University of Bristol

Postgraduate Dental Studies

Bristol University Open Learning for Dentists (BUOLD21C) is a popular modular distance learning programme for students aiming to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies. It provides a unique form of dental postgraduate education, designed for busy dental practitioners. You will complete three units (60 credits) from a choice of units to achieve the certificate, or six units (120 credits) to achieve the diploma. Each unit provides a structured programme that involves reading, study days and assessments. This method of study is not led by teachers in a classroom but is supported by tutors and administration at a distance, offering the flexibility to suit your personal needs. Units are written specifically for this programme and are designed to be interactive, giving you the opportunity to think and learn for yourself. Following successful completion of the diploma, you may carry out a research project and prepare a dissertation to achieve an MSc. All students applying for Postgraduate Dental Studies will initially be enrolled on to the certificate, and on satisfactory completion will be transferred to the diploma. **Occasional route of study** The occasional route of study is an option for students who do not want a formal postgraduate qualification but still want to register for individual units. After successfully completing a unit, you will be awarded a transcript confirming that you have attained 20 credits; this could later be used in an application for Recognition of Prior Learning. CPD hours are also awarded. Students who have completed a unit via the occasional route may transfer to the certificate programme, subject to availability of places.

Entry requirements

Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert: Applicants must hold a registerable dental qualification and have been qualified for at least one year. Students must be eligible for, or registered with, the General Dental Council or other recognised registration. Registered dental hygienists and therapists will be accepted on to units that cover areas within their scope of practice. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website. Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip: Applicants must hold a registerable dental qualification and have been qualified for at least one year. Students must be eligible for, or registered with, the General Dental Council or other recognised registration. Registered dental hygienists and therapists will be accepted on to units that cover areas within their scope of practice. For the Postgraduate Diploma: applicants must hold the Postgraduate Certificate in Postgraduate Dental Studies and be eligible for, or registered with, the General Dental Council or other recognised registration. Recognition of Prior (certified/experiential) Learning would be considered. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website. MSc: Applicants must hold a registerable dental qualification and have been qualified for at least one year. Students must be eligible for, or registered with, the General Dental Council or other recognised registration. Registered dental hygienists and therapists will be accepted on to units that cover areas within their scope of practice. For the MSc: applicants must hold the Postgraduate Diploma in Postgraduate Dental Studies and be eligible for, or registered with, the General Dental Council or other recognised registration. Recognition of Prior (certified/experiential) Learning would be considered. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Sponsorship information

Students may be employer-sponsored. Please note the University does not offer any funding for this programme.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time 1,430 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time 1,430 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time 1,430 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time 4,073 per Module (International) 2 Years
MSc Part-time 1,430 per Module (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time 1,430 per Module (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 1,430 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 1,430 per Module (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 1,430 per Module (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 1,430 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 4,070 per Module (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time September 2019 1,430 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,430 per Module (England) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,430 per Module (EU) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,430 per Module (Scotland) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 4,070 per Year 1 (International) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,430 per Module (Wales) 2 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time September 2019 1,430 per Module (Northern Ireland) 2 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site BS8 1TH South West

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Key information

Contact: 
Postgraduate Admissions
Telephone number: 
01173316824