Taught course

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (Dental Specialties)

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

We require a primary dental qualification from a recognised institution and at least two years' experience in general professional practice.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our one-year MSc Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery course is designed for dentists who wish to advance their knowledge of this clinical specialty at postgraduate level.

This specialty is concerned with the diagnosis and management of diseases, injuries and defects affecting the mouth, jaws, face and neck.

The specialist clinical component of the course will 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 course will also emphasise the evidence base supporting clinical surgical practice.

You will observe a wide range of surgery, including facial trauma, implant and reconstructive, cancer and reconstructive, salivary gland and orthognathic surgery, as well as participating in dentoalveolar surgery.

The course also covers the design, data collection, and simple analysis and interpretation of clinical research projects, and culminates in the MSc dissertation. You will learn how to identify, formulate and implement a specific research project in line with the research themes of pain and anxiety control, surgical implantology, or oral cancer and health services research.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require one of the following:

  • IELTS test 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in all components);
  • TOEFL test: 90 (internet-based) (Minimum: Listening 18; Writing 20; Reading 18 and Speaking 20);
  • Pearson Test 59-65 (with no less than 51 in each component).

Candidates who do not meet the minimum requirements as noted above, at the time of application, will not be considered.

Overseas candidates who hold a degree from a country officially recognised as majority English-speaking may not be required to provide proof of English certification.

Fees and funding

Self-funding; Government/Embassy Sponsorship; Employer.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

part time
18 months
full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Email
pgtaught.dentistry@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 161 306 0239