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Contact details

Ms Marianne Dang

Email: m.dang@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3456 1092

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£16,750 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£35,000 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

More information

Prospectus Entry

Eastman Dental Institute

Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

60% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc

The Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc is designed to provide an understanding of applied clinical sciences and the concepts of oral and maxillofacial surgery, with practical experience in dentoalveolar surgery. The programme provides appropriate preparation for the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS and MJDF).

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The programme combines taught courses with a research component. Students attend teaching clinics, ward rounds, lectures, seminars, and carry out a piece of study 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 Eastman is a centre of excellence, at the forefront of evidence-based clinical service, research and development, and education in the oral health care sciences.

It is the largest academic postgraduate dental centre in Europe, and is a leading centre in the management of orofacial pain, cancer, and facial deformity. Out-patient and day case units are based at the Eastman, with in-patient operating at University College Hospital.

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.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year

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

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Principles of Treatment (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Clinical Care (Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
  • Theory of Oral/ Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery 1
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery 2


  • 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. Assessment is through practical and oral examinations, written papers (MCQ, MSA and essays), log books, internal appraisals and the dissertation.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

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

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 English Language Qualification page for full details.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications for this programme is 11 January for the year of entry. However, late applications may be considered after this date. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. We aim to interview all suitable applicants prior to offering a place.

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 & Maxillofacial Surgery at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
  • 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.


The programme aims to contribute to the development of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in other countries especially where healthcare challenges are different from the United Kingdom. We recognise our trainees contend with a higher prevalence of untreated disease, limited financial and technical resources, limited expertise and support for our specialty.

Recent first destinations of graduates of the programme include:

  • Barnet and Chase Farm Hospital: Trainee Surgeon
  • ABP: Associate Dentist
  • UCL Analgesia Centre: Clinical Investigator
  • NHS: Hospital Consultant

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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