Tier 2

Level 2


Can I skip the 10 day programme and go directly onto your MSc?

Applying to become a specialist or for level 2 accreditation for endodontics

What are the aims and objectives for the 10 day programme?

What topics are covered during the 10 day programme?

What is the investment for the 10 day programme?

Programme validation

Directions to the venue in Formby, hotels, taxis etc

Can I skip the 10 day programme and go directly onto your MSc?

Applying to become a specialist or for level 2 accreditation for endodontics

What are the aims and objectives for the 10 day programme?

What topics are covered during the 10 day programme?

What is the investment for the 10 day programme?

Programme validation

Directions to the venue in Formby, hotels, taxis etc

Tier 2

Level 2


Year 2 of the MSc

(Postgraduate Diploma equivalence)

Year 2 of the MSc Endodontology programme starts every Autumn and applications for this programme are now invited.

With very small teaching groups, you can expect very focussed teaching from our highly experienced team.

Successful completion of Year 2 is an entry requirement for Year 3 (Dissertation module) of the Masters Degree in Endodontology. Alternatively, on successful completion of Year 2, you may elect to exit the programme and would be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontology.

Places on this programme are more limited than on Year 1, please contact our programme administrators on 0345 363 0400 for further details on the programme.

Click here for more information about this programme.

Exciting content

This programme is divided into three modules, Innovations in Endodontics, Research Methods and Statistics, and Endodontic Microscopy.

Flexible attendance

Days 1-6 of the programme can be completed in the classroom or online. If you have your own microscope you can also complete days 7-10 online too.

In-depth training

Our education centre is unique in the UK, with state-of-the-art equipment. Hands-on sessions for this programme will involve the use of our 2D / 3D x-ray imaging systems, various types of dental microscopes, thermal obturation systems and more.

Progress on to year 3

This programme will award you with another 60 credits towards the MSc Degree, only 60 credits left and you will have an MSc in Endodontology. Progress onto the final module (the dissertation) or exit here with a Postgraduate Diploma in Endodontology.



  • Core subjects for Year 2 of the MSc Endodontology programme, based around 3 modules

    Module 1 - Innovations in Endodontics (Module code: NM7903) 


    • To offer students the opportunity to explore and evaluate a range of new techniques and/or materials for use in endodontics.
    • To question the evidence base for new innovations in endodontics

    Some examples of module content are:

    • Endodontic imaging; Digital radiography, the theory, a critical review of available systems, advantages and disadvantages, 3-D imaging systems, with a focus on CBCT and their potential future role in contemporary endodontics including guided access.
    • Active root canal irrigation techniques; the use of active irrigation systems in the chemical debridement of the root canal system, a critical appraisal of theory and methodology
    • Alternative root canal obturation techniques; The roles of Gutta Percha type materials and alternate materials to seal the root canal system. Evaluation of new obturation techniques and a critical evaluation of their efficacy. A further and  in-depth evaluation of single cone obturation and sealer placement techniques.
    • Tomorrow's irrigants; evaluation of chemical root canal irrigant solutions that are not yet widely used or accepted for use in the UK.
    • Dedicated endodontic computer software, including issues relating to management of referral practices, practice logistics, treatment costing, communication techniques and use of IT systems for marketing purposes.
    • The reduced taper file preparation; a critical evaluation of the potential of thinner canal preparation techniques, reviewing the evidence base for the rationale of reduced preparation sizes. The role of such file systems in the management of sclerosed canals.
    • The endodontic/implant debate; the comparative outcomes of endodontic treatment versus implant . A critical appraisal of the statistics and prognostic indicators underpinning treatment planning decisions for the management of compromised teeth.

    Assessment for module 1

    1 x 5000 word literature review on an endodontic topic, submission date is 14 days after final day of this module (day 6). For example, if final day is 12 January, submission due date will be 26 January


    Module 2 - Research (Module code: NM7069)


    • To provide a comprehensive introduction to research regarding key concepts, approaches, and techniques.
    • To facilitate the preparation of a research proposal for the dissertation.
    • To enable students to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to their research topic.

    Some examples of module content are:

    • Research and professional practice: evidence-based practice, being a critical consumer of research, practice development and research.
    • Key concepts and issues in research: research topics and research questions, answering questions with data, validity and reliability of data, qualitative and quantitative data, description, exploration, finding connections, formulating and testing hypotheses, populations and sampling.
    • Gathering and analysing data: Observation, questionnaires, interviews. Data analysis and drawing conclusions.
    • Literature review: searching, locating, reading and summarising, reviewing and critiquing, organising, synthesising, and using the literature.
    • Preparing the research proposal: Identifying research questions or hypothesis for chosen topic. Designing a study to address the question(s). Data gathering and recording, data analysis. Considering alternative approaches: critical analysis of alternative methods of research to the chosen approach. Knowledge transfer and strategies for dissemination.
    • Ethical frameworks, constraints, data protection, confidentiality and human rights, preparing an application for ethical approval.

    Assessment for module 2

    A 5000 word research proposal, including a critical review of ethical issues raised in the proposal (approx. 1000 words); submission date is usually second week of May but will be confirmed at the start of the module in February.     

    Module 3 - Endodontic Microscopy (Module code: NM7904)


    • This module will cover those areas of endodontics that most benefit from the use of enhanced magnification and illumination, such as management of MTA and other bioceramics in the repair of perforations, the management of MTA/bioceramics in the closure of open apices cases.
    • Location and safe exploration of sclerosed canals
    • Exploration of additional canal structures such as MB2 and middle mesial canal systems
    • Management of merging canals
    • Negotiation and management of ledged canals
    • Retrieval of fractured dental instruments from root canals.
    • To provide an in-depth evaluation of the history of the dental microscope in endodontics, its indications for use, the advantages and disadvantages Make recommendations on current best practice for its clinical use.
    • Each participant will have the sole use of a dental operating microscope for all the hands on sessions in this module.

    Some examples of module content are:

    • The history of the dental operating microscope and the indications for use of the operating microscope in endodontics.
    • The importance of illumination and magnification in the successful and predictable management of endodontic cases
    • Inflammation and immunity, a critical review of acute inflammation, chronic inflammation, host immunity and how these processes relate to the endodontic disease process.
    • MTA, (Mineral Trioxide Aggregate ) and other bioceramics. Biology and indications for clinical use of these materials in compromised cases. Manipulation of materials in the root canal using the operating microscope
    • Resorption, a critical appraisal of the processes that lead to the various presentations of root resorption. Its clinical management using MTA/bioceramics and Calcium Hydroxide.
    • Pulp chamber anatomy, Use of the microscope to explore natural pulp chamber anatomy and the application of this knowledge in the prevention of iatrogenic damage.
    • Practical use of the operating microscope including ergonomics of microscope use, siting of microscopes and the use of the microscope in a working team

    Assessment for module 3

    2 x case presentations, presentation 1 is on day 10 and presentation 2 is on day 11.

    1 x OSCE examination on final day of the module (day 12)

    • Be qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practise dentistry
    • To have successfully completed (or intend to complete prior to entry) Year 1 of our MSc programme or have already completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Endodontology or equivalent.
    • Be registered with the General Dental Council and have a current annual practice certificate
    • Be in professional practice or have a hospital appointment for the duration of the programme
    • Be registered with a Defence Union and possess indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level
    • Be qualified at IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent (if English is not first language)
  • The fee for Year 2 which includes all course materials and university fees is £8640.

    Easy payment options. To secure your place on the programme, we would require a deposit of £525 at the time of application, followed by 12 x monthly payments of £676.25. The monthly invoices will start 1 month before the programme starts.

    If at any point during the programme, you wish to settle the outstanding balance with one payment, you can request an invoice for the entire amount. Just contact a member of the simplyendo team.

  • To register for one of our postgraduate programmes email Julie (julie@simplyendo.uk) or call 0345 363 0400.
  • Venue information Formby 

    Please see below address details for the Formby venue of simplyendo.

    Formby College 46 Freshfield Road Formby Liverpool L37 3HW

    Directions to Formby by Road

    From M6 (North), exit at junction 26, and join the M58, travel to the other end of the M58 (don't worry, it's a short motorway only), where you will arrive at Switch Island

    From M6 (South), exit at junction 21a (M62 West), travel along M62 to junction 6, exit at junction 6 to join M57. Please note the M57 has its own dedicated sliproad for entry onto the M57 which is immediately after junction 6. Watch the signposts carefully to make sure you use this sliproad as it will save you navigating a huge roundabout! Travel North on M57 to the end, where you will arrive at Switch Island At Switch Island, Follow signs for Broom's Cross Rd/A5758, PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THE LANES AT SWITCH ISLAND. Stay on Broom's Cross Rd/A5758 until you reach a roundabout (about 2 miles), take the 2nd exit onto Southport Rd/A565 Continue to follow A565 through Ince Woods, and then continue on through two sets of traffic lights (very close to each other), noting the road now becomes a dual carriageway. Carry on to first roundabout, where you will turn left. Continue on Liverpool Rd/B5424, go straight at the mini roundabout and carry on to next roundabout (Spar on left), take first left junction off roundabout and then almost immediately at a mini roundabout, take first left again onto Duke St. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit off the roundabout onto Freshfield Road. Follow Freshfield road until you see the signs for Formby High School. Formby College is right next to the entrance for Formby High School.


    Limited Parking is available on-street in front of the college but there is a large car park behind the college which you are welcome to use.

    Directions to Formby by Rail

    Formby is on the main rail line between Southport and Liverpool with very regular services running every 15 minutes. There are 2 rail stations in Formby that you can use, Formby and Freshfield stations. Both are approximately 10 minutes walk (0.5 mile) from Formby College. From Formby or Freshfield, journey time by train into Liverpool is approximately 30 minutes and Southport is approximately 15 minutes. Additionally prices on this line are very reasonable for what is an excellent service. If you wish to take a taxi to our centre rather than walking, it is better to use Formby station as that has a dedicated taxi rank. If you would like to walk it is about 0.6 miles to our centre. From Formby railway station, proceed by foot East from the station, to the roundabout at the base of the bridge that Formby station is on. Turn left onto Freshfield Road. Walk for about 600 yards until you arrive at Formby College, next to Formby High School on the right side. If you are walking from Freshfield station, look for a row of shops on the other side of the road from where Freshfield Station is. Keeping these shops on your right, walk past them into Freshfield Road, and then carry on walking for about 600 yards until you arrive at Formby College, next to Formby High School on the left side.

    Directions to Formby via Taxi

    Formby Village Radio Cars Ltd 36b Chapel Lane Formby L37 4DU

    Telephone : 01704 877777

    E-mail : formbyvillage@gmail.com

    Approximate costs to simplyendo Formby College

    £33 - Liverpool Airport / £50 - Manchester Airport / £20 - Liverpool Lime Street Station

    Google map of the area https://goo.gl/maps/myyWGVLxc7U2

    Local Hotels for Formby

    Formby Hall Golf Resort & Spa, Southport Old Road, Formby L37 0AB

    3 miles from simplyendo by car

    Formby Hall is one of the top golf resorts on the Northwest coast of England with an 18-hole Championship Course, 9-hole Woodhey Dunes Course and PGA Academy. Set in 200 acres of parkland they also have an award-winning spa with 10 treatment rooms, thermal experience facilities and a 20m heated indoor swimming pool. Offering 76 spacious bedrooms, superb food & drink, with lots of lovely outdoor spaces to enjoy as well.

    Telephone : 01704 875699

    e-mail: reservations@formbyhallgolfresort.co.uk

    Website: https://www.formbyhallgolfresort.co.uk

    The Vincent Hotel, 98 Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1JR

    8 miles to simplyendo® within walking distance from Southport train station (simplyendo within walking distance from Freshfield train station). The Vincent Hotel, located in the heart of Southport, is a unique lifestyle hotel. It offers 59 stylish bedrooms and award-winning V Café & Restaurant, a sophisticated cocktail bar, relaxing spa & fitness room, with valet parking.

    Telephone : 01704 883800

    e-mail: enquiries@thevincenthotel.com

    Website: https://thevincenthotel.com/

    Ramada Plaza Southport Marine Lake Promenade Southport PR9 0DZ

    8 miles to simplyendo® within walking distance from Southport train station (simplyendo within walking distance from Freshfield train station). The Waterfront Hotel is located on the Marina and only a short walk from local attractions. Stunning Roof Garden with views of the coast, and Waterfront Marina Restaurant.

    Telephone : 01704 516220

    e-mail: reservations@ramadaplazasouthport.co.uk

    Website: https://www.ramadaplazasouthport.co.uk

  • Can I become a specialist after completing your MSc?

    Upon successful completion of the MSc programme, the GDC’s website states that you are “potentially eligible to enter the specialist lists on the basis of academic and research work”

    For more information on how to apply for the specialist list using academic experience (a masters degree), please visit the GDC’s website by clicking here

    Can I apply for a level 2 accreditation for endodontics after completing your MSc?

    A number of simplyendo delegates have been successful with their applications for Tier 2 accreditation in various regions across the UK.

    If you have qualified at simplyendo OR if you are part way through the programme, you can start the accreditation process.

    The application asks for a case selection and reflective writing, this would be in line with our existing practice of case portfolio development in Year 2 of the MSc (PG Diploma).

    Click here for the accreditation application form and click here for guidance on how to apply.

  • Can I skip the 10 day endodontic programme and go straight onto the MSc in Endodontology?

    Skipping the 10 day programme is not possible. The 10 day endodontic programme is an integral part of our training structure and serves as a prerequisite for the MSc programme.

    It covers a substantial portion of the teaching material for Year 1 of the MSc, and the assessments for Year 1 are specifically tailored to the content of the 10 day programme.


Our state-of-the-art training facility is equipped with microscopes, a 3D CBCT machine and so much more. Everything we need to help us to deliver training that will help you to rapidly acquire a new confidence in your endodontic diagnosis, case planning and treatment.

Postgraduate Certificate

Year 1 of the MSc in Endodontology. An additional 6 days of study, perfecting everything you have learned from the 10 day programme to OSCE standards.

Postgraduate Diploma

Year 2 of the MSc in Endodontology. 12 days of studying advanced topics such endodontic microscopy, innovations in endodontics, research methods and statistics.

MSc in Endodontology

Year 3 of the MSc in Endodontology and the final component for the Masters Degree. You’re given approximately 12 months to submit a dissertation based on an endodontic topic of your choosing. You’ll be appointed a personal supervisor to who will provide 1:1 coaching.