Mobile menu icon
Mobile menu icon Search iconSearch
Search type
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery student looking at an x-ray of a mouth

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (MSc)

Our course helps dentists to learn more about the clinical specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Dental Specialties) Overview

Year of entry: 2017

View tabs | View full page

Overview

This MSc is ideal if you are a dentist who wants to learn how to perform minor oral surgery in the context of wider oral and maxillofacial surgery.

It is also suitable if you want to conduct further research in this field.

You will cover three main areas:

  • research methods;
  • biostatistics;
  • specialist clinical component.

The specialist clinical component will help you develop an understanding of the scientific basis of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc is a one-year course. A three-year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery MSc (Clin) course is also available.

Learn more

More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online contact form.



Degree awarded
MSc, PGDip
Duration
MSc 12/24 mnths FT/PT, PGDip 9/18 mths FT/PT
Entry requirements

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

Applicants are also required to have at least two years¿ experience in general professional practice.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

Intake varies from year to year, 4-8 places are typically accepted.

Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 306 0239
How to apply

To apply for this course, you must fill in our online form .

We accept student intakes for September each year. To be considered for the September 2017 intake, a completed application including all supporting documents must be submitted.

Course options

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

Course description

This course is designed for dentists who wish to advance their knowledge of this clinical specialty at a postgraduate level.

There are four separate units: Research Methods (15 credits); Biostatistics (15 credits); Specialist Clinical Component (90 credits); and, for MSc students, a dissertation (60 credits).

In the cases of the Research Methods and Biostatistics units, the aim is to enable you 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 you 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 dissertation (for MSc students only) 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.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £18,500
    International students (per annum): £40,000
  • MSc (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,250
    International students (per annum): £20,000
  • PGDip (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £13,000
    International students (per annum): £30,000
  • PGDip (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £6,500
    International students (per annum): £15,000

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.