

    Multidisciplinary Management of the Complex Case (20 credits)
    This module addresses multi-disciplinary issues such as diagnosis and management of atypical facial pain and temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).

    Clinical Practice 3
    Dealing with Complexity and Challenge (50 credits)

    This module develops skills in more challenging situations in a supported environment.

    Course Structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
    For more information on typical modules, read Advanced General Dental Practice MClinDent - International in the course catalogue.

    You will study at Leeds for three years. Credits required for the Masters award are 360.

    Course structure

    These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.

    For more information on typical modules, read Advanced General Dental Practice MClinDent in the course catalogue

    Learning and teaching

    Teaching will take place in small groups as a series of modules covering case based learning platforms and enhanced clinical education at the Leeds Dental Institute.

    You will be taught by staff with a wealth of General Dental Practice experience. Learning will be tailored to General Dental Practitioners.

    You will have access to our world-leading virtual learning platform which includes the use of the largest clinical rehearsal suite in Europe.


    You will be assessed on your ability to apply your knowledge of advanced dental practice alongside competency of performing clinical procedures.

    Assessment of professional standards is a key feature and includes the submission of a “living” portfolio covering a professional development plan, 360o feedback, results of patient surveys and personal reflection.

  • Applying, fees and funding

    Entry requirements

    Primary Clinical Dental qualification that is acceptable to the University of Leeds: BDS, BChD or equivalent.

    Three years' full time (or equivalent) post-graduation clinical experience in General Dental Practice.

    Letter of recommendation from two registered, senior, dentally-qualified clinicians who are able to verify the details of the application.

    Applicants will provide evidence of a satisfactory, recent CQC evaluation of the dental practice where they are principally based, will confirm that the case mix is balanced and that it will demonstrate sufficient flexibility of presentation.

    The University of Leeds will undertake a telephone interview (criteria will be published) to validate this statement.

    English language requirements

    IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

    How to apply

    • Apply

    This link takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
    If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.

    Application deadline: 30th July 2018.
    Late applications may be considered on an ad hoc basis.

    Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

    Admissions policy

    School of Dentistry taught postgraduate admissions policy


    UK/EU: Not relevant

    International: £129,000 (total)

    Read more about paying fees and charges.

    For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

    Part-time fees are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

    You must pay a £1,500 deposit when you accept your offer to secure your place on the programme.

    Additional cost information

    There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs

    Scholarships and financial support

    If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.  Find out more at Masters funding overview.

  • Career opportunities

    This unique programme includes extensive clinical experience and assessment of skills and will support your clinical development to an Advanced level. These higher level skills will be invaluable to future employers in your home country and will allow you to upskill in core competences in dentistry.

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