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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery PGDip

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Surgery Dentistry

Course type


Course Summary


This new course has been developed to supplement your clinical experience with the key knowledge components you’ll need to complete your Higher Surgical Training programme. While studying with us, you’ll complete a number of interval assessments designed to evaluate and document your progress within clinical training leading up to the Royal College FRCS (OMFS) assessment.

This two year course covers the early and intermediate years of higher surgical training and will supplement and enhance your current knowledge of Higher Surgical Training programme in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Learning and teaching

While studying with us, you will complete modules and assessments through:

oral presentations
practice simulated examination stations (FRCS – OMFS standard)
written reports

You will also be assessed on your research/education/leadership projects (defense of thesis and written dissertation). Timely oral and written feedback will feed into the learning process, with students also keeping a of reflective diary of their studies. Peer and/or group assessment will add to the feedback especially in group-based sessions.

The course will utilise a wide range of teaching methods, including:

group-based discussion
collaboration (multidisciplinary where relevant)

Students will participate in:

teaching sessions (face to face and/or web based)
clinical exposure within an outpatient and inpatient setting (hands on simulated training)
group discussions
supervised research projects within the chosen areas of interest.


While studying, you will be assessed through a variety of methods including:

evidencing an ability to conduct independent in-depth enquiry within Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
demonstrating the ability to apply breadth and/or depth of knowledge to this specialist area
drawing on a range of perspectives on an area of study
evaluating and criticising received opinion
making reasoned judgements whilst understanding the limitation on judgements made in the absence of complete data

Career opportunities

This unique course includes extensive clinical experience and assessment of skills and will support your clinical development to an Advanced level.

These higher level skills will be invaluable to future employers in your specialty and will allow you to upskill in core and advanced competences in the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


24 months

Start date



Advanced Oral Surgery (20 Credits) - Core
Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery I (20 Credits) - Core
Clinical Audit (10 Credits) - Core
Research Methods, Ethics And Statistics (30 Credits) - Core
Dental Radiology (10 Credits) - Core
Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery II (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Please contact university and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Please contact university and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

UK candidates: possess General Dental Council registrable undergraduate dental qualifications possess either one the Membership Faculty of Dental Surgery/Membership Joint Dental Faculty diplomas from the Royal Colleges of Surgeons (and Physicians) postgraduate diploma students should have spent at least 1 year in a recognised oral and maxillofacial surgery training post at the level of Dental Core Training equivalent or higher