Masters In Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent)



Programme Design Driven by Practicality

The masters degree level programmes offered are all awarded as MClinDent which is considered as a clinically based qualification so are more appropriate to actual clinical practice than traditional MSc teaching programmes. 

Through a combination of academic rigour and experience The City of London Dental School in conjunction with BPP University has developed a flexible and innovative approach to education specifically tailored for in-service dental professionals. As a professionally-focused educational institution, the school appreciates the time pressures, financial commitments and clinical responsibilities unique to dental professionals. The dental school offers a wide range of subjects and flexible study options, including selected specialties with actual clinical practice under supervision.

Common Modular Template

All our MClinDent programmes are three years, full or part time and structured to a standard format or training template sharing a common structure of core modules. Students who successfully complete the first two years may withdraw from the programme with a postgraduate diploma. At the end of the third year students will be awarded a MClinDent in their chosen field of dentistry.

Academic year intake is three times a year and corresponds to the programme modules usually run in October, January and May.  After each module students must complete a written assignment related to the module topic. 

First Year

Students are required to attend three taught modules of five days duration in the first year. The first year establishes the basis for sound treatment decision-making and clinical practice.

Second Year

In the second year there are two more taught modules of three and four days duration respectively and a clinical practice module of variable duration. This is dependent on the time and frequency of clinical exposure necessary to acquire advanced restorative experience. The nature and type of supervision required to demonstrate the relevant core competencies of the clinical practice module will vary according to the speciality undertaken and current GDC  guidelines.

Third Year

In the third year there will be a single taught module covering design and methodology and a variable number of tutorials with a personal project supervisor. Tutors will work on an individual basis with students helping and guiding the student through their thesis. Some of this will entail blended learning where students will receive tutor support of the professional project via the internet. During this period students start their dissertations applying the literature, research skills and knowledge acquired during the training module delivered over three days to introduce research to an area of interest relevant to their chosen specialty. This can be submitted for publication in the dental literature.


Entry Requirements

For UK applicants:

  • Undergraduate qualification in dentistry
  • Completion of at least one year in clinical practice and
  • Current General Dental Council (GDC) practising certificate
  • Current evidence of malpractice indemnity insurance

For EU applicants:

  • Undergraduate qualification in dentistry
  • Completion of at least one year in clinical practice
  • Letter of good standing or equivalent from an appropriate regulatory dental body
  • Prior to commencing clinical placement in the UK satisfactory compliance:
    • Current satisfactory immunisation status and
    • Current evidence of a satisfactory CRB check

For Non-EU applicants:

  • Undergraduate qualification in dentistry
  • Completion of at least one year in clinical practice
  • Letter of good standing or equivalent from an appropriate regulatory dental body