Oral Surgery (Advanced Training) MClinDent
A full-time, three year Master's programme designed for students from outside the European Union. It matches the Specialty Training programme and is designed to enable students to meet training requirements in their home country.
Mode of study
- Full-time 3 years
- UK/EU Full-time: £17,400
- Overseas Full-time: £37,300
- All applicants: 10 January 2014
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?
UCL Eastman Dental Institute is the largest postgraduate dental school in Europe and has a reputation as one of the world’s leading academic centres for dentistry. As part of UCL – London’s Global University – the Institute welcomes UK and international students.
This programme is delivered by the Institute’s unit of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. The unit is based at the Institute and the UCLH Head & Neck Department, and is committed to collaborative research with Great Ormond Street Hospital, Royal London Hospital, and other divisions within UCL and UCLH.
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.
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Year One: Core modules (135 credits). Year Two: Core modules (135 credits), dissertation (90 credits). Year Three: Clinical study (not credit bearing).
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.
All applicants must normally hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical 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 previous work or education experience in English. See UCL's English language proficiency requirements.
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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 application deadline for this programme is 10 January 2014. Late applications may be considered after this date but early application is advisable.
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
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 their home countries to take up positions as lecturers 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 Malaysia, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon, 2009
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.