Taught course

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Dental Specialties)

The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

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.

Months of entry


Course content

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.

The core text book for the course is provided. This book, Master Dentistry Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Radiology, Pathology and Oral Medicine (ISBN 0443061920), has been produced by School of Dentistry staff: Coulthard, Horner, Sloan and Theaker.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5, or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper based); 230 (computer based); 90 iBT,

Fees and funding

Self-funding; Government/Embassy Sponsorship; Employer.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months


part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+ 44 (0) 161 306 0239
+ 44 (0) 161 275 6710