Dental Technology - MSc/PgD/PgC
The programme offers specialist training building on an initial qualification in dental technology.
Completion of 60 credits at each stage is required. At Certificate and Diploma levels, students study modules from a selected specialist area which may include conservation, prosthodontics and orthodontics. For example, complex complete and partial dentures, precision attachments, implants, fixed and myofunctional orthodontic appliances may be covered. There are several Work Based Learning modules involving for example case studies, personal and portfolio development. Research modules are also available preparing candidates for the Masters’ if required. At this level a dissertation must be undertaken. The research topic is agreed between the student and supervisor.
The qualifications allow application for the post of Senior Dental Technician and above within the health service (at MT0 3/A4C Band 6 or higher). Successfully completing the programmes would also allow those in the private sector to carry out more demanding work with an associated higher earning potential.
Due to the specialist nature of the programmes, an initial qualification in dental technology is required. Applicants should have a good honours classification (1st or 2:1) in a dental technology degree. Exceptional entry applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Such applicants will need to demonstrate that they are able to benefit from the programme.
School: Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate: One year
Postgraduate Diploma: Two years
MSc: Three years
Attendance for this programme is by a low attendance mode. This will necessitate students accessing video conferencing over a PC with a broadband connection. About 5 attendances per year will be required but a commitment in time of about 6 hours per week of the academic year.
Certificate and Diploma Modules are assessed by practical and theoretical examinations, written or practical assignments or a combination of these. The Masters’ component (part 2) is assessed by a dissertation worth 60 credits.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply
Applicants are assessed against the eligibility criteria mentioned above through completion of an application form.