This full-time, three-year Master's programme is designed for students either from UK/EU or overseas countries.
Modes and duration
Tuition fees (2021/22)
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 Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.
Fee deposit: Fee deposits for this programme are as follows: UK full-time and part-time students £2,500; Overseas full-time and part-time students £5,000.
All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification.
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
UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses
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 carry out research leading to a project 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 core modules to the value of (135 credits). Year two consists of core modules (135 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits). Year three (Advanced Training only) is not credit bearing.
Upon successful completion of 540 credits, you will be awarded a MClinDent in Oral Surgery (Advanced Training).
Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.
- 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 and Research Methods
There are no optional modules for this programme.
All students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of approximately 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.
This programme requires a completed DBS check for some compulsory modules. You will receive more information from UCL on how to complete the check once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer for the programme. The DBS application cost will be covered by UCL, but offer holders will also need to have their ID checked and verified at a Post Office, for which they will incur a charge of £12.75. The offer holder is also required to arrange and pay for any overseas police check that may be necessary; costs vary by country. For more information about the DBS application process, please contact the Admissions team.
For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.
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 progression towards higher surgical training and/or a research career in this field. Graduates who have recently completed the programme have returned to take up positions around the world as academics and clinicians in oral surgery.
Current students, on completion of the programme, plan to sit the MOS (Membership in Oral Surgery) Tri-collegiate examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Many recently graduated students of this programme have successfully passed this exam, before embarking on the path towards Oral Surgery Specialisation in the UK, Europe and Overseas.
Why study this degree at UCL?
The programme’s 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.
You can find out more about the programme on the Institute's Oral Surgery (Advanced Training) MClinDent page.
Department: 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.
This programme requires two references. Further information regarding references can be found in our How to apply section.
There is an application processing fee for Eastman Dental Institute programmes of £120 for online applications and £145 for paper applications. Further information can be found at: ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/graduate/taught/application.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for UK/EU and overseas applicants who wish to gain theoretical knowledge and practical experience.
However, the programme is not part of a UK/EU specialist training pathway, hence completion will not automatically entitle graduates to entry onto the UK specialist register.
- All applicants
- 31 January 2021
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.
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