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. This MSc is the only UK programme of its kind and provides a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and clinical aspects of oral medicine.


The Oral Medicine MSc is a full-time degree programme taken over one year.

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

Contact days

The full-time programme generally requires attendance five days a week, throughout the year (excepting UCL closure days).

Teaching and assessment

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. Assessment is through practical, clinical and oral examinations, log book review, written papers (MCQ and MSA), and the dissertation.

Dr Stefano Fedele is the Programme Director.

Career enhancement

The programme’s staff holds positions with national and international societies. Students benefit from these connections as staff from other institutions can help with their projects and visiting professors regularly spend time at the Institute.

After completion of the programme, graduates have typically followed four potential pathways: academic positions in oral medicine in universities of countries where no further academic or clinical training is required; PhD programmes (typically in the UK, but also in the wider EU and overseas); NHS clinical training positions, either Foundation Training or Specialist Training (in the UK); positions in dental practices (UK, EU and overseas).


Year One

Clinical Science & Research Methods

15 credits.

Assessed through a two-hour MCQ examination.

Principles of Therapeutics and Treatment Core Course (Oral Medicine)

15 credits.

Skills and knowledge required for clinical management of oral medicine patients in an NHS outpatient clinic.

Assessed through logbook and case-based discussion.

Clinical Care Core Course (Oral Medicine)

15 credits.

Skills and knowledge required for clinical management of disease relevant to oral medicine (low-complexity cases).

Assessed through logbook and case-based discussion.

Advanced Clinical Care in Oral Medicine

15 credits.

Skills and knowledge required for clinical management of disease relevant to oral medicine (high-complexity cases).

Assessed through logbook and case-based discussion.

Principles and Practice in Oral Medicine

60 credits.

Principles and practice, via formal teaching and clinical sessions (moderate-complexity cases).Assessed through written examination, assessment of clinical activities, and viva.

MSc in Oral Medicine Dissertation

60 credits. Research project.

Assessed through a written dissertation and oral examination.

Application deadline

The deadline for the September 2017 programme is 8 January 2017. The online application portal will open in the autumn of 2016.


Visit the UCL website to see 2016/17 fees. Tuition fees are set each year, so subsequent years will be subject to increases.

Entry requirements

Applicants must possess an undergraduate dental qualification (i.e. BDS, or equivalent from a recognised institution) and have a minimum of two years experience post-qualification.

Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they meet the required standard by either having recently passed one of the UCL recognised English language tests at the 'good' level, or through work or education experience in English.

Students must have appropriate permission to study in the UK.

How to apply

Applicants should apply online through UCL's online application system.  Before doing so, please ensure you have reviewed the above information and have the correct documentation ready.


Applicants are required to submit the contact details (address and email address) of two appropriate referees. One must be academic and the other should be an employer or colleague. Referees may not be family members or friends.

Once you have submitted your application, each referee will be contacted by email and supplied with a link to a webpage to which they should upload their reference.

Your application will remain incomplete until all references have been received. You can monitor the status of your application online and resend the reference request emails or change your referee contact details if necessary. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all references are received by the application deadline.

Upload supporting documentation

As part of the application process, you will be asked to upload various documents.

CV Applicants must provide a clear, current and accurate copy of their CV.
Transcript All UK applicants are required to submit a copy of their degree certificate, all non-UK applicants are required to submit a copy their degree certificate and their academic transcript.
Transcript 2 Applicants currently practising in the UK must provide a copy of their current full GDC registration certificate.
English Language Test Applicants whose first language is not English need to provide their UCL-approved English language certification.

What happens next

After you have submitted your application online, and once your references and have been received, your application will be held by the Institute.  Selection commences after the application deadline in January and is usually completed by March.

If your application has been successful, University Admissions will issue a formal offer letter confirming your fee status and specifying a deadline by which you must confirm acceptance.  If your offer is conditional, you will be given a deadline by which you must meet the condition.


Nichola Faddoul
Programme Administrator
For any further information about the content of the programme.
Institute Admissions edi-admissions@ucl.ac.uk
+44(0)20 3456 1092
For help with the application process, including entry requirements.
University Admissions admissions@ucl.ac.uk For queries about visas, immigration and fees.