Paediatric Dentistry

University of Leeds

24 months
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The Master of Science in Paediatric Dentistry programme at University of Leeds is for dental graduates wanting to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia.


Paediatric dentistry encompasses many aspects of general dentistry and specialist skills in the care of infants, children and adolescents. The broad nature of the work requires a combination of medical, dental and communications skills.

As part of the clinical training, you will be treating patients in consultant, trauma and sedation clinics. You’ll treat a wide range of medically compromised children, which may require you to liaise with paediatric specialists and anaesthetists prior to treatment under general anaesthesia.

At the School of Dentistry we have an international reputation for our specialist areas of postgraduate study. As a result our Paediatric Dentistry postgraduate course attracts high-quality home and overseas applicants, including large numbers of non-publicly funded overseas students.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates from the  Master of Science in Paediatric Dentistry programme at University of Leeds go on to pursue a career in paediatric dentistry in a primary or secondary care setting or in academia.

Some graduates choose the path of academic research and subsequently undertake a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses included

  • Transferable Skills 
  • Core Epidemiology 
  • Introduction to Research Methodology and Ethics
  • Dental Radiology
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Statistical Methods
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Service Related Research
  • Researched Case Studies
  • Research Project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 36 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Recognised bachelor dentistry degree (BChD or BDS equivalent).
  • Postgraduate experience equivalent to at least two years full-time clinical practice for all new graduates, and at least 1 year immediately prior to the commencement of the course for graduates of 3 years or more.
  • Graduates seeking a Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), to be eligible to register on the General Dental Council's (GDC) Specialist Lists, must be accepted onto the course as a Specialist Registrar (StR) aith an NTN (Nationa Training Number), this only applied to home students who are registered with GDC. 

Tuition Fee


If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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