Minimally Invasive Dentistry

MSc ( 1 year Full-time / 2 years Part-time )



If you are a dental graduate/dental practitioner who is interested in minimum intervention for maximum benefit when applicable in Clinical Dentistry, this programme is uniquely organised just for you.

The only programme of its kind in the world, the MSc provides a comprehensive insight of MI concepts and its impact on clinical dentistry. Modules are designed to focus on the major dental issues for all age groups, employer’s needs and prepare students to be practicing in a sophisticated and holistic manner to manage and deliver services with MI approaches when required.

  • A focus on the latest scientific developments related to Minimally Invasive (MI) approaches in all disciplines within Clinical Dentistry 

  • Patient treatment and hands-on exposure to the major scientific developments relating to MI with a multidisciplinary approach 

  • Opportunity to have learning experiences on fundamentals of research techniques currently used in world-class research. 

  • MSc in MID programme is designed to develop a broad knowledge of the principles underlying the mechanical, physical and chemical properties of dental materials used in MID 


Programme director

Dr Aylin Baysan

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8662



Nina Booty

Senior Student Support Administrator

Tel: +44 (0)20 7882 8930





The course will be offered either on a full time or part-time basis.

Programme format

1 year full-time

2 years part-time


  • Minimally Invasive approaches in Clinical Dentistry 
  • OIder population and oral health with MI 
  • Oral health management for children by implementing MI techniques
  • Properties of Dental Materials in relation to MID
  • Research methods involving critical appraisal approach
  • Professionalism and effective and efficient public speaking skills
  • Practice management with an ethical approach (didactic sessions)
  • Positive psychology and well-being (didactic sessions)

These dimensions will also be related to the case management and treatment planning aspects of dental care.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

You should have a primary qualification in Dentistry - BDS or equivalent.

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.

The Admissions Office

+44 (0)20 7882 5533


If you are short-listed and offered an interview you must be available via Business Skype or in person if you wish to continue to be considered for entry.

The offer of a place on the programme is an academic decision, based on interview performance, and the academic judgement of the panel given the number of applicants and the limited places available.

All applicants offered a place must complete a health assessment with the university's Occupational Health Service and must satisfy the Department of Health ( guidance on health clearance for new healthcare workers (Health clearance for tuberculosis, hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV: New healthcare workers, Department of Health, 2007).



Learning and teaching

Teaching and learning

A variety of teaching and learning methods will be employed, including:

  • Formal seminars given by experts in their field on topics relevant to Minimally Invasive Dentistry.
  • Pre-clinical laboratory sessions comprising demonstrations, "hands-on" practical exercises, discussions with contemporaneous and constructive feedbacks.
  • Clinical practice sessions, treating patients under supervision, review of management and outcome.
  • Exposure to Community Dental Services during the module entitled as “Older population and Dental Care with MI approaches.” 
  • Self-directed learning including critical review of the scientific literature, scholarship exercises and e-learning.
  • Case presentations involving case management discussions, reflection and review of outcome.
  • Reading lists of books, journals and papers.


A combination of assessment methods will be employed, including:

  • Formative assessment: regular informal verbal feedback regarding performance and achievement of the learning objectives.
  • Assessment of competency: a competency-based Practical Test at the end of the Laboratory Skills courses related to the modules. A pass of this ‘Gateway Test’ is required before progressing to the Clinical Skills sessions, treating patients. Failure will necessitate additional laboratory practical sessions before re-taking the ‘Gateway Test’.
  • Summative assessment: assessment of each module by written papers, viva voce, clinical case reports, literature review reports and presentations.

All study modules and learning activities must be successfully completed and assessments passed during academic year/years (for part-time) to permit the graduation. Subject to Examining Board approval, re-sit examinations, which may be in the form of academically appropriate alternative assessments, will be held, if necessary.


Tuition fees for Home and EU students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £12,250
Part time £6,125

Tuition fees for International students

2019/20 Academic Year

Full time £42,350
Part time £21,175

Part time fees are charged per annum over two years for a two year programme and per annum over three years for a three year programme. A percentage increase may be applied to the fees in years two and three.

This increase is defined each year and published on the intranet and in the Tuition Fee Regulations. A 3% increase was applied to the unregulated university fees in 2019/20. Further information can be viewed on our University Fees webpage, including details about annual increases.


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


Student Testimonials

"It is very important to recognise that the treatment to be provided to a patient is tailored to them and their presenting clinical situation, not to treat them as taught from a text book. If the diseased aspect of the tooth is only limited to a small portion of the tooth, then what is the justification to remove healthy tissue?
We are now living in an age of information and advancements, and patients are no longer willing to accept that there is no solution to their problems. Dentistry is forever changing and it is not fair or justified for qualified professionals not to learn and advance their skills. 90% of Dentistry is done at home, in the patient's house, thus preventing the need for drastic and complex dentistry at the GDP, so why not educate patients in what is considered the best practice for their teeth? Although teeth seem to be an entity of their own they are also part of the oral environment, and although this environment is part of the body, it is the first point of contact for localised and systemic disease. So why not help protect what is the most vunerable? Current dental teaching at universities is changing, and it is only a matter of time before this attitude of MID becomes the new norm!"

- BDS Student

"My opinion is that MID should be the dentistry of the future as conventional dentistry has limitations that MID can overcome. Such limitations can be patients who are anxious about dental treatment or procedures that take a long time to be completed. Both can be tackled through use of MID techniques. On the other hand, this depends on whether dental appointments are readily available to patients, the number of dentists offering them, but also on patient motivation and understanding. Overall, MID is definitely something we should look into more and incorporate on our everyday practice as professionals."

- BDS Student


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