Dental Hygiene MSc

In London

£ 4,785 VAT inc.


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  • Duration

    3 Years


The programme will enable you to make evidence based assessments and apply them to clinical decision-making using state of the art techniques. Furthermore, it will serve to enhance your level of professional confidence and leadership skills through group project work, encouraging teamwork and management skills. This in turn will equip you to consider alternate employment settings such as allied healthcare leadership or teaching posts.




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Gower Street, WC1E 6BT


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This degree will enhance your knowledge and understanding of Dental Hygiene which can be applied in a clinical setting. The completion of a the thesis in year 3 will provide students with research and management skills to equip you to consider alternate employment settings such as allied healthcare management or teaching posts.

All applicants must hold an approved dental hygiene qualification and a minimum of 3 years clinical experience post qualification as a dental hygienist.

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  • Dental
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Hygiene
  • Leadership
  • Teaching
  • Periodontal
  • healthcare
  • Clinical Governance
  • Management skills
  • Health Behaviour Change
  • Project

Course programme

Subject Specific Knowledge:

  • Oral condition management including periodontal diseases, dentition and other oral conditions
  • Principles of health behaviour change
  • Oral health promotion and prevention
  • Clinical governance
  • Research design and conduct

Intellectual, Academic and Research Skills

  • Review and criticise clinical practice and outcomes
  • Review and criticise current thinking and evidence related to the dental hygiene clinical practice

Practical and Transferable Skills

  • Improve verbal and written self expression
  • Practice appropriate self management skills

Students take modules to the value of 60 credits for each year of study totalling 180 credits for the three years..

The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). All modules are compulsory.

Core modules

All modules are compulsory and completed primarily online but there will be some compulsory residential weeks at the institute. In the first year, there will be two non-consecutive residential weeks. In the second and third year, there will be one residential week. Students must be physically present at UCL Eastman during these times. Note: Costs of accommodation and board are not covered.

Year 1: Modules 1-4 in year one,
Year 2: Modules 5-8
Year 3: Module 9

  • Periodontal Management 1
  • Dentition Management
  • Health Behaviour Change
  • Management of Other Oral Conditions and Special Care Dentistry
  • Periodontal Management 2
  • Evidence Based Healthcare
  • Leadership, Teaching and Clinical Governance
  • Oral Health Promotion and Patient Reported Outcomes
  • MSc in Dental Hygiene dissertation

In the third year of study all students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation project of 10,000-12,000 words (60 credits).

Teaching and learning

The modules will primarily be delivered online with block teaching at UCL of practical skills, lab work, group seminars and discussions. Learning methods will be through didactic lectures, discussion sessions and teacher led seminars. Assessment takes place through clinical cases, written assessments, online quizzes, discussion forums and oral examinations.

While most of the programme is delivered online, students will be required to attend the UCL Eastman for two weeks in their first year, one week in their second and third years and attend for all exam dates.

Additional information

Fee - £6,415 (PT)

Dental Hygiene MSc

£ 4,785 VAT inc.