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Oral Surgery (Advanced Training) MClinDent


A full-time, three year Master's programme designed for students from Europe and overseas. It matches the institute's specialty training programme and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home countries.


Mode of study

  • Full-time: 3 years

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 in-patient 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 Surgery (Advanced Training) MClinDent page.


Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Year one, students complete core modules to the value of (135 credits). Year two, students complete core modules to the value of (135 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits). Year three, students take part in clinical study (not credit bearing).

Core Modules

  • Principles of Treatment Core Course (Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Clinical Care Core Course (Oral/Oral Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery I
  • Theory of Oral/ Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery II
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery III
  • Trauma and Correction of Facial Deformity
  • Oral Oncology
  • Clinical Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery IV

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 13,000-15,000 words.

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. Assessment is through written, practical and oral examinations, essays, logbook, internal appraisal through regular progress reports and the dissertation.


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 suitable for applicants from outside the European Union who wish to gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience. The programme is not offered as part of a UK/EU specialist training pathway, and completion of it will not entitle the graduate for entry onto the UK specialist register.

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 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 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.


Career

The programme aims to offer education and training in oral surgery that will provide a sound foundation for progression towards higher surgical training and/or a research career in this field. Graduates who have recently completed the programme have returned to take up positions around the world as academics and clinicians in oral surgery.

Top career destinations for this programme

  • Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Medical Degree, 2011
  • University of King Saudi, University Lecturer, 2011
  • King's College London, Dentistry, 2011
  • Private Practice, Oral Surgeon, 2011
  • Ministry of Health, Kuwait, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 2013

Employability

Current students are planning, on completion of the programme, to sit the MOS (Membership in Oral Surgery) tri-collegiate examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Glasgow and Edinburgh.



 
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