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Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology MSc

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Intake to this course takes place every two years. The next intake will be in September 2022 and applications are accepted from October 2021.

Our ground-breaking course provides training to a specialist level for dental technicians, maxillofacial prosthetists and dentists.

Students are exposed to multiple teaching styles which include consultant-led clinics, chair-side guidance, small group work and close mentoring, with emphasis on the importance of evidence base in the literature. Instruction is consistent with the demands of the IMPT Curriculum for Maxillofacial Prosthodontics and recognises how this interrelates with other rehabilitation skills.


Key benefits

  • Clinical consultation and hands-on patient treatment.
  • Advanced technology, including 3D imaging/ modelling and 3D surgical planning.
  • Pre-operative planning and creation of anatomical models from digital data.
  • Participation in surgical observations and multidisciplinary team meetings.
  • Dissertation, including research methodology and experimental work.

Key information

Application status Closed

Duration Two years, September start.

Study mode Full-time

Credit value UK 180/ECTS 90

Course intake Maximum 5

Course leaders

Dr Trevor Coward


Further details

Course contact for further information



Course contact form Postgraduate admissions

Awarding institution King's College London

Faculty Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences



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Innovations in prosthetic technologies

Traditional methods of prosthesis are time consuming and can be invasive for patients.

Researchers from King’s are working on developing a new and more reliable method, using a 3D printer, to replicate the prosthesis much more quickly. Watch Dr Trevor Coward, Reader/Hon.Consultant in Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Rehabilitation, and Professor Lucy Di-Silvio, Tissue Engineering, talk about their work.

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Course detail


The course teaches clinical and technical aspects for the provision of facial and ocular prostheses, orbital and skull cranioplasties and obturators. It also includes recognising oral disease, infections and skins lesions directly related to the provision of intra- and extra-oral prostheses and core teaching in all restorative disciplines.

Examples of research areas include: investigation into digital technologies used in colour formulation of facial prostheses, biocompatibility of titanium to hard and soft tissue for cranioplasties, bonding of acrylic to silicone and patient centred outcomes of implant treatment.

Course purpose

For both overseas and UK/EU applicants, the course provides training to dental technicians and dentists at specialist level in maxillofacial and craniofacial technology.

Course format and assessment


The following table will give you an idea of what a typical year might look like as you progress through your studies:


Lectures, seminars and feedback   


Supervised clinical practice  

Year 1    

441 hours per year

147 hours per year

294 hours per year

Year 2

147 hours per year

294 hours per year

441 hours per year

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment This course is primarily taught at King’s College London Guy’s Campus with some seminars and clinics also at Denmark Hill Campus.


Two modules are assessed by unseen written paper.

The clinical module is assessed by a combination of clinical examination, oral examination and clinical and technical logs. The research module is assessed by a project and an oral examination.

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.

Extra information

Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work. This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment.

If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.


Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. You will normally take modules totalling 180 credits.

Required modules

You are required to take:

  • Science of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
  • Clinical Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
  • Clinical (60 credits)
  • Research (60 credits)

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Required Modules

 Required modules:

  • Science of Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits)
  • Clinical Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology - continued in year 2
  • Clinical - continued in year 2
  • Research - continued in year 2
Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Year 2

Required Modules

Required modules:

  • Clinical Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology (30 credits) - continued from year 1
  • Clinical (60 credits) - continued from year 1
  • Research (60 credits) - continued from year 1
Optional Modules
There are no optional modules.

Entry requirements & how to apply

Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Technology entry requirements
Minimum requirements   Diploma in Professional Studies (Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology) or a degree in Dental Technology with two years' post-qualification technical experience. Overseas applicants will not be expected to have completed the Diploma in Professional Studies (Maxillofacial Prosthetics & Technology) but must have a focused interest in maxillofacial and craniofacial technology.
International requirements  

Visit our admissions webpages to view our additional International entry requirements.

English Language requirements Band D Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.


Application procedure

Applications must be made online using King’s online application portal apply.kcl.ac.uk and a non-refundable application fee of £70 applies.

Completed applications (which will normally consist of an online application form, both references, a transcript of previous degrees and a CV) will be considered on a "first come first served" according to the date of completion of the application.

Applications will be initially considered by two academic members of staff. The initial decision will be to either confirm the offer of a place without an interview, invite you for an interview, hold your application for further consideration following the official closing date for applications or reject. It is expected that the majority of applicants offered a place will be required to attend an interview beforehand.

You should be expect to receive this initial decision within three weeks of the date of completion of the application, although this may be slightly longer at peak periods near to the closing date. Applications held for further consideration will be shortlisted within one month of the official closing date. 

Intake to this course takes place every two years. The next intake will be in September 2022 and applications are accepted from October 2021.


Personal statement and supporting information

You will be asked to submit the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

Maxillofacial & Craniofacial Tech checklist
Personal Statement Yes

A personal statement is required. This can be entered directly into the online application form (maximum 4,000 characters) or uploaded as an attachment to the online application form (maximum 2 pages). You should show how the degree will fit into your career plan and demonstrate a focussed interest in maxillofacial and craniofacial technology.

Previous Academic Study Yes A copy (or copies) of your official academic transcript(s), showing the subjects studied and marks obtained. If you have already completed your degree, copies of your official degree certificate will also be required. Applicants with academic documents issued in a language other than English, will need to submit both the original and official translation of their documents.
References Yes One academic reference is required. A professional reference will be accepted if you have completed your qualifications over five years ago.
Other Yes Please submit a separate CV in addition to the application form.


Application closing date

Intake to this course takes place every two years. The next intake will be in September 2022 and applications are accepted from October 2021.


Help and support

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn't your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

  • Full time Home fees: £12,750 per year (2020/21)
  • Full time overseas fees: £26,550 per year (2020/21)

Students starting their programme in 2020/21 who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2021/22.

These tuition fees may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.


When you receive an offer for this course you will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. The deposit will be credited towards your total fee payment.

The UK/EU deposit is £500.

The INTERNATIONAL deposit is £2,000. 

  • If you receive an offer before 1 June 2020, payment is due by 30 June 2020.

  • If you receive an offer between 1 June 2020 and 30 June 2020, payment is due within one month of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer between 1 July 2020 and 31 July 2020, payment is due within two weeks of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer on or after 1 August 2020, payment is due within one week of receiving the offer.

  • If you receive an offer in late August, payment is due within 2 days of receiving the offer.

    If you are a current King’s student in receipt of the King's Living Bursary you are not required to pay a deposit to secure your place on the programme. Please note, this will not change the total fees payable for your chosen programme.

Additional costs/expenses

In addition to your tuition fees, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Clinical tunics: One is provided; additional if required at approximately £15
  • Costs for local occupational health checks for overseas students prior to course commencement
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competition
  • DBS checks or equivalent criminal conviction disclosure checks
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Conference attendance (optional)
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

Please visit our web pages on fees and funding for more information.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King's.


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