PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate) Clinical Oral Surgery

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Faculty Faculty of Health Sciences
Awards available PG Certificate (Postgraduate Certificate)
Programme length One year part-time
Location of programme Clifton campus
Part-time study available Yes, part-time only
Open to international students Yes

A Tier 4 student visa cannot be issued for this programme. Our International Student Advice Team can provide information and guidance on whether you are required to obtain a visa to study with us.

Start date October 2017

Programme overview

This programme develops students’ knowledge and enhances clinical skills through hands-on clinical experience in oral surgery. Following a series of study days and clinical skills teaching, students will undertake a clinical attachment within the University of Bristol Dental Hospital where they will treat oral surgery patients under the supervision of hospital specialists.

Students will spend two days every month, for up to nine months, attending outpatient clinics and operating under close supervision in the oral surgery department of the School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol Dental Hospital.

Our programme has been specifically designed for experienced dental practitioners who want to develop their skills in providing clinical oral surgery for their patients in practice.

Students who complete both this Certificate and the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Oral Surgery, Clinical Conscious Sedation and Anxiety Management.

Fees for 2017/18

Part-time fees


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

Alumni scholarship

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.

Funding for 2017/18

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Programme structure

There will be a mixed delivery approach, including direct clinical supervision, small group teaching, clinical skills sessions (eg suture simulation), and self-directed learning using virtual learning environment material

The module titles are Surgical Skills 1, Surgical Skills 2 and Clinical Attachment. Assessment will be by written assignment, online MCQ, e-assessment, clinical competency work-based assessments and portfolio. 

Entry requirements

BDS (or equivalent United Kingdom General Dental Council-registerable dental qualification)
At least one year's demonstrable postgraduate clinical experience
Evidence of registration with the General Dental Council and adequate medico-legal indemnity insurance
All necessary immunisations as required by the General Dental Council (the University and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to check these during registration)
Basic computer skills and access to a PC with internet connection

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Application method Online application form
English language requirements Profile B
Further information about English language requirements
Admissions statement Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.


This programme is aimed at experienced dental practitioners who want to develop their skills in providing clinical oral surgery for their patients in practice.

How to apply
Application deadline:

31 July 2017

International students

Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, and the support we offer to international students.

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Get in touch

Senior Faculty Admissions Administrator Phone: +44 (0) 117 342 4439 Email:

School of Oral and Dental Sciences
University of Bristol
Lower Maudlin Street
Bristol BS1 2LY


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