MSc in Restorative Dentistry: FGDP (UK) Articulation Route

This MSc top-up programme is a collaboration between our Peninsula Dental School and the Faculty of General Practice (UK) that allows holders of the FGDP (UK) Diploma in Restorative Dentistry to join the third and final year of our highly regarded MSc Restorative Dentistry programme.

Course details

The FGDP Diploma is recognised as potentially contributing 120 credits towards the University of Plymouth MSc in Restorative Dentistry. 

Successful applicants attend two preparatory days in the autumn before joining the dissertation module commencing in January. 

The dissertation runs over seven study days between January and September each year and provides the final 60 credits required to obtain the MSc.

Key features

  • Postgraduates undertake project work which is supported by expert supervisors and online teaching materials
  • Supervision is flexible to suit the needs of the postgraduates and can take on a place face to face basis or remotely (e.g. via Skype and email) 
  • Postgraduates receive feedback on draft work submitted regularly throughout the course to prepare them for submission of their final dissertation.

Student profile – Fiona Cottrell 


“I’ve had a really positive experience of the course. I think it’s a really nice way of dipping your toe into the world of research and developing higher level thinking skills that you might not always get in clinical dentistry."



Professor David Moles – Director of Postgraduate Education and Research

David outlines the key principles for the MSc Restorative Dentistry FGDP Articulation Route:

  • High quality 
  • Accessible
  • Relevant.

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