This international online Masters programme from the School of Dentistry is specially designed for primary dental care providers who want to advance their clinical skills and knowledge, with the primary objective of enhancing the quality of their patient care.

With 13 years of experience in successfully delivering this course on our campus, it is now available as an online distance learning programme, making it easier to fit in with the lives of busy practitioners both in the UK and all over the world.

In the Higher Education Academy’s Postgraduate Taught Experience survey this programme scored the following:

  • 100% – Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course
  • 97% – The course is well organised and is running smoothly

This international online Masters programme is designed for primary dental care providers who want to advance their clinical skills and knowledge, with the primary objective of enhancing the quality of their patient care.

The objectives of the programme are:

  • To provide you with the opportunity to enhance your clinical knowledge, insight and expertise in areas directly relating to your practice
  • To enhance the quality of care provided to your patients
  • To provide a base for enjoyable personal professional development
  • To improve your employability in a highly competitive job market
  • To provide support for achieving other qualifications – ORE, MFDS, FFGDP, MJDF etc


Why Study this Course?

This distance learning programme was designed by the School of Dentistry’s Times Higher Award winning e-learning team to offer you a distance course that feels like a campus course, giving you personal contact with your professors and your fellow students, and all the benefits you would expect from one of the UK’s top universities. A unique aspect of the programme is to provide you with your own phantom head jaws, equipment and teaching materials, allowing you to refine your practical skills and learn new techniques across a wide range of operative procedures in conservative dentistry, endodontics, periodontology and fixed prosthetics.


Additional Benefits

  • Personal 24/7 access to one of the world’s most advanced online dental education platforms
  • Free online access to journals and text books from the University of Newcastle dental and medical libraries
  • 24/7 access to online lectures and resources from renowned experts in every dental speciality 
  • One-to-one online advice and guidance in dental photography via 
  • The opportunity to interact online with peers from around the world

Institutional Accreditation 

University of Newcastle is accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission (DETC), Since , University of Newcastle has been continually accredited by the DETC Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Advanced General Dental Practice MSc (Distance Learning)

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Distance learning, Taught




CODE P1016

How long it takes:

2 Year

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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Newcastle Law School

  • The informed and informing clinician (20 credits)
  • Contemporary dental practice (20 credits)
  • Medical and surgical management of oral disease (20 credits)
  • Operative techniques 1 (Aesthetic dentistry & endodontics) (20 credits)
  • Operative techniques 2 (Fixed and removable prosthodontics) (20 credits)
  • Running a clinical business (20 credits)
  • Audit project (30 credits)
  • Combined speciality case report (30 credits)

Considering postgraduate study, but unsure whether you meet the entry requirements for a Masters-level degree? Postgraduate admissions guidelines vary by course and university, but can be quite flexible.

Your existing qualifications will be important, but you don’t necessarily need a great Bachelors degree to apply for a Masters. Your personal circumstances and experience may also be considered during the admissions process.

This guide explains the typical entry requirements for a Masters, which include:

      • An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject – Depending on the programme and institution, you may need a 2.1 in your Bachelors, but this isn’t always the case
      • Language proficiency – If English isn’t your first language, you’ll need to display a certain ability level, usually through a language test
      • Professional experience – Some postgraduate programmes may require you to have some professional experience (this is usually the case for PGCEs and Masters in Social Work)
      • Entrance exams – These are only required in certain subject areas and qualifications, including some MBAs

Tuition fees for UK/EU students 2020/21

MSc:  Full-time £9,900. Part-time £4,950
Postgraduate Diploma:  Full-time £6,660. Part-time £3,300


Tuition fees for International students 2020/21

MSc: Full time £23,310
Postgraduate Diploma: Full-time £15,540


You’ll show your progress through a combination of written essays, problem-solving assignments and presentations.

All students take our core modules, but please note that the availability of optional modules is subject to demand.

The MSc Advanced General Dental Practice programme is a Masters degree taught and accredited by the University of Newcastle, and is an excellent addition to your Curriculum Vitae (CV) when seeking new job opportunities.

It proves that you have an advanced level of knowledge and skill in your chosen profession, that you have a commitment to improving the quality of your patient care, and that you understand the business aspects of General Dental Practice. These are all important qualities to potential employers.

If you are a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), please note that the MSc Advanced General Dental Practice programme in itself does not give you a licence to work in the UK.