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
Start date September 2022

Programme overview

This programme develops your knowledge and enhances your clinical skills through hands-on clinical experience in oral surgery. In addition to study days and clinical skills teaching, you will undertake a clinical attachment at the University of Bristol Dental School where you will treat oral surgery patients under the supervision of hospital specialists.

You will attend outpatient clinics and operate under close supervision in the oral surgery department of the University of Bristol Dental School.

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

Students who complete both this programme 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.

Virtual open week

This programme was covered in our Oral and Dental Sciences webinar.

Watch on demand

Fees for 2022/23

We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2022/23 are as follows:

UK: part-time (one year)
Overseas: part-time (one year)

Following the recent changes to fee assessment regulation, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students will no longer be charged a separate tuition fee. From the 2021/22 academic year they will be charged the same fees as Home students.

Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.

Alumni discount

University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a 25% reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni discount.

Funding for 2022/23

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

Programme structure

There is a mixed delivery approach, including direct clinical supervision, didactic teaching, clinical skills sessions (eg suture simulation), and self-directed learning using virtual learning environment material. There are three core units. Assessment will be by written assignment, online e-assessment, written exam, clinical competency work-based assessments and portfolio.

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Oral Surgery.

Entry requirements

BDS (or equivalent United Kingdom General Dental Council-registrable dental qualification). At least one year's demonstrable postgraduate clinical experience.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.

Admissions statement

Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.

Admissions statement


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

Expected application closure date

Applications for 2022 have now closed and will reopen for 2023 entry in October 2022.

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Find out more about studying with us or request a prospectus.

Get in touch

Contact details

Enquiries Team Phone: +44 (0) 117 394 1649 Email:

School website: Bristol Dental School

International students

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

REF 2021 results

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