This full-time, two-year Master's programme offers an understanding of applied clinical sciences and the concepts of oral surgery, with practical experience in dentoalveolar surgery.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2018/19)
- £25,880 (FT) £14,180 (PT)
- £41,980 (FT) £23,070 (PT)
Note on fees: The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Current Students website.
Fee deposit: Fee deposits for this programme are as follows: UK/EU full time and part time students £2,500; Overseas full time and part time students £5,000.
Applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience.
English language requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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About this degree
The programme combines taught modules with a research component. Students attend teaching clinics, lectures, seminars, and undertake research study leading to a dissertation. There are supervised clinical and laboratory courses and the opportunity to observe at in-patient operating sessions.
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits.
Year one consists of 135 credits of core modules. Year two consists of core modules (135 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits).
- Principles of Treatment Core Course (Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery)
- Clinical Care Core Course (Oral/Oral Maxillofacial Surgery)
- Dento-Alveolar Surgery 1
- Theory of Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
- Dento-Alveolar Surgery 2
- Dento-Alveolar Surgery 3
- Trauma and Correction of Facial Deformity
- Oral Oncology
- Clinical Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
- Dento-Alveolar Surgery 4
- Clinical Science & Research Methods
There are no optional modules for this programme.
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation (13,000-15,000 words).
Teaching and learning
The programme is delivered through clinical instruction on a one-to-one basis, theoretical instruction including seminar teaching, lectures, journal club, self-directed learning and problem-based learning.
For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.
The programme aims to offer education and training in oral surgery that will provide a solid foundation for specialist practice and progression towards higher surgical training.
Top career destinations for this degree
- Dentist, PH Dental Care
- PhD in Oral Maxillo Facial Surgey, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
- Dentist, Smile Dental Care
Careers data is taken from the ‘Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education’ survey undertaken by HESA looking at the destinations of UK and EU students in the 2012–2014 graduating cohorts six months after graduation.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Students benefit from the broad programme structure that includes operating sessions, outpatient clinics, lectures, demonstrations and seminars, and the use of investigative techniques to illustrate the diagnosis and management of orofacial surgical disease.
Find out more about the programme on the Institute's Oral Surgery MClinDent page.
Department: Eastman Dental Institute
Student / staff numbers
› 106 staff
including 6 postdocs
› 369 taught students
› 107 research students
Staff/student numbers information correct as of 1 August 2017.
Research Excellence Framework (REF)
The Research Excellence Framework, or REF, is the system for assessing the quality of research in UK higher education institutions. The 2014 REF was carried out by the UK's higher education funding bodies, and the results used to allocate research funding from 2015/16.
The following REF score was awarded to the department: Eastman Dental Institute
85% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
Learn more about the scope of UCL's research, and browse case studies, on our Research Impact website.
What our students and staff say
"My work concentrates on finding better ways of diagnosing mouth cancer that ensures patients are identified as early as possible. We work on developing simple methods for easy diagnosis of such disease in the primary health care setting. If oral cancer is identified early affected individuals will not require complex treatment and are likely to survive a disorder that still kills about 50% of affected persons."
Professor Stephen PorterOral Medicine MSc, Special Care Dentistry MSc, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc, Oral Surgery MClinDent
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
"UCL has a global reputation as a centre of excellence in education and research. As a UCL alumni myself, it is a great privilege to work at UCL and to have the opportunity to help inspire, teach and mentor the next generation of researchers and academic clinicians from around the world."
Rachel LeesonOral Surgery MClinDent, Special Care Dentistry MSc, Endodontics MSc, Prosthodontics MClinDent, Restorative Dental Practice MClin Dent
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Application and next steps
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.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for students who wish to gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience in the field of oral surgery, and gain academic skills in clinical research. It provides appropriate preparation for the Membership of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS and MJDF) and higher surgical training.
- All applicants
- 7 January 2018
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
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.