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Start Dates: Oct
Attendance: Part-time day
Course Level:Postgraduate
Duration: 3 Years
Campus Location: Putteridge Bury Campus, Luton

About the course

This flexible, part-time, postgraduate programme has a unique focus on the development of dental educators and the teams they support and lead. It builds on the success of our PgCert in Dental Education (the first of its kind in the UK) in order to extend your development as dental educator, scholar and leader.

The course combines core and optional units. The core unit at PgCert stage focuses on your practice as a dental educator, including teaching, learning and assessment strategies.

The core unit at PgDip stage focuses on the ways in which you lead and develop the dental team and develop your organisation as a learning organisation. In the final stage of the course, you have the opportunity to undertake a year long supervised project in an area of professional interest.

The course has been endorsed by the Academy of Medical Educators (on completion of PgCert units) and is aligned to the COPDEND UK (2013) Standards for Dental Educators. It provides opportunities to develop your thinking and practice within a dynamic multi-disciplinary community of clinical educators.

The course team model learner-centred teaching, learning and assessment practices. Assessments foster strong links between your learning and practice, allowing you to make immediate changes to enhance education and training in your organisation.

  • Study with an inspirational, inter-disciplinary course team who are established medical and dental educators with experience spanning undergraduate and postgraduate dental, medical and healthcare education
  • Explore the wide range of learning, teaching and assessment methods used across all levels of dental education and training
  • Develop a supervised independent project that focuses on dental education research, innovation or improvement
  • Gain the skills, attitudes and practices of an expert dental educator, acquire a deep awareness of personal responsibility and professional codes of conduct, learn to critically appraise both your own and others’ practice, and address your emerging development needs through independent and collaborative activity
  • Benefit from visiting experts who make regular contributions to study days, master classes and online activity.

Units

  • Dental Education In Practice (MEC009-6) Compulsory
  • Dental Education Research Project (MEC017-6) Compulsory
  • Developing Ethical Dental Teams (PMS024-6) Compulsory
  • Educational Perspectives For The Workplace (MEC004-6) Optional
  • Simulation In Practice (MEC011-6) Optional
  • Understanding Learning In The Workplace (MEC014-6) Optional

The assessment strategy for the course combines formative and summative elements i.e assessment for learning and assessment of learning. It is designed to foster strong links between learning on the course and the lived realities of dental educators working in a range of clinical and academic contexts. It is also designed to enable you to evidence your achievement of standards for dental educators, in order to satisfy requirements of professional bodies and organisations. The choice of assessments is determined on the basis of their fitness for purpose i.e. to evidence achievement of unit learning outcomes at m-level (Level 7). However, they also rehearse writing for a range of academic purposes; an early assessment point in Dental Education in Practice (a core unit) is designed to rehearse writing in the reflective genre and Harvard referencing conventions. Later assessments move to writing in the academic genre, within the traditions of the social sciences. Increasing emphasis is placed on academic literacy and the ability to present complex ideas coherently with reference to appropriate literature. Plentiful opportunities are built in to the course to rehearse these skills, e.g. exercises in problematising, practice in assessing exemplars of actual (anonymised) assignments, using the criteria we use on the course. By modelling and analysing best practice in educational assessment, we hope you will gain confidence and skills in critiquing, using and developing their own approaches to assessment. To enhance your understanding and experiences of assessment practices (relevant to your role as an educator) you will encounter a wide range of assessment methods. Examples of assessment methods used across the course are: evidence based portfolios (e.g. Dental Education in Practice, Simulation in Practice,); academic papers (e.g. Contemporary Educational Perspectives); critical appraisals (Workplace Based Learning); Oral presentations (Dental Education Development Project); Case Studies (Workplace Based Learning, Simulation in Practice) Reflective assignments (Dental Education in Practice, Developing the Dental Team) Literature review (Workplace Based Learning and Dental Education Research Project) and research proposals (Dental Education Research and Development Projects) Details of assessment methods are found in each UIF.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

 

 

Entry requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

 

 

 


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

 

 

 


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

 

 


You will graduate as a competent teacher, well equipped for a range of dental education and training roles and responsibilities.

You will be ideally placed to respond to current and future developments in educational policies and practices.

Fees and funding

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 21/22 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Fees and funding


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year. You can apply for a loan from the Government to help pay for your tuition fees and living costs. Visit www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £8,250 per year.

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk


The full-time standard fee for a taught Master's degree for the Academic Year 2021/22 is available at www.beds.ac.uk/intfees

If you have any questions around fees and funding, please email international@beds.ac.uk

The University reserves the right to increase tuition fees by no more than inflation.

Scholarship Available

The Scholarship scheme for international students enrolling in the academic year 21/22 at one of our UK campuses is as follows:

  • An automatic £1,000 Vice Chancellor's Scholarship for new international applicants (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A £500 Prompt Payment Discount for applicants who pay their first year fees in full, before or at registration (undergraduate and postgraduate).
  • A further £500 for applicants who are also University of Bedfordshire alumni

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

Putteridge Bury campus

Our Putteridge Bury campus is a magnificent neo-Elizabethan manor house built in 1911 in the style of Chequers, with beautiful grounds and a reflecting pool. 

It is home to University events including graduations, academic research symposia and seminars such as those held by our business school's postgraduate programmes, as well as a wide variety of public and private events including conferences, weddings, funeral receptions and public holiday functions.

Find out more about Putteridge Bury's public and private events

Location

Ideally located only four miles from Luton town centre, Putteridge Bury is set in picturesque parkland just off the A505 and enjoys a tranquil rural environment and ample parking within the grounds.

Putteridge Bury is a short drive from the University Square campus, London Luton airport, the train station and bus station.

A free shuttle bus service operates between Putteridge Bury and the University Square campus in Luton town centre .

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student