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 fixed prosthodontics (conservation), removable prosthodontics (dentures) and orthodontics. For example, module titles include, complex complete and partial dentures, precision attachments, implants, fixed and myofunctional orthodontic appliances.
There are several Work Based Learning modules involving case studies, personal and portfolio development. Research modules are also available preparing candidates for the Masters' if required. At this level a research project and preparation of a publishable article must be undertaken. The research topic is agreed between the student and their allocated supervisor.
Learning & Teaching
Attendance for this programme is via video conference. This will necessitate students accessing a PC or Internet compatible device with a broadband connection. There are no required attendances to campus.
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 research project worth 60 credits.
Employability & Careers
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.
Entry Requirements & How to Apply
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 and provide evidence through Recognition of Prior Learning.
For non UK applicants, the minimum IELTS English Language requirement for this programme is 6.5 or equivalent.
Applicants are assessed against the eligibility criteria mentioned above through completion of an application form.
How to Apply:
Applications for this course should be made direct to the university via our self-service facility. For further information please visit our How to Apply pages at www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/howtoapply.
Place of Study:
Cardiff School of Health Sciences
Postgraduate Certificate: One year
Postgraduate Diploma: Two years
MSc: Three years
Before making an application, international students (those outside of the EU), should contact the International Office at Cardiff Met to discuss the necessary procedures in relation to studying with us. For further information visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/international.
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/fees.
The university also offers a postgraduate scholarship scheme to help students whilst at university. To see if you are eligible, visit www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/scholarships.