ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital and the University of Salford are proud to jointly deliver the MSc/PGDip Dental Implantology Programme. Potential students wishing to apply are requested to send a completed Expression of Interest form to The details you provide on the form will be reviewed by the team at ICE, if you meet the requirements to apply to the programme you will then be sent a registration link to the University of Salford Applicant Portal. Please note that you will need to provide copies of transcripts and certificates when you apply through the University of Salford Application Portal.



Next Start Date

September of each year


Course Fee

£10,000 in 2024/25 academic year

Instalments available



MSc: 3 years, part-time

PGDip: 2 years, part-time


15 lecture days per year

Minimum 8 clinic days per year

Course Overview

Our MSc Dental Implantology course aims to equip dental clinicians with core clinical skills and competency in both the restorative and surgical aspects of implant dentistry. This is delivered through a combination of clinical support and academic teaching, in accordance with the GDP/FGDP Training Standards in Implant Dentistry.


This Master’s course is accredited by the University of Salford, has been specifically designed to take away the stress of finding patients and provides Mentors to help you complete your first few cases with confidence. We provide all the required equipment, patients and mentorship to help you treat a diverse range of implant cases (minimum of 4 ) and gain essential practical skills and competency in patient assessment, diagnosis and treatment. All this is delivered under the supervision of the Mentoring Team within our purpose-built facilities in Salford Quays, Manchester.


This is a 3-year part-time MSc course, with the opportunity to step off with a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) after 2 years.

Across the first two years, you will study 4 modules, as shown below. Each module contains about 7 days of academic teaching, and each builds on what you have already learned.

Date Topic
Year 1 – Sept-Jan Module 1: Patient Assessment & Treatment Planning
Year 1 – Feb-June Module 2: Implant Surgery
Year 2 – Sept-Jan Module 3: Restorative Treatment & Maintenance
Year 2 – Feb-June Module 4: Dental Implant Procedures & Complex cases
Year 3 – Sept-June Module 5: Dissertation


During this period you will also complete clinical training and supervised clinical mentoring. We use pig and deer heads (optional) as well as model heads for students to practice before seeing patients. All patients are provided for you by ICE Hospital, ensuring your focus is on your education and training without the stress trying to find patients to fit your schedule. You will place a minimum of 4 implants (4 patients) – but can do further cases, depending on your prior experience and current performance levels. You will learn to use multiple implant systems (Straumann, Biohorizons & Megagen), which will enable you to make an educated decision regarding your preferred system for placements.

You will be assessed in various ways throughout the course. One of the main assessments is an ePortfolio of your clinical work, which you build up throughout the first two years of the course. The other assessments include essays, reports, presentations, posters, and and OSCE. For some assessments, such as presentations, you are required to come in for the day (which are additional to the academic teaching days for the module), but all written work is submitted online.

In your 3rd year you will complete a dissertation (Module 5). This builds on your understanding of research inquiry developed through modules 1-4. You will use one or more methods of inquiry (qualitative, quantitative, or systematic reviews) to develop transferable skills and a critical evidence-based approach to research. You will work with a supervisory team to either:

– Conduct a systematic literature review OR

–Conduct a research project in dental Implantology (ICE research focuses on human factors, however,  you are able to research other topics as well)

Attend an Open Evening

Would you like to learn more about the MSc student experience here at ICE?

We run Open Evenings at various points in the year in order for you to get a taste of what it would be like studying on the course. This is a great opportunity to talk to staff and our implant experts, and to view our facilities for yourself.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the entry requirements?

  • In order to be eligible for our MSc/PGDip Programme you will have to meet the following requirements:

    1. Be a dental practitioner who holds a GDC registerable dental degree and membership of professional body (UK employees only) or equivalent in your home country for international applicants.
    2. Be able to provide evidence of full indemnity insurance
    3. Have 1-2 years post-qualification experience in a hospital service or general dental practice.

    *Please note that if English is not your first language you may need to provide an English language proficiency certificate. Contact the University of Salford Admissions Office 0161 295 4545 or

What will I learn?

The course provides a strong foundation for dentists to progress their career in dental implantology. You will cover the whole implant process in-depth from treatment planning and implant placement to restoration.


    • Explore current knowledge and practice in implant dentistry
    • Gain practical experience and learn to critically evaluate a diverse range of implant cases
    • Build your own clinical portfolio with the support of a clinical mentor
    • Become competent in patient assessment, diagnosis & treatment and receive a certificate of competency – this is important for the GDC
    • Discover new technologies such as minimally invasive computer guided surgery and explore CAD-CAM restorative treatment techniques, infection control, medico-legal and ethical considerations, and human factors
    • The course’s evidence-based approach makes your learning directly transferable to your clinic and thus enhances overall quality of patient care

How many CPD hours will I earn on this course?

  • The MSc Dental Implantology provides about 405 verifiable CPD hours.

Where is the course being held?

ICE Postgraduate Dental Institute & Hospital in Salford Quays.

For directions, please visit the contact page.

Please note, occasional sessions will be held at the University of Salford’s Frederick Road Campus.