Applicants must be qualified doctors (registered with the UK General Medical Council) who have completed Foundation Years 1 and 2, and wish to pursue a career in either oral and maxillofacial surgery or oral medicine/pathology.
There are a small number of spaces available for this programme and candidates will be expected to demonstrate a firm commitment to a career in either oral and maxillo-facial surgery or oral medicine/pathology. There are no ring-fenced places for graduates of King's and all applicants are treated equally.
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
Please note: applicants are not required to sit the UCAT aptitude test prior to applying to this programme.
Overseas fee status
Please note that students with Overseas fee status are ineligible to apply for this programme, irrespective of the criteria above. UKCISA (UK Council for International Student Affairs) has a number of resources to advise you of which fee status category you may fall into dependent on your circumstances, so we would recommend reviewing these prior to making an application. We are unable to complete a fee assessment until we have received an application via UCAS.
In order to enrol onto our programmes, successful offerholders must be able to evidence that they can meet our requirements by the beginning of August in year of entry. Any applicants who feel that they could be eligible for the programme but who will not be able to provide evidence of meeting our requirements by August should instead apply in a later application cycle when they are able to do this. Please note, this programme commences earlier than other undergraduate degree programmes, in the middle of August.
English language requirements
Please note that nationals of Majority English Speaking Countries (as defined by UKVI) who have successfully completed high school in the respective country, are not required to complete an English language test. For information on our English requirements and whether you need to complete an English language test, please see our English Language requirements page.
Application deadline: 26th January 2022 - 18:00 GMT
Criminal conviction disclosure
Due to the nature of this programme, UCAS requires all applicants to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands. All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check.
We are unable to consider deferred entry for this programme.
Interviews are an essential part of the assessment process, and our interviewers are assessing communication skills, exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health related, and assessing the interviewee’s general suitability for the programme and as a health professional, as well as how the interviewee will contribute to the university as a whole.
During the 2020/21 admissions cycle, interviews were conducted remotely with a panel of two interviewers due to the Coronavirus situation. In previous years, interviews have taken the form of a panel of two interviewers in-person.
Confirmation of how interviews will take place for the 2021/22 admissions cycle will be confirmed before the end of October and will be detailed in the information communicated to those who are invited to an interview.
We operate a “fit-to-sit” policy for interviews, therefore, we are unable to take into account mitigating circumstances for the interview performance. If there are any issues within the interview which you consider affected your performance, you should ensure these are raised with the Admissions team.
Occupational Health clearance
Due to the nature of this programme, all offerholders will be required to complete the Occupational Health Clearance process. Once your application is firmly accepted, the application will be set-up for the Occupational Health Clearance checks. Information is usually sent out by the end of May/early June. Occupational Health Clearance is a requirement for enrolment onto our Dentistry programmes.
Transfers into this programme are not permitted.