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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dental Specialties) MSc

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Degree awarded
MSc, PGDip
MSc 1-2 yrs, PGDip 9-18 mths
Entry requirements

All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution.

Evidence of citizenship of an EU country will be required for those claiming home student status. 

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Around 8 places are typically available.
How to apply

We accept student intakes for September each year.

To be considered for the September 2014 intake, a completed application including all supporting documents must be submitted.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

This programme is designed for dentists who wish to advance their knowledge of this clinical specialty at a postgraduate level. There are three components: Research Methods and Biostatistics; Specialist Clinical Component; and a Research Component.

The aim of the Research Methods and Biostatistics components is to enable students to become competent in the design, data collection, and simple analysis and interpretation of clinical research projects.

The aim of the Specialist Clinical Component is to give students an understanding of the scientific basis of oral and maxillofacial surgery with particular emphasis on current theories relevant to the diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical management of patients. The evidence base supporting clinical surgical practice is emphasised.

The Specialist Clinical Component permits observation of a wide range of surgery including facial trauma, implant and reconstructive, cancer and reconstructive, salivary gland and orthognathic surgery, as well as participation in dentoalveolar surgery.

The aim of the Research Component is to offer research training in identification, formulation and implementation of a specific research project. The research project is in line with the research themes of control of pain and anxiety or surgical implantology or oral cancer and health services research.

Open days

The course will be hosting virtual online open days throughout the year, enabling registered users to ask questions about the course and have a live interactive chat with the Course Director.

To register interest to take part in an open day, (first come first served basis) please email:


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £16,800
    International students (per annum): £38,800
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £8,400
    International students (per annum): £19,400
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £11,500
    International students (per annum): £27,400
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £5,600
    International students (per annum): £13,450

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Dentistry
+44 (0)161 306 0239
+44 (0)161 306 1565
Academic department overview
See: About Us.

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