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 Professional requirements section below.
Hepatitis B and health screening
Entry to the course depends on satisfactory health screening.
It is a Department of Health requirement that all healthcare workers who come into contact with patients should not be infectious carriers of Hepatitis B, C or HIV viruses and should accept vaccination against Hepatitis B.
We advise all candidates to seek vaccination with their medical practitioner against Hepatitis B viruses before starting the course because they will have early contact with patients.
The School can try to organise an immunisation schedule for students who have not already completed a successful course of vaccination before enrolment. We would need to know this information well ahead of you starting the course.
Applicants who have been immunised by their medical practitioner will be required to provide documentary proof of immunisation on registration. Simple blood tests will be required to confirm that students are not a carrier of the Hepatitis B or C viruses.
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).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
How to apply
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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.
For courses starting from September 2022, applications will open on 1 October 2021 and you will be able to access the application system from that date.
Application deadline: 30 April 2022.
Interviews for this course are panel interviews, conducted by video call and we aim to follow this schedule where possible.
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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 2021
- UK: £40,250 (total)
- International: £100,000 (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.
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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.