University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Dental Studies

From a choice of 7 4 month units, you must successfully complete 3 units to achieve the Postgraduate Certificate (CPDS) or 6 units to achieve the Postgraduate Diploma (DPDS). Each unit provides a structured programme involving reading, writing and educational participation, totalling 200 hours' academic work, including study days and assessment. 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. The units are specially written for the programme and are designed to be interactive, giving you the opportunity to think and learn for yourself. Following successful completion of the DPDS, you may carry out a research project and prepare a dissertation to achieve the MSc.

Entry requirements

DPDS: BDS or other approved dental qualification and, ideally, you will have been qualified for at least 3 years. MSc: DPDS or equivalent. Students must be eligible for, or registered with, the General Dental Council.

Course modules

The units normally available are: anxiety managment; business management skills; law and ethics; local anaesthesia; endodontics; periodontics; surgical skills 1.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning £ 3,050 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Distance learning £ 3,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MSc Distance learning £ 3,050 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Medicine and Dentistry
Telephone number: 
0117 331 6824