• For Entry: September 2018
  • Duration: 24 months
  • School: Dentistry
  • Study Mode: Full Time

Develop skills and understand the scientific basis and practice of Endodontics and become competent at diagnosing and treating more complex cases.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework


Students studying Endodontics

Close supervision and support

Experienced staff will offer you close supervision and support. You will treat patients with a range of endodontic problems using contemporary techniques. We will help develop your diagnostic and treatment planning skills. The emphasis will be placed on evidence-based dentistry.

This course will help develop your current endodontic skills in a modern clinical environment.

The School of Dentistry was founded in 1916. We remain at the forefront of research, teaching and clinical dental practice. We perform consistently well in university league tables and are a top UK dental school.

We are a friendly school with a reputation providing a supportive and nurturing environment. This allows students to fulfil their aspirations and achieve clinical and academic excellence. The school provides a dedicated area for postgraduate private study known as 'The Hub'.


Advance your endodontic skills

The Endodontics MDSc is for graduates who wish to advance their existing endodontic skills. It will be of particular benefit for those intending to pursue a career in academia or specialist practice.

Studying Endodontics

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

Read more about the Teaching Excellence Framework

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework
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How you will be taught

You will attend lectures and seminars and will be encouraged to participate in discussion of the chosen topic. Provision will be made for personal study time and students are expected to use this to increase their knowledge and understanding of endodontology and prepare for assessments.

Practical skills will be taught first using a combination of natural and plastic teeth in a laboratory. Clinical skills will be further developed by treating patients under supervision.

You will be expected to write up and present your completed cases on a regular basis

How you will be assessed

Assessment will be comprised of a one-hour written short-answer examination for each taught module.

You will carry out a research project related to endodontology and produce a typed and bound dissertation. This will include a critical review of the literature. It is anticipated that the proportion of time spent on the research project should be approximately 25% of the course.

The results of modular assessments, logbook of clinical activity, case presentations and dissertation will be scrutinized by the examiners.

All components will carry equal weighting and candidates must achieve a pass in all examinations.

What you will study

The programme has nine modules. These must be completed and passed and includes a research project. The modular topics have been chosen to run in parallel with the Prosthodontic course and will also provide a good foundation in restorative dentistry. The modules and the associated SCQF (Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework) credits are as follows

20 credits

This module will provide a quality foundation for the course concentrating on aspects including ethics, standards and cross infection control as well as basic dentistry to ensure the students are ready for clinical practice.


  • Written paper
  • OSCE examination
  • Oral presentations

30 credits

This module will be address various complex areas of endodontic practice including the use of CBCT, trauma, perforation repair and restoration of the endodontically treated tooth.


  • Written examination
  • Viva voce with external examiner including case presentations and unseen cases

60 credits

This in an opportunity to participate in research either by producing a literature review or conducting laboratory based research.


  • A 15000 word dissertation
  • Oral presentation
  • Included in final viva with external examiner

20 credits

In this module you will understand tooth development, odontogenic pain, and management of deep carious lesions including pulpal exposure.


  • Written paper
  • Assignment
  • Practical examination

20 credits

In this module you will study the epidemiology of pupal and periapical disease with a focus on pathology and microbiology. Clinical skills such as history taking, case selection and treatment planning will be introduced.


  • Written examination
  • Practical examination

30 credits

In this module the causes of post-treatment disease will be covered with treatment planning and techniques used to carry out complex endodontic treatment.


  • Written examination
  • Coursework

20 credits

This module will cover a wide range of materials used in restorative dentistry with an in depth coverage of those used in endodontic practice.


  • Written examination
  • Coursework - evaluation of a dental material with oral presentation

20 credits

This module now gets into the important aspects of endodontic treatment techniques starting with a comprehensive study of tooth anatomy and access design. Techniques for canal preparation, disinfection and obturation will be taught through seminars and clinical skills sessions.


  • Written examination
  • Assignment
  • Workbook
  • OSCE

20 credits

A comprehensive understanding of the procedures involved in surgical endodontic practice.


  • Written examination
  • Oral presentation

The programme has an excellent, comprehensive structure. You get a lot of exposure to different clinical scenarios, which is really valuable. We use fantastic equipment and the nurses are so helpful. Our Programme Leads are always there to offer support, too. This course has definitely exceeded my expectations.

Nigel Fernandes
Endodontics MDSc Graduate

This course provides good preparation for the MFDS examination of the Royal Colleges but is not approved for eligibility to sit the MRD examination. On completion of this course students may consider an academic career or specialised clinical practice.

Candidates must have a degree in dentistry and must have at least two years clinical experience following graduation. As this is a clinical course, your level of English is highly important.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 7.0
Listening 6.5
Reading 6.5
Writing 6.5
Speaking 6.5

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

 Discover our English Language Programmes

Fee statusFees for students starting academic year 2018-19
Scottish and EU students £38,150 per year of study
Rest of UK students £38,150 per year of study
Overseas students (non-EU) £38,150 per year of study
See our scholarships for international applicants
Fee statusFees for students starting academic year 2019-20
Scottish and EU students This course will next run in September 2020
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Rest of UK students This course will next run in September 2020
See our scholarships for UK/EU applicants
Overseas students (non-EU) This course will next run in September 2020
See our scholarships for International applicants
Fee statusFees for students starting academic year 2020-21
Scottish and EU students £42,000 per year of study
Rest of UK students £42,000 per year of study
Overseas students (non-EU) £42,000 per year of study

Additional costs

You may incur additional costs in the course of your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year.

Examples of additional costs:

One off costOngoing costIncidental cost
Graduation feeStudio feeField trips

*these are examples only and are not exhaustive.

Additional costs:

  • may be mandatory or optional expenses
  • may be one off, ongoing or incidental charges and certain costs may be payable annually for each year of your programme of study
  • vary depending on your programme of study
  • are payable by you and are non-refundable and non-transferable

Unfortunately, failure to pay additional costs may result in limitations on your student experience.

For additional costs specific to your course please speak to our Enquiry Team.

Applications can be made for the next entry in September 2020.

You apply for this course through our Direct Application System, which is free of charge. You can find out more information about making your application when you click Apply Now below

  Degree Course code
Apply nowEndodontics MDScP052671

Course Contact

Dr Carol Tait
+44 (0)1382 381725

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