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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Dentistry Surgery

Course type


Course Summary

MSc Minor Oral Surgery

Develop your confidence and competence in minor oral surgery (MOS) with this highly practical MSc designed to enable working dental practitioners to study for a postgraduate degree. Led by a team of Oral Surgery Consultants and Specialists, the course delivers a large element of practical, simulated and clinical training, whilst also augmenting your theoretical knowledge and decision-making skills.

Key features

  • In addition to a core teaching team of consultants and specialists in oral surgery, you will benefit from the input of respected visiting clinicians and educators.
  • Develop your diagnosis, treatment planning, patient management and practical surgical techniques, all of which will be underpinned by rigorous appraisal of the evidence base giving you the skills to be critically effective and reflective in your own practice.
  • Each module at the certificate and diploma stages includes hands on consultant/specialist led supervision and clinical time to facilitate the demonstration, assimilation and practice of taught surgical techniques
  • Teaching includes small group seminars, tutorials, self-directed learning and practical hands on teaching and training in state of the art clinical facilities and simulated dental learning environments.
  • Accredited by The Royal College of Surgeons of England.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date



This module covers key concepts underpinning the delivery of minor oral surgery enabling learners to develop their understanding and knowledge of the subject area. The module covers the founding basic sciences, diagnosis, treatment planning, patient management and issues associated with consent, local anaesthetic and exodontia skills.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Students need to pay Stage 1 (certificate):£10,000 per 60 credits; Stage 2 (Diploma): £10,000 per 60 credits; Stage 3 (Dissertation): £5,000 per 60 credits; and full cost will be £25,000 per 60 credits.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Graduates should be in practice in the UK/EU whilst undertaking the programme and hold GDC registration. Places are allocated on a first come first served basis subject to graduates fulfilling the above pre-requisites and Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry English language requirements. As a dental practitioner, you should also have full professional indemnity and normally at least two years of clinical experience (full time equivalent).

University information

The University of Plymouth’s campus is centrally located within Britain’s Ocean City, perched on the South Westerly coast of Devon in between scenic Cornwall and the historic Dartmoor National Park. The University is renowned for its world leading research; postgraduate students are supported by accomplished and experienced staff who undertake research that is innovative, operates across disciplinary boundaries, and provides outstanding...more

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