Oral Surgery MClinDent

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.

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 2 years

Programme start date

September 2016

Tuition Fees (2016/17)

£24,400 (FT) £12,200 (PT)
£39,570 (FT) £19,940 (PT)

Application dates

All applicants
Open: 30 July 2015
Close: 8 January 2016

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience. For further requirements please refer to the institute's Oral Surgery MClinDent page.

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.

International students

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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Degree Information

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.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits.

Year one consists core modules (135 credits). Year two consists of core modules (135 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits).

Core Modules

  • 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 (10,000 - 12,000 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.

Further information on modules and degree structure available on the department web site Oral Surgery MClinDent


Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed below. 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 sound foundation for specialist practice and progression towards higher surgical training.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • PhD, UCL (2011)
  • PhD, Queen Mary, University of London (2011)
  • Senior House Officer in Oral Surgery/Oral Medicine, Bristol (2011)
  • Senior House Officer in OMFS, University Hospital of Dundee (2012)
  • Research Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery, Great Ormond Street Hospital (2013)
  • Speciality Doctor in Maxillofacial Surgery, St Peter's Hospital, Ashford (2014)

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 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

Find out more about the programme on the institute's Oral Surgery MClinDent page.

Student / staff ratios › 63 staff including 6 postdocs › 390 taught students › 66 research students

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Degree reviews

Staff review

"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 Porter

Oral Medicine MSc, Special Care Dentistry MSc, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc, Oral Surgery MClinDent
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Staff review

"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 Leeson

Oral Surgery MClinDent, Special Care Dentistry MSc, Endodontics MSc, Prosthodontics MClinDent, Restorative Dental Practice MClin Dent
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, UCL Eastman Dental Institute
Alumni review

"UCL is renowned for its teaching staff and has always had an excellent reputation, especially the Eastman Dental Institute and its staff. During my time on the programme I acquired broader theoretical knowledge, with improved access to quality surgeries that developed my research skills and relationships with patients."

Alaa Albustami

Oral Surgery MClinDent (2013)

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.

Application deadlines

All applicants
8 January 2016
For full details of the application process please refer to the institute's Oral Surgery MClinDent page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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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.


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