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Oral Medicine MSc

A full-time, one year Master’s programme that includes the diagnosis and medical treatment of, and research into, conditions of the mouth, face, salivary glands and jaws.

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’s students gain an understanding of aetiopathogenesis, clinical features, investigation and management of disorders of the oral mucosa and salivary glands, non-neoplastic disease of the jawbones, and disorders of sensation of the mouth, and develop skills in investigating and managing such diseases.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The programme’s students benefit from the opportunity to become closely involved in the clinical care of patients, taking full part in the processes of examination, diagnosis, assessment, investigations and the prevention and management of disease. They will also be exposed to the research activities of the unit and gain significant experience in translational research design and delivery.

Find out more about the programme on the institute's Oral Medicine MSc page.

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

Core Modules

  • Principles of Therapeutics and Treatment Core Course (Oral Medicine)
  • Clinical Care Core Course (Oral Medicine)
  • Advanced Clinical Care in Oral Medicine
  • Principles and Practice of Oral Medicine


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


Each student undertakes an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 10,000-12,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, clinical teaching on a one-to-one basis, seminar teaching, lectures, journals club, case discussion, 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 is aimed at dental professionals who wish to extend their knowledge and skills in oral medicine in order to become a competent practitioner in the field, within and outside the United Kingdom.

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 medicine 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 this field
  • what is your career plan 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.


After completion of the programme, graduates have typically followed five potential pathways:

  • academic/hospital positions in oral medicine in countries where no further academic or clinical training is required
  • PhD programmes
  • NHS clinical training positions, either foundation training or specialist training
  • NHS posts e.g. speciality doctor/dentist in the UK
  • positions in dental practices in the UK, EU and overseas

Top career destinations for this programme

  • University Hospitals Birmingham/Birmingham Dental School, Speciality Dentist, 2011
  • Fatima Memorial Hospital/College of Medicine and Dentistry, Pakistan, Assistant Professor and Consultant in Oral Medicine, 2011
  • Charlton Village Dentist, Associate Dentist, 2011
  • UCL , Paediatric Dentistry, 2011
  • UCL, Grand Challenge PhD Programme, 2011


The institute has an internationally renowned oral medicine unit with staff who are highly active in teaching and research, and the associated Eastman Dental Hospital has a strong patient base that ensures exposure to a wide range of oral medicine conditions. The programme ensures that students lay the groundwork towards an academic and/or hospital career in oral medicine in the UK or abroad.

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