Primary Dental Care MSc (Dent Sci)

This programme is not recruiting for September 2015

This Masters programme is designed for dental graduates who are currently working in either the salaried primary care service or dental practice in the UK.

Key facts

Why this programme

  • The degree is offered on a part-time basis over three years and will allow you to continue practising while studying for the qualification.
  • The close involvement of NHS clinical staff in delivering the programme ensures that it is relevant to future employment.
  • The clinical scenario-based learning environment also allows the development of key problem-solving skills and team skills including peer evaluation.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend all postgraduate lectures in the Dental School which includes invited speakers from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Glasgow and from dental companies.

Programme structure

Year 1

  • Core course consisting of basic sciences, health sciences and research sciences.

Year 2

Specialist course of choice

  • Endodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Fixed prosthodontics
  • Removable prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric dentistry
  • Special care dentistry
  • Fixed/removable prosthodontics
  • Oral surgery
  • Sedation.

Year 3

  • Research course.

Entry requirements

for entry in 2015

You must have an undergraduate degree in dentistry and be a dental practitioner practising in the UK/EU with three years’ post-qualification experience.

English language requirements

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training)

  • overall score 6.5
  • no sub-test less than 6.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications

All stated English tests are acceptable for admission for both home/EU and international students for this programme:

  • ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 20
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): 176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English):  176 overall; no sub-test less than 169
  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 60; no sub-test less than 59

For international students, the Home Office has confirmed that the University can choose to use these tests to make its own assessment of English language ability for visa applications to degree level programmes. The University is also able to accept an IELTS test (Academic module) from any of the 1000 IELTS test centres from around the world and we do not require a specific UKVI IELTS test for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Pre-sessional courses

The University of Glasgow accepts evidence of the required language level from the Language Centre Pre-sessional courses. We also consider other BALEAP accredited pre-sessional courses:


What do I do if...

my language qualifications are below the requirements?

The University's Language Centre offers a range of Pre-Sessional Courses to bring you up to entry level. The course is accredited by BALEAP, the UK professional association for academic English teaching; see Links.

my language qualifications are not listed here?

Please contact the Recruitment and International Office:


For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office:

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2015-16 (subject to change and for guidance only)

MSc (Dent Sci)

Home and EU
Full time fee£7000
Full time fee£15750

Please note, the programme is part-time only, the fees quoted above are fees per year.

Funding opportunities

How to apply

Online application is the quickest and easiest way of applying.

However, you can still make a postal application using our Application for Graduate Studies and Referee’s Report forms which should be completed and returned together with all supporting documents to:

  • Graduate School,
    Room 321, Wolfson Medical School Building,
    University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8QQ.

Applications can be accepted through to the end of August.

Apply now