Doctor of Clinical Dentistry ( 3 years Full-time )


If you are a dental graduate who wants to pursue a career in prosthodontics, this programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate Programme in Prosthodontics provides an integrated 3 years training for dentists who aspire to be specialists, either in primary or secondary services, or clinical academics of the future. The DClinDent Degree integrates academic activities with clinical practice and research up to level 8 of FHEQ and covers all the topics in the GDC(UK) Specialist Curriculum.  The degree is full-time and will provide a sound basis for developing an academic career and for preparing for a career as a specialist in the discipline of Prosthodontics. Completion of this programme can lead to Membership in Prosthodontics of The Royal College of Surgeons.

This programme will:

  • Familiarise you with up-to-date, novel and evidence based clinical practice in prosthodontics
  • Give you hands-on training in fixed and removable prosthodontics and implant dentistry
  • Allow you to participate in new patient diagnostic clinics
  • Provide research training to professional doctorate level.

Applications are processed upon receipt. The application deadline is 31st January in the year of entry. However, we reserve the right to receive further applications after the deadline and make decisions on those applications subject to places being available.

Why study your DClinDent in Prosthodontics at QMUL?

The School of Medicine and Dentistry has an unrivalled tradition of excellence in research and teaching extending as far back as 1123 with the founding of St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The London Hospital Medical College was the first Medical School in England, founded in 1785, and our Dental School was established well over a century ago. We are ranked 3rd in the UK for Dentistry (Guardian University Guide 2017) and our research is ranked among the best in the UK according to the most recent Research Excellent Framework (REF 2014).

In April 2014, QMUL’s new Dental School opened its doors to patients and students - the first new dental school in the UK to be built in 40 years. The £78m new school houses the most modern dental facilities in the UK, following more than a decade of planning and work. The new premises provide cutting-edge technology, superb education and research facilities for clinical dentistry and a vastly improved patient experience.

Students’ postgraduate learning experience is enhanced by our fantastic location in the east of London. Not only are we in one of the capital’s most vibrant areas to live and work but we also serve a diverse local community, where students develop their clinical skills and knowledge. Moreover, the Dental School offers students many exciting opportunities to develop an understanding of health and the treatment of disease in a global and international context.


  • This programme is recognised by the General Dental Council
  • It is recognised as official UK training for registered home students wishing to become specialists and for the Membership in Prosthodontics
  • It is well established, since 1997
  • Applicants from UK or EU


You will have access to a range of facilities including: medical and dental libraries located at the Royal London and at Bart's hospitals, as well as the Mile End library.

Postgraduate Dental students will have access to laboratories and equipment, including those at the Dental Biophysics and Material Departments in Mile End, and Blizard Institute in Whitechapel, with their world class facilities, to carry out state-of-the-art research, including:

  • Dental Biomaterials research including novel materials and implant research
  • Dental Metrology including investigations on tooth wear, fit of restorations and accuracy modelling
  • X-Ray Microtomography, Optical Coherence Tomography, facial and body laser scanners
  • Nanovision units with novel scanning electron microscopes and atomic force microscopes
  • Con-focal microscopy unit, incorporating two con-focal microscopes
  • Clinical research on restoration performance


The DClinDent in Prosthodontics is currently available to study full-time for three years.
The aim of the DClinDent programme is to extend knowledge and skills in Prosthodontics beyond the level obtained as an undergraduate and to prepare the candidate for a professional career as a specialist in that discipline.

The components of the programme are designed to accomplish this aim:

• A programme of seminars, practical classes and other didactic sessions commencing with an introductory course and reviewing the clinical and scientific scope of the subject to determine its evidence base
• Supervised clinical and as appropriate laboratory practice in which treatment planning and clinical procedures are performed for selected cases, including a number of complex treatments
• Work based learning, clinical audit / service evaluation project as to evaluate clinical practices
• A research investigation leading to a dissertation in which the candidate is required to demonstrate the application of scientific method to a problem of relevance to the subject area


Undertaking a professional doctorate programme is a serious commitment, with weekly contact hours being in addition to numerous hours of independent learning and research needed to progress at the required level. When coursework or examination deadlines are approaching independent learning hours may need to increase significantly. Please contact the course convenor for precise information on the number of contact hours per week for this programme.

Core modules

  • Core Knowledge and Clinical Skills in Prosthodontics
  • Research I –Research Project progression report I + Clinical Portfolio initial report.
  • Advanced Clinical Skills and Science and in Prosthodontics
  • Research II - Research Project progression report II + Clinical Portfolio and Service Evaluation preliminary reports.
  • Consolidated Clinical Skills and Science in Prosthodontics
  • Research III –Dissertation – Research Project Final Report + Service Evaluation Final Report + Clinical Portfolio Final Report

In addition to your studies, you have a chance to interact with external specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry, the Blizard Institute and Queen Mary as a whole..


For Admission enquiries, please contact Postgraduate Admissions.

The Admissions Office

+44 (0)20 7882 5533

For programme content and Academic School enquiries, please contact the Institute of Dentistry below:

Mr Philip Taylor
PGT Academic Selector and Course Lead

Nina Booty
Senior Student Support Administrator
+44 (0)20 7882 8930

Entry requirements

All Applicants (UK/EU and Overseas)

You should have a primary qualification in Dentistry - BDS or equivalent, plus two years full-time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry, including evidence that you have specific relevant experience in Prosthodontic care.


International applicants

Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency.

Find out more about our English language entry requirements.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a writing score of 6.5.

Please note that in order for your application to be considered you must have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 at the point of submission of your application.

Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

Applications are processed upon receipt. The application deadline is 31st January in the year of entry. However, we reserve the right to receive further applications after the deadline and make decisions on those applications subject to places being available.


Stage 1: Selection Process

  • Applications are processed by Admissions upon receipt

  • After this initial decision-making process based on the entry criteria (see Entry Requirements), the Institute of Dentistry will be shortlisting the candidates for interview. Please ensure that your supporting documentation is uploaded by the application deadline (January 31st)

  • Applicants who are successful in passing the first stage of selection will be interviewed from February 1st to March 7th

  • Applicants should ensure their availability for interview within the above mentioned/specified timeframe

Stage 2: Decisions

  • Following the interviews, the decisions will include one of the following:

Offer (Conditional or Unconditional)


Reserve list

  • Final decisions will be communicated to interviewed applicants by March 31st. If any changes occur to the published timeframe, applicants will be informed via email

Fee Deposit

  • If you are offered a place to study on the Programme, you will be required to pay a deposit of £2,000 (Two thousand pounds sterling) to confirm your place on this course

  • Candidates will have 6 weeks to accept the offer and pay the deposit

  • Candidates unable to pay the fee deposit by the deadline on May 10th at 12.00, are likely to lose their place. Offers will be made to reserve candidates

  • Reserve candidates who are made an offer will have 4 weeks to accept and pay the deposit, by July 1st

Applications after the deadline

  • The application deadline is January 31st in the year of entry. However, we reserve the right to receive further applications after the deadline and make decisions on those applications subject to places being available

  • In the event that someone has withdrawn and there are no reserve applications available, applications submitted after the deadline will be considered as part of the new screening process

Health Clearance

  • This Programme is Clinical and will include Exposure Prone Procedures (EPPs). If you are made an offer for this course, we will be sending you further details about the Occupational Health Student Standard Health Clearance and EPP Clearance required for this Programme.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)

  • You will need a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Disclosure for this Programme. If you do have any criminal convictions or cautions (including verbal cautions) and bind-over orders, please tell us about them on your application form

  • You will receive more information on the DBS if you receive an offer to study with us on this programme

Learning and teaching

As a student at Queen Mary, you will play an active part in your acquisition of skills and knowledge.

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be employed including; seminars, laboratory practice sessions, self-directed learning, one–to-one tutorials, case presentations, reading lists of books and journal papers.

You are assigned an Academic Adviser who will guide you in both academic and pastoral matters throughout your time at Queen Mary.

Independent Study

For every hour spent in classes you will be expected to complete further hours of independent study. Your individual study time could be spent preparing for, or following up on formal study sessions; reading; producing written work; completing projects; and revising for examinations.

The direction of your individual study will be guided by the formal study sessions you attend, along with your reading lists and assignments. However, we expect you to demonstrate an active role in your own learning by reading widely and expanding your own knowledge, understanding and critical ability.

Independent study will foster in you the ability to identify your own learning needs and determine which areas you need to focus on to become proficient in your subject area. This is an important transferable skill and will help to prepare you for the transition to working life.


Each module is assessed separately, including essays, written, clinical and viva voice examinations.


You will also be assessed on a supervised dissertation (limited to 50,000 words).


Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2020/21 Academic Year

Full time £29,950
Part-time study is not available for this course

Tuition fees for International students

2020/21 Academic Year

Full time £49,950
Part-time study is not available for this course


There are a number of sources of funding available for Masters students.

These include a significant package of competitive Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) bursaries and scholarships in a range of subject areas, as well as external sources of funding.

Queen Mary bursaries and scholarships

We offer a range of bursaries and scholarships for Masters students including competitive scholarships, bursaries and awards, some of which are for applicants studying specific subjects.

Find out more about QMUL bursaries and scholarships.

Alternative sources of funding

Home/EU students can apply for a range of other funding, such as Professional and Career Development Loans, and Employer Sponsorship, depending on their circumstances and the specific programme of study.

Overseas students may be eligible to apply for a range of external scholarships and we also provide information about relevant funding providers in your home country on our country web pages.

Download our Postgraduate Funding Guide for detailed information about postgraduate funding options for Home/EU students.

Read more about alternative sources of funding for Home/EU students and for Overseas students.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 5079

Other financial help on offer at Queen Mary

We offer one to one specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.

Our Advice and Counselling Service also has lots of Student Advice Guides on all aspects of finance including:

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8717



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