Endodontics MSc

Start date
3 years part-time
Course Type
Postgraduate, Distance learning, Taught

Annual tuition fee:
UK: £11,250
International: £11,250
More details on fees and funding

This part-time Masters is aimed at qualified dentists who wish to expand their area of expertise to include advanced practice in endodontics. You will cover the theory and practical aspects of vital pulp therapy, root canal therapy and the perio-endo-restorative interface to enable you to confidently undertake treatments in your clinical practice.

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The course is run over three years part-time with an option to exit at the end of each year leading to the award of a PGCert, PGDip or MSc. Its blended learning approach sees the delivery of eight modules in total. Six of these are delivered online and two include a residential week, alongside tutorials, independent study and clinical practice. The residential week will feature lectures, hands on practicals and small group tutorials, and you will have the option to attend clinical sessions every alternate Saturday. The final two modules are centred around clinical practice write-ups and a research project, respectively.

Lecture based modules will be delivered by international speakers through pre-recorded videos, meaning you can plan your study around your personal and work commitments. There will also be a monthly journal club and monthly tutorials to discuss clinical cases and to allow any pertinent discussions about the lectures being undertaken to take place. There is a strong emphasis on independent learning and clinical practice throughout each of the modules to enable you to develop your competency in endodontic treatments.

The final year will be dedicated to a clinical portfolio, which will see you build up a number of cases and write up these together with reflections. Furthermore, the final year project will enable you to undertake a literature review, together with either a clinical study, a case series, a lab-based study or a systematic review.

Why study this course?

  • Our School of Dentistry is ranked in the world top 25 for Dentistry (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023, and Shanghai Rankings 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects)
  • The programme is led by Dr Josette Camilleri, an internationally renowned clinician and researcher, a Reader in Restorative Dentistry at the University of Birmingham and visiting professor at KU Leuven and the University of Oslo
  • The course's blended learning approach allows you to study around your commitments
  • You will learn from international experts in endodontics
  • Benefit from a residential week
  • You will have the option to attend clinical sessions every alternate Saturday. 


Year 1

  • Endodontic diagnosis and vital pulp therapy (20 credits)
  • Root canal therapy (20 credits)
  • Practical aspects of root canal therapy (20 credits)

Year 2

  • Advanced materials (20 credits)
  • The perio-endo-restorative interface (20 credits)
  • Practical aspects of perio-endo-restorative interface (20 credits)

Year 3

  • Clinical portfolio (20 credits)
  • Research project (40 credits)

Logbook of work undertaken in practice to be maintained throughout.


Annual tuition fee:

UK: £11,250
International: £11,250

Please note that the costs of travel and accommodation are not included in the tuition fees and students will need to fund these separately.


Postgraduate Loans for Masters students

As a UK resident you can apply for a government loan for postgraduate Masters study. This is a contribution towards the costs of study and whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs will be at the discretion of the student.

Find out more about the Postgraduate Loan

How To Apply

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Our Standard Requirements

  • A dentistry degree from a recognised institution with a minimum of a 2:1. Applicants with a 2:2 classification and a postgraduate degree may also be considered.
  • Registration with a national general dental council
  • Proven employment as a dentist in a practice, university or national health service.

International students

Academic requirements

We accept a range of international qualifications - use the dropdown box below to select your country and see the equivalencies to the above UK requirements.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band.

If you are made an offer of a place to study and you do not already meet the language requirement, you have the option to enrol on our English for Academic Purposes Presessional Course. If you successfully complete this, you will be able to fulfil the language requirement without needing to take a further qualification.

  • IELTS 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in any band
  • TOEFL: 88 overall with no less than 21 in Reading, 20 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 21 in Writing
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) including online: PTE Academic 67 with no less than 64 in all four skills
  • Cambridge English (exams taken from 2015): Advanced – minimum overall score of 176, with no less than 169 in any component

International Requirements

As a student at the University of Birmingham, you will learn from world-leading academics and researchers, as well as from your peers. From the outset you will be encouraged to become an independent and self-motivated learner. We want you to be challenged and will encourage you to think for yourself.

You will benefit from pre-recorded lecture materials, enabling you to fit your studies around your current commitments. The monthly tutorials and journal clubs will also be arranged to best suit the timezones of the programme's international cohort and offers an opportunity for you to interact with your lecturers and peers.

It is anticipated that the residential weeks will take place in the February of years one and two. This will allow you to come together with your peers to learn the practical aspects of root canal therapy and the perio-endo-restorative interface, and to share clinical expertise.

Throughout each module, there is a strong emphasis on independent learning and putting this theory into practice by building up a clinical portfolio with your patients.

Assessment Methods

Modules will be assessed through essays, assignments, exams, multiple choice questions and oral presentations.


This course will prepare general dental practitioners for undertaking more complex cases and problem-solving in practice. The research training it offers will also prepare you for PhD and further research opportunities.

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