MFDS Part 1
The Dental Faculties of the Royal College of Surgeons of England are happy to announce that the autumn MFDS Part 1 examination will now be delivered remotely.
This means that candidates will be able to sit the examination online from their own homes. Please see our announcement for full details.
The MFDS consists of Part 1 and Part 2 exams. Candidates will normally be allowed a maximum of five years in which to complete all parts, but will need to pass Part 1 before progressing to Part 2.
Part 1 consists of 150 Single Best Answer (SBA) questions within a single three-hour paper. The questions carry equal marks. The exam is not negatively marked and there are no trick questions. An example question can be found in section 5 of the MFDS Candidate Guidance.
Education and Training Requirements
To be eligible to enter the MFDS Part 1 exam, all candidates must:
- possess a primary dental qualification acceptable to the boards of the dental faculties at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, and should normally be registered to practise dentistry in their country of residence;
- have complied with all of the MFDS Exam Regulations.
Format of Examination
Part 1 consists of one paper assessing knowledge and applied knowledge. This includes 150 Single Best Answer (SBA) questions within a single three-hour paper. The questions carry equal marks. The exam is not negatively marked and there are no trick questions.An example question can be found in section 5 of the MFDS Candidate Guidance.
UK and Ireland Exams
UK and Ireland
Apply before: 05 Oct 2021
- LONDON, United Kingdom
- BELFAST, United Kingdom
- London, United Kingdom
- MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
- CARDIFF, United Kingdom
- STIRLING, United Kingdom
Middle East, Europe & Central Asia
Apply before: 21 Sep 2021
- ALL COUNTRIES, A.P.O.
n.b. We are currently unable to deliver the examination remotely in the UAE and the exam will run under standard conditions.
Candidates required to provide their Primary Dental Qualifcation and who are unable to access attestation services due to COVID-19 restrictions may provide these documents via email. Please send scanned copies of your original documents to MFDSExam@rcseng.ac.uk.
Upcoming Exam Dates
|Title||Applications and fees due||Exam date||Exam location|
|MFDS Part 1
||7 April 2020
|MFDS Part 1
||07 August 2020
||7 October 2020
Regulations and Guidance
Got a question? Get in touch...
All MFDS Exam queries should be emailed to MFDSexam@rcseng.ac.uk
We will endeavour to reply to you as soon as possible. Usually this is within a couple of days. Please note we do not work weekends.
For general exam queries please call 020 7405 3474 – Option 3
Our main switchboard is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
We are able to answer calls Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm
Should you wish to Fax us please use +44(0)20 7869 6320
Our reception desk is on the fourth floor of the main College building. Take one of the lifts opposite the Council Room to the fourth floor, and the reception area is directly in front of you.
The Royal College of Surgeons of England
35-43 Lincolns Inn Fields
London, WC2A 3PE