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2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

MSc Oral Surgery

Programme code:MSC-D/OS-FTUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Alasdair McKechnie Contact

Total credits: 180

Entry requirements:

Direct Entry to MSc Oral Surgery
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.

IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 6.5 in any component
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) of 87 (with no less than 20 in listening, 20 in reading, 22 in speaking and 21 in writing)
TOEFL Internet-based Test: 100 overall with no less than 24 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 22 in Writing and 26 in Speaking.
Academic Reference from a registered dental practitioner.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:


Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Dentistry, School Exam Board

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

There are no QAA subject benchmarks for Masters level taught dental programmes. Benchmarking was undertaken against the appropriate level General Dental Council objectives for dental subject specific postgraduate training programmes and against the available guidelines for treatment undertaken by Level 2 - dentists with enhanced skills - practitioners.

Programme specification:

The programme will:

Use a combination of teaching methods to encourage students to adopt an inquisitive attitude to clinical dogma and guidance. Students will be encouraged to appreciate the limitations of published guidelines and adopt a pragmatic, patient centred approach to treatment planning.

Be unique in furnishing students with a combination of highly relevant clinical skills and transferable intellectual skills related to evidence appraisal, service improvement and management.

Be the only UK programme to offer highly clinically applicable case-based learning through use of clinical scenarios and patient simulators.

Provide scientific, technical and communication skills appropriate for delivery of advanced oral surgery in general dental practice, consistent with the requirements for provision of Tier 2 treatments.

Encourage students to seek and use personal reflection, peer and patient feedback in order to guide professional development.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

DSUR5022MResearch Methods Ethics and Statistics30 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
DSUR5065MResearch Project40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5138MTranslation in Oral Systemic Diseases15 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
DSUR5300MFoundations of Oral Surgery40 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5303MService Improvement in Clinical Practice15 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5306MAdvanced Oral Surgery20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5312MIntroduction to Clinical Teaching and Supervision10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
DSUR5362MClinical Audit10 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Optional modules:

Last updated: 31/08/2022 13:17:59


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