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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Dentistry Surgery

Course type


Course Summary

This course is aimed at the busy dental practitioner who wants to combine home study with treating patients under the direct clinical supervision of experienced consultants and specialists.

This two-year programme, with much of the academic delivery online has evolved from our successful three-year MSc Oral Surgery programme and has been re-designed in response to student feedback.

The course comprises of four days of supervised clinical training, with academic teaching via an online delivery model so you can study flexibly from home.

This course provides authentic clinical training and education, delivered both online and face-to-face that’s aimed at preparing you to provide safe and appropriate oral surgery treatment as part of your clinical practice.

Why study with us

  • You’ll study at a University that is well known as a provider of high-quality clinical training and education with state-of-the-art teaching facilities.
  • Course highlights include learnings of microbiology of oral infections, dental radiology, treatment planning, medical complications plus communication skills combined with patient psychology.
  • The course benefits from small group sizes, usually 12 or less, meaning there’s an informal and supportive learning environment.

Learning and assessment

You’ll start with plenary lectures and practical sessions in our state-of-the-art phantom head facility, working on a pig’s head and similar systems. You’ll then progress to treating live patients, under close supervision in our Dental Clinic, and be assessed by Direct Observations of Procedural Skills (DOPS).

You and your group will prepare and lead the academic aspect of the course with presentations, directed reading and case-based discussions.

Assessments focus on your higher level skills of diagnosis and planning, rather than simply remembering facts. Typical assessments include analysis of given clinical cases, case presentations, practical tests, written examinations and critical essays.


This module will allow you to build on your skills and knowledge to deliver a safe and appropriate periodontal treatment within a primary dental care environment.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (overall cost)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

This course is open to UK students only.

Entry requirements

Applicants will be qualified as a Dental Surgeon and have a licence to practice dentistry; Be registered with the General Dental Council or equivalent; Be in professional practice or have a hospital appointment while attending the course; Be registered with a Defence Union - possessing indemnity insurance with cover at an appropriate level; Possess a current certificate of immunisation against communicable disease Hepatitis B.

University information

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a forward-thinking university with multiple campuses and a truly international community of student learners. Founded in 1828, it has become one of the UK’s largest universities, with almost 200 years of heritage in delivering high-quality education. UCLan offers a portfolio of over 200 employment-oriented courses, aimed at preparing graduates for successful and impactful careers. The...more

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