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Primary dental qualification that is acceptable to the University of Leeds: BDS, BChD or equivalent
Two years’ full time (or equivalent) post-graduation clinical experience in hospital dentistry or General Dental Practice or has successfully completed the PGCert in Oral Surgery from University of Leeds
Two references are required: One academic reference from a registered dental practitioner and one reference from an employer.
Health and disclosure and barring screening
All successful applicants will also need to pass health and disclosure and barring screening.
The University has a policy statement on students with criminal records. For the vast majority of students who are residents in the UK the record will be checked via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
For international students: The DBS check can only include background checks on your time in the UK. If you have been resident in the UK for less than 3 years, then a criminal record check from your home country is required in addition to the UK DBS check. This may be referred to as a "Certificate of Good Conduct" (CoGC), but the name varies.
To ensure a safe and professional environment for patients, you’ll also need to meet other requirements, including screening for communicable disease - read "Professional requirements" section below:
Hepatitis B and health screening
Entry to the course depends on satisfactory health screening.
It is a Department of Health requirement that all healthcare workers who come into contact with patients should not be infectious carriers of Hepatitis B, C or HIV viruses and should accept vaccination against Hepatitis B.
We advise all candidates to seek vaccination with their medical practitioner against Hepatitis B viruses before starting the course because they will have early contact with patients.
The School will organise an immunisation schedule for students who have not already completed a successful course of vaccination before enrolment.
Applicants who have been immunised by their medical practitioner will be required to provide documentary proof of immunisation on registration. Simple blood tests will be required to confirm that students are not a carrier of the Hepatitis B or C viruses.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.
Months of entry
Oral surgery offers a unique combination of clinical oral surgery training and highly transferable skills in education, auditing, service improvement and research. The course will improve your confidence and abilities in the management of more complex dentoalveolar surgery while also providing a range of skills which are highly relevant to modern clinical practice.
This full time course is open to Home/EU and non-EU applicants.
The course allows dentists working in primary or secondary care to confidently diagnose and manage dentoalveolar surgery. The range of non-clinical skills will also help you understand the processes of service improvement, clinical research and clinical education.
Find out more about studying at the School of Dentistry.
This course will improve your confidence and abilities in the management of dentoalveolar surgery while also providing a range of skills which are highly relevant to modern clinical practice.
The course allows dentists working in primary care in managing complex extractions and routine dentoalveolar surgery. The range of non-clinical skills will also help students understand the processes of clinical audit and education.
The course includes:
Study across a number of clinical and scientific disciplines.
High quality and supervised clinical practice
Innovative case-based learning
Specialised small group teaching
Information for international students
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
Fees and funding
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- School of Dentistry Taught Postgraduate Programme Admissions team
- +44 (0)113 343 9922