Completion of 60 credits at each stage is required. All modules are 20 credits.
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 degree (1st or 2:1 classification) in dental technology.
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 (RPL).
Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the
International pages on the website.
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
If you are interested in using credit from another institution, or have obtained qualifications and/or experience to study for a course at Cardiff Met, you can find further information on this as well as information on how to apply on the
Tuition Fees and Financial Support:
For up to date information on tuition fees and the financial support that may be available. Please refer to
Charges are per Single Module unless specified:
Undergraduate = 10 Credits; Postgraduate = 20 Credits
Generally we find most students will complete 60 credits per year for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate study; to obtain a true costing please clarify this by contacting the Programme Director directly.