MSc in Endodontology, at UCLan
MSc in Endodontology, at UCLan

Awarded by University of Central Lancashire. 2 years, part time

Applications are invited for 2024 and we are already interviewing so please do contact us soon if you are intending to join us.

Our postgraduate Endodontology course provides the busy General Dental Practitioner with a part-time educational route to acquire the skills and knowledge required of a Dentist with Special Interest (DwiSI). Students can study for an MSc over two years.

Our programme is comprehensive as it covers all aspects of endodontic diagnosis and management including vital pulp therapy, crown lengthening and periradicular surgery. The MSc in Endodontology we offer includes more than 10 days of supervised patient treatment with the patients provided by us for all students and all clinical days taking place with small numbers of students, allowing more one-on-one time given to each student.

A diverse group of endodontic and restorative consultants/specialists will be teaching, supervising and mentoring you during your patient treatment sessions.

Course Programme. 180 Credits

Year 1

Induction training

Induction course Sept 2024 (Online webinar meeting on MS Teams)


Module DX4050 Endodontology. 1 – 14 days of lectures and hands-on;

6th Sept.: MSc Course Induction. Remote.

Day 1 – 12 Oct.: Patient Assessment, Diagnosis, Prognosis, Treatment Planning and Hand – instrumentation

Day 2 – 16 Oct.: Access Cavities, Apical Periodontitis & Pathobiology Pre-recorded lectures; live webinar discussions – Module Assessment

Day 3 – 17 Oct.: Introduction to Microscopes, Access Cavities and Rotary Instrumentation – Contact-day, hands-on workshop

Day 4 – 13 Nov.: Obturation & Open Apex Management – Contact-day, hands-on workshop

Day 5: Irrigation & Medicaments. Pre-recorded lectures; live webinar discussions. Module Assessment.

Day 6 – 14 Jan: Restoration of Endodontically Treated Teeth. Contact day with hands-on workshops.

Day 7 – 5 Feb.: Endodontic Retreatment. Contact day with hands-on workshops.

Day 8 – 19 Feb.: Periradicular Surgery. Contact day with hands-on workshops.

Day 9: Dental Trauma & Vital Pulp Therapy + Case Discussions Pre-recorded lectures; live webinar discussions. Module Assessment.

Day 10 – 27 Mar.: Endo-perio: Crown Lengthening, Root Resection & Hemisection. Contact day with hands-on workshops.

Day 11: Formative Written Exam. Online using Maxinity.

Day 12 – 2 Apr.: Fractured File Removal. Contact-day with Hands-on workshops.

25 May: Case Report Presentations covering case selection & treatment planning – each delegate to present one case.

CBCT Masterclass: 2 days, consecutive to be completed before Feb. 28th 2025. Choose from a selection of dates.

All webinars are preceded by recorded lectures and long questions for discussion.

All webinars are recorded for revision purposes

DX4050 – End of year assessment. Date to be confirmed.

DX4017 Utilising the Evidence Base – Completed online, commences September 2024

Complete 5 Clinical days – supervised clinical practice. You will assess and plan appropriate treatment for patients under clinical supervision. All patients are provided.

Commencing May 2025

Year 2

Module DX4059 Endodontology 2

Module DX4027 Research strategy – prepare and submit a 8,000-word clinically orientated research project, which may take the form of a mini-systematic review.

Final examination

Course Highlights:

Comprehensive course content delivered part-time for the busy general practitioner

  • UK Qualification
  • 2-year part time course
  • Patients provided for clinical treatment
  • Clinical component – you will be treating patients under supervision on the course
  • Full CBCT training- fulfils UK requirements.
  • Training days in UCLan’s state-of-the-art phantom head facility
  • Post course support.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements:

  • Be qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practice dentistry
  • Be registered with the General Dental Council (or equivalent)
  • Be in professional practice or have a hospital appointment for a minimum of two years
  • Possess indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level
  • Possess a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease (Hepatitis B)

DBS: all potential students must undergo an enhanced DBS check prior to admittance to the programme.

Applicants must provide evidence of their GDC Certificate, Immunisation history and Indemnity Insurance by either uploading a copy upon on-line application or providing a copy with their completed paper application.

Course Summary

Course date: Starting: September 2024

Course Fee: £38,500 for 2 years (payable in 6 instalments per year.)

Duration: Two Years

Level: Postgraduate

Delivery: Mixed Mode, Part-time

Campus: UCLan/Various

Start Date: September 2024

Award: MSc

Credits: 180