Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc
A full-time, one year Master’s programme 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).
Mode of study
- Full-time 1 year
- 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 inpatient 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 180 credits. The programme consists of six core modules (120 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits).
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:
Further information about funding and scholarships can be found on the Scholarships and funding website.
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.
Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements
English language proficiency level: Good
How to apply
The deadline for applications 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 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 and maxillofacial 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 and maxillofacial 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 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.
Top career destinations for this programme
- Aristotle University, Dentist, 2011
- UCL, Further Studies: M.Clin Dent, 2010
- Barnet & Chase Farm Hospital, Trainee surgeon, 2010
- Premier Inn Agency, Dental Assistant, 2011
On completion of their studies, some graduates undertake senior house officer posts in UK teaching hospitals and take the opportunity to progress through specialist training posts to become NHS Hospital Consultants. Overseas graduates may return to their home country to continue their specialist training. Some graduates go into NHS or private dental practice whilst others pursue medical training or further research, teaching and academic careers.
"When you meet new contacts nationally and internationally they have nearly always heard of UCL and the Eastman Dental Institute, so its strong reputation and well-known ‘brand’ is a definite benefit."
Professor Susan Cunningham
Professor/Honorary Consultant in Orthodontics
"Attending a prestigious dental graduate institute, being part of a world-class research project and performing at the Olympic Opening Ceremony can only happen here at UCL!"
Polly Pok-Lam Fung