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Postgraduate taught

Our broad range of taught master's courses offer pathways into clinical specialisation and research training in the biomedical and life sciences.

Our School has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and clinical care, with a history of postgraduate education dating back over 40 years.

Our programmes are delivered by academics who are undertaking world-leading research, so you will be taught by experts who are currently making a significant impact on healthcare delivery for the wellbeing of the community.

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)

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)

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.

Environment and facilities

You will be based in the University Dental Hospital, the only dental facility of its kind in Wales, which provides a full range of dental specialty clinical services to a large number of patients, and as such, excellent opportunities for postgraduate clinical education.

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

You will also join 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.

How to apply

Complete the application forms, then apply online.

Further information

For more information, please contact our postgraduate office:

Dentistry postgraduate admissions