• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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The DClinDent in Oral Surgery at The University of Edinburgh aims to provide an understanding of applied clinical sciences, alongside current concepts in oral surgery, with an emphasis on practical experience in dentoalveolar surgery.

You will develop independent and reflective practice at the standard of a specialist in oral surgery.

Academic skills in clinical research and clinical governance are also taught.

Tri-Collegiate Membership in Oral Surgery

Successful completion of the DClinDent will stand you in good stead if considering applying to the Tri-Collegiate (England/Edinburgh/Glasgow) Specialty Membership Examination in Oral Surgery administered by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed for dental surgery graduates who wish to specialise in oral surgery.

Examples of career paths taken by our past graduates include:

  • specialist practice (in the UK and overseas).
  • working as a speciality dentist, specialist or consultant in secondary care.
  • academics roles

We strongly encourage you to confirm how the DClinDent and MOralSurg awards are recognised in your country. This can be confirmed through regulatory bodies in your country of origin.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Coures and attendance

  • The programme consists of 16 courses. All courses are compulsory, assessed and credit-bearing.
  • Attendance is required on weekdays for 42 weeks each year. Your time will be split approximately 50:50 between clinical and academic activities.

How will I be assessed?

Your clinical work, professionalism and communication skills will be regularly assessed by workplace-based assessments, for example by Direct Observations of Procedures (DOPs).

Your academic assessments will include:

  • written papers (eg. single best answer papers)
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)
  • viva voce
  • submission of written assignments such as literature review

Occupational health clearance

  • You are required to successfully complete occupational health clearance to undergo exposure prone procedures, prior to treating patients.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' post-qualification experience.
  • Protecting Vulnerable Groups: All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    23000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23000 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


UK government postgraduate loans

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