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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.

Inside the School of Dentistry

Clinical Dentistry (MClinDent)

A full-time, three year specialist training programme in either Endodontology or Prosthodontics, leading to eligibility to sit the Royal College of Surgeons Conjoint M Endodontology and M Prosthodontics Examinations.


Implantology (MSc/PgDip)

One Year, full time or two years part-time 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.

Tiss Eng

Tissue Engineering (MSc)

Full-time, one year course, designed to provide extensive academic research training in the biomedical sciences and clinical translation pertaining to tissue engineering. Students have opportunity to attend many different clinical attachments and visit local companies developing stem cell and other relevant therapies for clinical use.

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