We require a primary dental qualification from a recognised institution and at least two years' experience in general professional practice.
Months of entry
Our three-year MSc (Clin) Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery course enables dentists to train in the diagnosis and management of diseases, injuries and defects affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.
All academic units are based on the speciality of oral surgery, but within the wider context of oral and maxillofacial surgery. You will undertake minor oral surgery under supervision, carried out under local anaesthesia, conscious sedation and general anaesthesia. You will also attend theatre to assist and observe major surgery and attend consultation clinics, trauma clinics, ward rounds and carry out ward duties.
The clinical component of the course consists of units covering surgical basic sciences, reflective oral surgery practices, dental tissues, bone disease and injury, soft tissues, and salivary tissue, pain and the temporomandibular joint.
You will attend weekly interactive seminars led by senior staff and invited guest and international speakers. Some of these have actor patients present to allow you to rehearse your clinical skills.
If you study the full three-year MSc, you will also attend external teaching events such as residential blocks for basic science applied to surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
The course infers eligibility to sit at the Tricollegiate Membership examination in Oral Surgery (MOral Surg) of the Royal College of Surgeons on completion of this MSc course.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time36 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
- +44 (0)161 543 4695