The University of Newcastle School of Dentistry is an acknowledged world leader in innovative online dental education. This new blended learning MSc in Restorative Dentistry has been designed and developed by a large team of experts, with an awareness of the needs of contemporary dentists.

The course will deliver progressive study through Certificate, Diploma and MSc levels providing you with detailed understanding and clinical skills for successful, predictable and enjoyable advanced restorative dentistry.

Teaching during the two-year course is delivered online and in two face-to-face residential courses in a highly accessible format designed by the School of Dentistry’s award-winning e-learning team. This two-year distance learning MSc programme will provide advanced training in the subjects most commonly carried out in clinical practice:

  • Direct restorations
  • Periodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Fixed and removable prosthodontics


While the primary aim of this course is to enhance the quality and predictability of patient care, study for the MSc is expected to significantly increase dentist’s professional satisfaction and confidence when carrying out a wide range of restorative procedures.

The high level of practical content will take you through a unique programme of structured simulation and clinical exercises carried out both in practice and on the residential courses.

You will be provided with your own specialised models. By following the innovative series of step-by-step practical exercises, you will be able to optimise the latest restorative materials and equipment, and master advanced clinical techniques for a comprehensive range of treatments.

We expect the development of Masters level clinical skills to significantly increase your employability options, increase your potential for private income and access to prospective NHS advanced care pathways. Professional enhancement resulting from your MSc may also increase the potential for referrals of patients requiring advanced restorative management.

You will be supported at all stages by friendly, engaged tutors and will take part in the highly popular social programme based at the University’s outstanding campus. Finally, with no traditional written examinations,  you can expect an enjoyable period of study, which will bring career-long rewards. 

Study materials are divided into seven interlinked modules over two years (for details on individual module content please see the module tab below):

  • Modules 1 and 2 focus on theoretical aspects covering the fundamental principles of restorative dentistry
  • Modules 3 – 6 are predominantly practical and are designed to help you master a comprehensive range of restorative procedures. The practical modules will provide advanced training in the four subject areas most commonly carried out in clinical practice:
    • Direct restorative techniques
    • Periodontics
    • Endodontics
    • Fixed and removable prosthodontics
  • Module 7 – Over the two-year programme you will carry out clinical work on your own patients and compile a comprehensive portfolio of procedures demonstrating advanced skill in all aspects of world-class, evidence-based, restorative dentistry. Module 7 will also provide the opportunity for focused study on a restorative subject of personal interest.

Why Study this Course?

  • Designed by world renowned experts to help you master procedures most commonly carried out in clinical practice to an advanced level
  • Unique MSc programme design combines evidence-based theory with a high percentage of practical simulation and clinical exercises
  • Programme is designed to provide enjoyable, easy-to-follow, clinically relevant study resources
  • Accessible distance learning programme, designed to fit the schedule of busy GDPs, can be completed in two years
  • 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 
  • 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.

River Environments and their Management MSc

Course Level:

Postgraduate, Taught




CODE P1204

How long it takes:

1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

Study Mode:

Distance learning/ Campus

Course cost

Price: US$22,500

Entry requirements

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Newcastle Law School

Modules are taught over the entire semester allowing for development of ideas and additional reading. Modules are also open to occasional students:

  • Environmental analysis and modelling
  • Quantitative Analysis of Hydrological Processes
  • Advances in Water Science and River Management
  • River Ecology: Theory and Practice
  • Hydrogeomorphology and Catchment Management
  • River Habitats and Biogeochemistry Assessment and Monitoring
  • Dissertation

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 programme is of an intensive nature and is intended to develop your ability for original thought and to produce innovative solutions to practical problems. The integrated approach to the water cycle with a river environmental management emphasis is of particular importance in achieving the aim of giving you the ability to attain senior management positions in water authorities and companies, environmental consultants and regulators, government departments, consultants and contractors.

Find out how this programme has proved beneficial to other students by reading some graduate profiles:

On graduating from this course you could typically expect to find employment with organisations such as those listed below:

Newcastle City Council, The Environment Agency, W. S. Atkins Consultant Engineers, OFWAT, North West Water Ltd, Severn Trent Water Ltd, Northumbrian Lyonnaise Technology and Research Centre, CES, The Institute of Hydrology, HR Wallingford, Haswell Consulting Engineers, Halcrow (UK), Bechtel Water, South Staffordshire Water Company, Hyder Consulting, Anglian Water Services, Water Management Consultants, Posford Duvivier, Jeremy Benn Associates, Southern Water, Thames Water, Peter Brett Associates, Montgomery Watson, Mott Macdonald, Royal Haskoning, Scottish Environment Protection Agency, Sir Alexander Gibb and Ptnrs Ltd, and Yorkshire Water.

We have established agreements and relationships with organizations like The Environment Agency and The Centre of Ecology and Hydrology and this has worked well in terms of student placements for dissertations. Some of these placements have led to subsequent positions with the organization.