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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc

A full-time, one year Master’s programme designed to provide an understanding of applied clinical sciences and the concepts of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with practical experience in dentoalveolar surgery.

Mode of study

  • Full-time: 1 year

Tuition fees (2015/16)

  • UK/EU Full-time: £23,690
  • Overseas Full-time: £38,420

Application date

  • All applicants: 9 January 2015

More details in Application section.

What will I learn?

The programme combines taught courses with a research component. Students attend teaching clinics, ward rounds, lectures, seminars, and carry out research leading to a project dissertation. There are supervised clinical and laboratory craft courses and the opportunity to observe at inpatient operating sessions.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The programme’s students benefit from the broad programme structure that includes operating sessions, outpatient clinics, lectures, demonstrations and seminars, and the use of special investigative techniques to illustrate the diagnosis and management of orofacial surgical disease.

Find out more about the programme on the institute's Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc page.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).

Core Modules

  • Principles of Treatment Core Course (Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Clinical Care Core Course (Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery I
  • Theory of Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery II


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through clinical and laboratory instruction on a one-to-one basis, seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, self-directed learning and problem-based learning.

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification.

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is 9 January 2015.

Who can apply?

The programme offers education and training in oral and maxillofacial surgery that will provide a sound foundation for specialist practice and progression towards higher surgical training.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • why you want to study oral and maxillofacial surgery at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • what is your source of funding and is this something you have applied for already
  • what is your previous experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • what is your aim after completion of this Master's degree and how do you expect this qualification to help you
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


One of the programme's aims is to contribute to the development of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in other countries especially where healthcare challenges are different from the United Kingdom, with recognition thath trainees may have to contend with a higher prevalence of untreated disease, limited financial and technical resources and limited expertise and support for the specialty.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, Senior House Officer in OFMS, 2012
  • Lincon General Hospital, Senior House Officer in OMFS, 2011
  • Barnet & Chase Farm Hospital, Trainee Surgeon, 2010
  • UCL, MClinDent Student, 2010


On completion of their studies, some graduates undertake senior house officer posts in UK teaching hospitals and take the opportunity to progress through specialist training posts to become NHS Hospital Consultants. Overseas graduates may return to their home country to continue their specialist training. Some graduates go into NHS or private dental practice whilst others pursue medical training or further research, teaching and academic careers.

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