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Oral Surgery MClinDent

A full-time, two year Master's programme offering 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

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£23,690 (FT)
Overseas:
£38,420 (FT)

Application deadlines

All applicants:
9 January 2015

Entry Requirements

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.

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: core modules (135 credits). Year two: 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 I
  • Theory of Oral/Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery II
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery III
  • Trauma and Correction of Facial Deformity
  • Oral Oncology
  • Clinical Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Dento-Alveolar Surgery IV

Options

  • There are no optional modules for this programme.

Dissertation/report

All 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.

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

Funding

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.

Careers

The programme aims to offer education and training in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery that will provide a sound foundation for specialist practice and progression towards higher surgical training. All UCL Certificate, Diploma and Masters level taught programmes are now approved by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) for accreditation towards its Career Pathway. Specialist Training Programmes incorporate the relevant university qualification (MClinDent/MSc) and provide approved training in preparation for the membership examination of the Royal Colleges.

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 MClinDent page.

Student / staff ratios › 80 staff › 420 taught students › 62 research students

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Application and next steps

Applications

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
2015-01-09

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 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 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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