Year of entry 2023
- Start date
- September 2023
- Delivery type
- On campus
- 12 months full time
- Entry requirements
- Full entry requirements
- English language requirements
- IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill
- UK fees
- £28,250 (total)
- International fees
- £49,500 (total)
Oral surgery offers a unique combination of clinical oral surgery training and highly transferable skills in education, auditing, service improvement and research. The course will improve your confidence and abilities in the management of more complex dentoalveolar surgery while also providing a range of skills which are highly relevant to modern clinical practice.
This full time course is open to Home/EU and non-EU applicants.
The course allows dentists working in primary or secondary care to confidently diagnose and manage dentoalveolar surgery. The range of non-clinical skills will also help you understand the processes of service improvement, clinical research and clinical education.
Find out more about studying at the School of Dentistry.
This course will improve your confidence and abilities in the management of dentoalveolar surgery while also providing a range of skills which are highly relevant to modern clinical practice.
The course allows dentists working in primary care in managing complex extractions and routine dentoalveolar surgery. The range of non-clinical skills will also help students understand the processes of clinical audit and education.
The course includes:
Study across a number of clinical and scientific disciplines
High quality and supervised clinical practice
Innovative case-based learning
Specialised small group teaching
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.
Year 1 compulsory modules
|Research Methods Ethics and Statistics||30|
|Foundations of Oral Surgery||40|
|Service Improvement in Clinical Practice||15|
|Advanced Oral Surgery||20|
|Introduction to Clinical Teaching and Supervision||10|
Learning and teaching
Enhanced clinical teaching will be delivered to you by subject experts at the Leeds Dental Institute. While studying with us you'll benefit from the combination of hands-on clinical skills teaching and clinical problem solving.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You will be assessed on your ability to apply your scientific and clinical knowledge, patient management and surgical skills.
Primary dental qualification that is acceptable to the University of Leeds: BDS, BChD or equivalent
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 the University of Leeds
Two references are required: One academic reference from a registered dental practitioner and one reference from an employer.
Health and disclosure and barring screening
All successful applicants will also need to pass health and disclosure and barring screening.
The University has a policy statement on students with criminal records. For the vast majority of students who are residents in the UK the record will be checked via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
For international students
The DBS check can only include background checks on your time in the UK. If you have been resident in the UK for less than 3 years, then a criminal record check from your home country is required in addition to the UK DBS check. This may be referred to as a "Certificate of Good Conduct" (CoGC), but the name varies.
To ensure a safe and professional environment for patients, you’ll also need to meet other requirements, including screening for communicable disease - read the section below.
Any offer of a place to study Oral Surgery is conditional upon a satisfactory confidential occupational health assessment, which will include a health questionnaire, and if necessary further telephone consultation and/or an appointment with an occupational health clinician. Screening for serious communicable disease, (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, HIV, tuberculosis (TB) and a review of immunisation status and needs, which includes COVID-19, will also be arranged before beginning your studies.
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).
We also offer online pre-sessionals alongside our on-campus pre-sessionals. Find out more about our six week online pre-sessional.
You can also study pre-sessionals for longer periods – read about our postgraduate pre-sessional English courses.
How to apply
Please submit your application by 31 May 2023.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Interview dates: to be confirmed.
The ‘Apply’ link at the top of this page takes you to information on applying for taught programmes and to the University's online application system.
If you're unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
This course is taught by
School of Dentistry Taught Postgraduate Programme Admissions team
UK: £28,250 (total)
International: £49,500 (total)
You must pay a £1,500 deposit when you accept your offer to secure your place on the course.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.
Additional cost information
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more about additional costs.
Further additional cost information
Students may incur a direct cost for the following items:
Padlock for locker (deposit)
£25 payable at registration (deposit will be returned to you on completion of your degree)
If you lose or damage an item of uniform you will be charged for a replacement £10 per item.
Student name badges
If you lose your name badge you will be charged £5 for a replacement.
Occupational Health Checks
Non-attendance at an occupational health appointment - £50 per missed appointment.
Loss or damage to clinical skills models
Costs will vary, students will be informed of replacement costs for any items damaged through negligence or lost.
Clinical skills locker key
You will not be charged for a key but if you fail to return the key to the clinical skills department you will be charged £10.
Disclosure and Barring Service
You will be charged if you lose your DBS certificate and you require a replacement.
There may be additional costs related to your course or programme of study, or related to being a student at the University of Leeds. Read more on our living costs and budgeting page.
Scholarships and financial support
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.
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 home country and will allow you to upskill in core competences in dentistry.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more about Careers support.