This programme is designed for dental graduates who wish to pursue a career in Prosthodontics. The programme can contribute the first two years of clinical training leading to Membership in Restorative Dentistry of The Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh following successful completion of an optional third year of training which is available through competitive entry. For UK / EEC applicants wishing to be entered on the GDC specialist list this option must be agreed by The London Deanery prior to entry.
The programme comprises extensive clinical training (60 per cent), formal teaching (25 per cent), and a supervised research project (15 per cent). All the taught and clinical modules on the programme are core options. You will have considerable choice when selecting a topic for your research project.
The programme includes modules covering all aspects of fixed prosthodontics, removable prosthodontics, implantology and related subjects.
You will value the opportunity of attending new patient diagnostic clinics, providing you with the opportunity of formulating complex treatment plans.
Assessment You will currently be assessed at the end of year one by a single written examination paper and a clinical oral examination. At the end of the second year there are two written papers, two case presentations (four for the MRD candidates), a treatment planning exercise, and a clinical test in both fixed and removable prosthodontics. You will also take part in an oral examination of your research report.
At the moment all three major components of the second year exams (written, clinical, research) are equally weighted.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.