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Queen Mary University of London

DClinDent Oral Surgery

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Rank: 22 (UKEAS)

Location: Whitechapel


Study mode full-time

Degree: Doctorate

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 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 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 studyThis 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).Structure Three compulsory knowledge and clinical skills modulesThree compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words)Assessment
  • Each module is assessed separately, including essays, written, clinical and viva voce examinations
  • You will also be assessed on case presentations and clinical, diagnostic and treatment planning
  • You will be assessed through your dissertation and research projects
Institute of DentistryIf you study with us, you will join a dynamic, successful school with a first-class reputation: the Institute is ranked 11th in the World for dentistry in the 2020 QS World University Rankings by subject, and joint first for our research impact (REF 2014).


Entry 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.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 7.0 (6.0 in W; 5.5 in R/L/S)

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About this university

International students

Students travel to QMUL from some 150 countries around the world, creating a truly global community. Their website contains country specific information as well as information for students before they apply to the university. Once students are in London, there are various resources to help them adjust to their new life including a blog focusing on international students and their requirements. This is all run through the International Office who also offer help on matters such as immigration advice, scholarships and funding and help with accommodation during their stay. The Queen Mary Students’ Union (QMSU) is the heart of student life and is based in the newly refurbished Students’ Hub. It operates a range of services including a bar, café, shop and student media including a newspaper, magazine, radio station and TV station. Students can also use the facilities at the Student Central in Bloomsbury, 15 minutes away by tube, the former University of London Union. They also offer support and representation services for students as part of the National Union of Students (NUS). There are over 190 different societies and clubs on offer for students ranging from sports to theatre and everything in the middle. There are also a number of volunteering opportunities for those who wish to give something back to the community. There is a health and fitness centre called QMotion as well as various sports facilities and team take part in the BUCS leagues. A busy social calendar means there are plenty of performing arts opportunities for students and the Drapers Bar is one of the best entertainment venues in the country.

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