Recognised bachelor dentistry degree (BChD or BDS equivalent)
Postgraduate experience equivalent to at least two years full-time clinical practice for all new graduates, and at least 1 year immediately prior to the commencement of the course for graduates of 3 years or more. Ideally, experience also working with children in a dentistry context.
2 x written academic or employer references.
Health and disclosure and barring screening
All successful applicants will also need to pass health and disclosure and barring screening.
The University has a policy statement on students with criminal records. For the vast majority of students who are residents in the UK the record will be checked via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
For international students
The DBS check can only include background checks on your time in the UK. If you have been resident in the UK for less than 3 years, then a criminal record check from your home country is required in addition to the UK DBS check. This may be referred to as a "Certificate of Good Conduct" (CoGC), but the name varies.
To ensure a safe and professional environment for patients, you’ll also need to meet other requirements, including screening for communicable disease - read the section below.
Any offer of a place to study Paediatric Dentistry is conditional upon a satisfactory confidential occupational health assessment, which will include a health questionnaire, and if necessary further telephone consultation and/or an appointment with an occupational health clinician. Screening for serious communicable disease, (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and a review of immunisation status and needs, which includes COVID-19, will also be arranged before beginning your studies.
Graduates seeking a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), to be eligible to register on the General Dental Council's (GDC) Specialist Lists, must be accepted onto the course as a Specialist Registrar (StR) aith an NTN (Nationa Training Number), this only applied to home students who are registered with GDC. Providing all necessary requirements are met, they are then eligible to undertake the Royal College Memberships examination (Mpaeds Dent). The overseas students who wish to be eligible to sit the MPaed Dent examination, are advised to apply for the three year Professional doctorate programme. You can apply here.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in each component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. You could study a part-time online course starting in January, or a full-time course in summer. Find out more about online pre-sessionals.
You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.
How to apply
Apply (Full time)
Apply (Part time)
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: To be confirmed.
Interviews for this course are panel interviews, conducted by video call and we aim to follow this schedule where possible.
Interview dates are as follows:
Tuesday 27 September AM
Tuesday 1 November AM
Tuesday 6 December PM
Tuesday 31 January PM
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.
School of Dentistry Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2022
- UK: £43,000 (total)
- International: £106,000 (total)
Students may incur a direct cost for the following items:
Padlock for locker (deposit)
£25 payable at registration (deposit will be returned to you on completion of your degree)
If you lose or damage an item of uniform you will be charged for a replacement £10 per item.
Student name badges
If you lose your name badge you will be charged £5 for a replacement.
Occupational Health Checks
Non-attendance at an occupational health appointment - £50 per missed appointment.
Loss or damage to clinical skills models
Costs will vary, students will be informed of replacement costs for any items damaged through negligence or lost.
Clinical skills locker key
You will not be charged for a key but if you fail to return the key to the clinical skills department you will be charged £10.
Disclosure and Barring Service
You will be charged if you lose your DBS certificate and you require a replacement.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Fees for part-time courses 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.
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.