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Oral Maxillofacial Surgery MSc/ PGCert/ PGDip

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery MSc/ PGCert/ PGDip

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Study mode

Part time


5 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Dental Technology Surgery

Course type


Course Summary


Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) is the surgical specialty concerned with the surgical management of pathologies of the mouth, jaws and face. It is a unique specialty, requiring a dual qualification in medicine and dentistry, followed by a comprehensive general and specialist surgical training programme; and is one of ten internationally recognized surgical specialties, which within Europe is defined under the medical directives. The programme reflects the surgical specialty in that its focus is on management of head and neck malignancy, advanced head and neck reconstruction, paediatric deformity (cleft and craniofacial), adult deformity (craniofacial, orthognathic and aesthetic), oral surgery, TMJ and the management of facial trauma.

This MSc programme in OMFS is specifically developed for surgeons training in that specialty who are at Higher Speciality training level or above (UK) or equivalent (EU/International). It is of blended delivery in order to accommodate the professional and clinical demands of the specialist trainees and aligns well for individuals with an existing postgraduate clinical training programme.

The educational aims are around skills, knowledge and professional development:

  • To equip the OMFS higher surgical trainee with an in-depth knowledge and robust understanding of the expert skills and competence required to fulfil the role of an OMFS surgical specialist.
  • To facilitate the development of a surgical specialist with knowledge and understanding of relevant policies, procedures and research and an ability to critically analyse these in order to improve practice.
  • To promote the development of a surgical specialist with the advanced clinical reasoning, problem solving, and communication skills required to practise safely and effectively in the speciality of OMFS.

Career prospects

The career prospects in OMFS are extremely good and it is anticipated that these qualifications will further enhance employability. In particular it is likely that engagement in a research dissertation within the appropriate subspecialty will advance that individuals credentials towards sub-specialist clinical training or post-training fellowships.


Paediatric Craniofacial & Cleft Lip / Palate (15 Credits)
Maxillofacial Trauma & Oral Surgery (15 Credits)
Dissertation (60 Credits)
Head and Neck Oncology (15 Credits)
Facial Aesthetic & Orthognathic Surgery (15 Credits)
H&N Reconstruction / Practical Microvascular Surgery (20 Credits)
Research Methods Module (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

For registration as PGCert / PGDip / MSc, candidates will normally be in training in an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMFS) surgical training programme. Normally, a dual qualification, notably a medical and dental degree from a recognised University will be required. For those not within such a programme, evidence of support that the student will have access to an appropriate clinical working environment will be requested.