Oral Surgery PGCert

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Start date
September 2023
Delivery type
On campus
12 months part time
Entry requirements
Full entry requirements
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill
UK fees
£9,416 (total)
International fees
£16,500 (total)

Course overview

Patient in dental examination

Part-time and full-time study options are available.

This course will improve your confidence and abilities with respect to management of dentoalveolar surgery while also providing a range of skills which are highly relevant to modern clinical practice.

The course has been designed to assist 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.

Course details

The course includes:

  • Content across clinical and scientific disciplines

  • High quality and supervised clinical practice

  • Innovative case-based learning materials

  • Small group teaching.

Course structure

The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our terms and conditions.

For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Oral Surgery PGCert in the course catalogue

Year 1 compulsory modules

Module Name Credits
Foundations of Oral Surgery 40
Clinical Audit 10

Foundations of oral surgery (40 credits)

  • Oral surgery lab based and clinical teaching

  • Clinical problem solving

  • Assessment and management of risk in oral surgery

  • Medicolegal aspects of consent

  • Management of problems and complications.

Clinical audit (10 credits)

  • Theory, relevance and practice of clinical auditing.

Clinical teaching and supervision (10 credits)

  • The role of clinical teacher, mentor, supervisor

  • Different learning and teaching styles

  • Clinical assessment and feedback.

Learning and teaching

Enhanced clinical teaching will be delivered by subject experts at the Leeds Dental Institute, combining 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.


Entry requirements

  • Bachelor of Dental Surgery or equivalent

  • English language qualification (this can be met in a multitude of ways)

  • 1 years full time (or equivalent part time) post graduate clinical work experience in a hospital or general practice

  • 2 written references – ideally one from an academic tutor and one from an employer.

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. You could study a part-time online course starting in January, or a full-time course in summer. Find out more about online pre-sessionals.

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.

Admissions policy

School of Dentistry Postgraduate Admissions Policy 2023

This course is taught by

School of Dentistry

Contact us

School of Dentistry Taught Postgraduate Programme Admissions team

Email: denadmissions@leeds.ac.uk


UK: £9,416 (total)

International: £16,500 (total)

Read more about paying fees and charges.

For fees information for international taught postgraduate students, read Masters fees.

Part-time fees
Fees for part-time courses are normally calculated based on the number of credits you study in a year compared to the equivalent full-time course. For example, if you study half the course credits in a year, you will pay half the full-time course fees for that year.

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.

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.

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.

Career opportunities

This unique programme 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.

Careers support

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 at the Careers website.