Postgraduate taught 

Endodontology MSc

The next intake for this programme will depend on levels of interest. Register your interest and we’ll be in touch when applications open.

For dentists wishing to develop knowledge and clinical skills in Endodontics. Students will expand their academic, clinical diagnostic and treatment skills to a higher level.

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Why this programme

  • Study at a renowned institution with an established track record for delivering postgraduate Endodontic teaching.
  • Clinical sessions under the supervision of experienced clinicians.
  • Provides dentists with knowledge and skills to enhance their careers in Endodontics.
  • Facilitate the acquisition and integration of a knowledge base in Endodontology to enable graduates to practise evidence-based dentistry at the level of a dentist with enhanced skills.
  • Lay the academic foundations to pursue further training/research.
  • Teaching schedule that accommodates the needs of a practicing general dental practitioner.
  • Programme is led by Professor William McLean, current President of the British Endodontic Society and Congress President for the World Endodontic Congress 2024.

Programme structure

Year One

  • ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODS IN ORAL SCIENCES
    • This course will develop the students’ critical understanding of the different methodologies and approaches used by researchers of a scientific and clinical background in subject areas allied to oral sciences. Students will critically examine research techniques employed in a variety of medical research disciplines and investigate how they can be used to enhance clinical medicine.
  • BIOLOGICAL BASIS OF ENDODONTIC DISEASE
    • The course aims to develop a knowledge base required for assessing the needs of patients with endodontic disease and will also help students to develop skills in the treatment planning and delivery of appropriate immediate and subsequent treatment. Students will be exposed to a range of clinical and technical skills pertinent to the technical and clinical stages requisite to such treatment.
  • INTRODUCTION TO ORAL SCIENCE RESEARCH SKILLS
    • This course aims to provide a training in generic research skills for dentists, including critical analysis of literature, how to write and publish a research paper, managing data and its integrity, bioinformatics and entry level statistics, and the principles underpinning the selection and implementation of practical laboratory methods. Students will also critically analyse, interpret, organise, and scrutinise real data sets.
  • PRIMARY ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
    • The course aims to facilitate the acquisition and integration of a knowledge base to provide the student with academic knowledge and clinical skills to enable them to provide appropriate treatment to patients with primary endodontic disease. During the course, students will be asked to demonstrate a range of clinical and technical skills pertinent to the provision of root canal treatment.

Year Two

  • ADVANCED ENDODONTICS
    • The course aims to provide the academic knowledge and clinical skills to enable students to develop their skills in diagnosing endodontic problems and to provide appropriate treatment to endodontic patients. During the course, students will learn how to diagnose endodontic failure and how this can be treated by non-surgical or surgical means.
  • ENDODONTIC INTERFACES
    • The course aims to provide the student with academic knowledge and clinical skills to enable them to develop their skills in diagnosing endodontic problems and to provide appropriate treatment to endodontic patients. During the course, students will be asked to demonstrate a range of clinical and technical skills relating to multidisciplinary patient treatment care.
  • TOOTH LOSS AND STRATEGIES FOR TOOTH REPLACEMENT
    • The course aims to provide the academic knowledge and clinical skills to enable them to develop their skills in diagnosing endodontic problems and to provide appropriate treatment to endodontic patients. During the course, students will learn the impact of endodontic disease and how teeth lost due to endodontic failure can be replaced.

Year Three - Dissertation

Teaching will be delivered in the form of in-person small group seminars/tutorials, case-based discussions, and online sessions. Experts from different disciplines will deliver tutorials that are aligned with their own research experience and/or clinical practice.

Clinical skills will be taught through clinical techniques sessions that will run alongside the credit bearing components of the programme. These sessions will explore key clinical techniques in Endodontics providing contemporary in-depth training in the latest techniques and skills. Students will then progress to clinical sessions with direct supervision delivered at Glasgow Dental Hospital.

Programme alteration or discontinuation
The University of Glasgow endeavours to run all programmes as advertised. In exceptional circumstances, however, the University may withdraw or alter a programme. For more information, please see: Student contract.

Career prospects

Completion of this course will enhance clinical skills in Endodontics allowing delivery of contemporary treatment to patients.  This course aligns with the requirements for accreditation as a dentist with enhanced skills and can support an application for accreditation to work within managed clinical networks.  It will not allow registration as a specialist, but it will enhance an application for those wishing to apply for specialist training. It will also lay the foundations on which some students may wish to pursue further research in Endodontology.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a BDS or equivalent and be registered with the General Dental Council.

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)

  • 7.0 with no subtests under 7.0
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test
  • IELTS One Skill Retake accepted.

Common equivalent English language qualifications

TOEFL (ibt, my best or athome)

  • 94; with Reading 24; Listening 24; Speaking 23; Writing 27
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements , this includes TOEFL mybest.

Pearsons PTE Academic

  • 66 with no subtest less than: Listening 66;Reading 68; Speaking 65; Writing 82
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Cambridge Proficiency in English (CPE) and Cambridge Advanced English (CAE)

  • 185 overall, no subtest less than 185
  • Tests must have been taken within 2 years 5 months of start date. Applicants must meet the overall and subtest requirements using a single test.

Oxford English Test

  • Oxford ELLT 8
  • R&L: OIDI level no less than 8 with Reading: 27-28 and Listening: 20
  • W&S: OIDI level no less than 8.

Trinity College Tests

Integrated Skills in English II & III & IV: ISEII Pass with Pass in all sub-tests.

Alternatives to English Language qualification

  • Degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
    • students must have studied for a minimum of 2 years at Undergraduate level, or 9 months at Master's level, and must have complete their degree in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years
  • Undergraduate 2+2 degree from majority-English speaking country (as defined by the UKVI including Canada if taught in English)
    • students must have completed their final two years study in that majority-English speaking country and within the last 6 years

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 UKVI approved Secure English Language Tests (SELT) but we do not require a specific UKVI SELT for degree level programmes. We therefore still accept any of the English tests listed for admission to this programme.

Applicants must have their English language qualifications when they apply and before the application deadline.

 

For further information about English language requirements, please contact the Recruitment and International Office using our enquiry form

International students

We are proud of our diverse University community which attracts students and staff from over 140 different countries.

How to apply

To apply for a postgraduate taught degree you must apply online. We cannot accept applications any other way.

Please check you meet the Entry requirements for this programme before you begin your application.

Documents

As part of your online application, you also need to submit the following supporting documents:

  • A copy (or copies) of your official degree certificate(s) (if you have already completed your degree)
  • A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing full details of subjects studied and grades/marks obtained
  • Official English translations of the certificate(s) and transcript(s)
  • One reference letter on headed paper
  • Evidence of your English language ability (if your first language is not English)
  • Any additional documents required for this programme (see Entry requirements for this programme)
  • A copy of the photo page of your passport (Non-EU students only)

You have 42 days to submit your application once you begin the process.

You may save and return to your application as many times as you wish to update information, complete sections or upload supporting documents such as your final transcript or your language test.

For more information about submitting documents or other topics related to applying to a postgraduate taught programme, see how to apply for a postgraduate taught degree

Guidance notes for using the online application

These notes are intended to help you complete the online application form accurately; they are also available within the help section of the online application form. 

If you experience any difficulties accessing the online application, see Application System Help.

  • Name and Date of birth: must appear exactly as they do on your passport. Please take time to check the spelling and lay-out.
  • Contact Details: Correspondence address. All contact relevant to your application will be sent to this address including the offer letter(s). If your address changes, please contact us as soon as possible.
  • Choice of course: Please select carefully the course you want to study. As your application will be sent to the admissions committee for each course you select it is important to consider at this stage why you are interested in the course and that it is reflected in your application.
  • Proposed date of entry: Please state your preferred start date including the month and the year. Taught masters degrees tend to begin in September. Research degrees may start in any month.
  • Education and Qualifications: Please complete this section as fully as possible indicating any relevant Higher Education qualifications starting with the most recent. Complete the name of the Institution (s) as it appears on the degree certificate or transcript.
  • English Language Proficiency: Please state the date of any English language test taken (or to be taken) and the award date (or expected award date if known).
  • Employment and Experience: Please complete this section as fully as possible with all employments relevant to your course. Additional details may be attached in your personal statement/proposal where appropriate.

Reference: Please provide one reference. This should typically be an academic reference but in cases where this is not possible then a reference from a current employer may be accepted instead. Certain programmes, such as the MBA programme, may also accept an employer reference. If you already have a copy of a reference on letter headed paper then please upload this to your application. If you do not already have a reference to upload then please enter your referee’s name and contact details on the online application and we will contact your referee directly.