Doctorate On Campus

Oral Surgery DClinDent

Queen Mary University of London

36 months
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If you’re a qualified dentist who wishes to pursue a career in Oral Surgery, this Programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate (DClinDent) in Oral Surgery provides you with an integrated three-year training programme, so you can gain high-level research expertise alongside your clinical training.- Combines academic study, research and clinical training to give you a completely rounded training- Be taught by our distinguished international experts and have regular contact with them throughout the programme- Strong emphasis on close chair-side support throughout the programme- Study at one of UK’s top-rated dental schools and one of top 11 in the World. We’re joint first for research impact according to last REF (2014)


What you'll study

This new programme is for qualified dentists who wish to further their knowledge and clinical skills in the field of Oral Surgery. Oral surgery is defined by the UK General Dental Council as ‘The treatment and ongoing management of irregularities and pathology of the jaw and mouth that require surgical intervention.’Students will acquire advanced knowledge and understanding of the subject and will develop their diagnostic and surgical skills in this dental specialism. This degree integrates clinical competency progression with doctoral level research. Clinical training is based on the competencies described in the Specialty Training Curriculum for Oral Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons of England. Students will receive clinical training, formal teaching and undertake doctoral level research. Teaching and training is provided by experienced clinical and academic staff who have a proven track record in training specialty registrars in Oral Surgery. Students will carry out treatment on patients under local anaesthetic, with and without sedation and will also attend general anaesthetic operating theatres. The diverse patient population of East London provide ample opportunities for acquiring clinical knowledge and surgical skills.You’ll take a programme of seminars, lectures and tutorials, starting with an introductory course on the fundamentals of oral surgery and its related disciplines before going on to review the clinical and scientific basis of the subject and its evidence base.You’ll then enter supervised clinical practice, conducting treatment planning and clinical procedures, including a number of complex surgical treatments.You’ll also complete a research project, where you’ll demonstrate the application of scientific method to a problem related to Oral Surgery. This project will then form the basis of your dissertation. Throughout the duration of the programme, you’ll gain advanced research skills to professional doctorate level and develop sophisticated critical appraisal skills in relation to published literature.In addition to your studies, you’ll also have a chance to interact with other specialists, through an extensive seminar series held within the Institute of Dentistry, the Blizard Institute and Queen Mary as a whole.The DClinDent Degree meets level 8 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ).

Programme Structure

  • Three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words)
  • Three compulsory knowledge and clinical skills modules


Please see website for up-to-date module information

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Application deadline: 1st March 2021




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must have a primary qualification in Dentistry (BDS or equivalent). Two years full-time post-qualification clinical practice of dentistry including evidence of specific relevant experience in oral/oral and maxillofacial surgery is required.

Please see website for detailed entry requirements

Work experience

Two years full-time post-qualification clinical practice of dentistry including evidence of specific relevant experience in oral/oral and maxillofacial surgery is required.

Tuition Fee

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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