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Postgraduate taught

We provide a broad range of taught master's courses that offer pathways for clinical specialisation and for developing research training in the biomedical and life sciences.

Our master's courses are delivered by internationally recognised clinicians and research academics who provide a friendly, supportive and professional environment for both clinical and biomedical science focused study programmes.

Our clinical course can provide eligibility to sit relevant national clinical specialist examinations.

Non-clinical courses are designed to provide the basic research training often now expected for entering into a PhD programme of study and may be used to permit entry into a three-year PhD programme of study within the School of Dentistry.

Develop your advanced clinical skills in our state-of-the-art facilities

Clinical Dentistry (Endodontology) (MClinDent) (full time) (3 years)

Designed to aid in developing evidence based practice and develop advanced clinical skills to enable you to become a mono-specialist in Endodontology.

Methods used throughout include self-directed learning and presentation in small groups to encourage a problem-based learning.

Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) (MClinDent) (full time) (3 years)

Designed to aid in developing evidence based practice and develop advanced clinical skills to enable you to become a mono-specialist in fixed and removable Prosthodontics.


Implantology (MSc)

A modular programme designed to provide students with an extensive understanding of the science and practice of implantology. Students have the opportunity to participate in the full spectrum of contemporary implant practice where all forms of bone and soft tissue grafting are undertaken.


Orthodontics (MScD)

Established over 40 years ago, this programme is designed to provide clinical and academic training for future specialists in Clinical Orthodontics. In addition to the award of a MScD, the course provides eligibility to sit the Royal College of Surgeons Membership in Orthodontics.

Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is an inter-disciplinary research field, combining life sciences, biomaterials and engineering, with an aim to regenerate, repair or replace damaged and diseased cells, tissues or organs.

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (MSc)

Taught and supported by internationally recognised research scientists and clinicians, our one-year, full-time MSc aims to provide you with knowledge, understanding and skills in the science and practice of repairing, replacing and enhancing biological tissues and organs to help shape the future of health in society.

Oral Biology

Oral Biology (MSc)

This one year full-time course provides in-depth academic understanding of the structure and biology of the oral tissues, their interaction with the oral microflora and scientific research methodologies to enable translational advancement.

Environment and facilities

In our commitment to postgraduate study we provide modern facilities to support clinical, educational and research activities to help achieve your academic and clinical goals.

You will be taught by a high number of research academics with 3*and 4*publications, as identified within the recent Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014). Our research contribution placed Cardiff University and the School of Dentistry amongst the top ranked institutions in the assessment of Allied Health Professions research in the UK.

Our performance in the Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) highlighted 94% satisfaction for staff enthusiasm and knowledge and excellence in our library and IT resources. Cardiff School of Dentistry was recently ranked first among UK dental schools by both the Guardian and the Times Good University Guide 2016.

You will be part of the wider postgraduate community in Cardiff University, which is a member of the elite Russell Group of the UK’s most research intensive universities.


The majority of our students are self-funded. View our postgraduate funding pages for available funding opportunities. Our 2018 Vice-Chancellor's International Scholarships offer funding awards to international students studying postgraduate taught programmes at the School of Dentistry (terms and conditions apply).

How to apply

Complete the application forms, then apply online.

Further information

For more information, please contact our postgraduate office:

Dentistry postgraduate admissions