What will I learn?


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.

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Which department am I in?

School of Dentistry

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
£44,000.00 (US$ 59,636) per year
This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


University of Leeds

Woodhouse Lane,


LS2 9JT, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For Postgraduate qualification, students need to have 4 year Bachelors: for courses requiring 2.1 students need to have a GPA of 3.0; for courses requiring 2.2 students need to have a GPA of 2.5. Minimum qualifications include: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) an overall band of 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each component skill.

For international students

Students need to have a: 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 University of Leeds; Two references are required: One academic reference from a registered dental practitioner and one reference from an employer. IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in every skill. Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) at 92 overall with no less than 21 in listening, 21 in reading, 23 in speaking and 22 in writing.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Leeds

The University of Leeds enjoys a high student satisfaction rate – 3rd in the UK (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey, 2018).

  • In the top 100 in the QS World University Rankings 2021
  • #15 Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021
  • One of the largest single-site campuses in the UK
  • Diverse campus with over 12,000 international students

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