Dental Education MSc

Dental Education MSc

School of Dentistry


Post- graduate





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University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

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    Part-time: 3 Years

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    Campus, Part-time

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Why study this programme?

The aim of the programme is to provide students with the opportunities to apply the theory, practice and associated research of teaching and assessment within Dental Education to support leaners and colleagues. This programme is also an opportunity for members of the Dental team who are able to study at level 7 and meet the relevant entry criteria.

This programme will combine didactic teaching by experts in their fields with the opportunity to learn educational practices.

Practical teaching takes place within our modern facilities. You will have the benefit of close support and supervision at all stages of your programme. The emphasis is on small group teaching allowing you maximum contact with your teachers and allowing you to make the best of your opportunity for postgraduate study.

Entry Requirements

Applicants admitted onto the course will meet the following requirements:

  • Must hold a relevant Dental degree (e.g. BDS, Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy or equivalent)
  • Be actively engaged in dental practice
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent in all four areas)

All suitable applicants will be interviewed.  Interview procedures and decisions regarding applications will be conducted within the University’s policies on equal opportunities and admission.

If you have already completed Facilitating Learning and/or Mentoring in Dental Practice (or equivalent), please contact Vicky Buller, to discuss entry onto the programme.

Programme at a Glance

Year 1

  • Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice (20 credits)
  • Mentoring in Dental Practice (40 credits)

Year 2

  • Appraising the Educational Literature (20 credits)
  • Teaching Methods and Approaches (20 credits)
  • Assessment in Dental Education (20 credits)

Year 3

  • Dentistry Professional Project (60 credits)

Postgraduate Advice Event

Find out more about Postgraduate courses at our Postgraduate Advice Event on 11 July 2018

Further Information

To accompany the study days, much of the course content will be delivered to you via the University’s eLearn system allowing you to both prepare work for study days and undertake additional work independently from your home location.


The course is taught in a well-equipped modern facilities.

Assessment is through a range of strategies including, portfolio, audit, educational resource, case based report, case presentations, simulated role play evaluation paper & critical review paper. Students will also undertake a dissertation which will comprise of an independent research project with its focus on a topic of importance and relevance to current educational practice.

How to Apply

You can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400


Fees 2018/19

Full-time: N/A
Part-time: £3,250 per year for first 2 years (UK/EU)

Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

Professional Accreditation

The first module, Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice is accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators. Students who successfully complete the module and assessments will be eligible to apply for full membership of the Academy without going through the individual assessment process. This module is also mapped into COPDEND Standards for Dental Educators (2013).