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MSc (Clin) Orthodontics / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
MSc in Clinical Dentistry (Orthodontics)
3 years FT
Entry requirements

All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution.

We also requires applicants to have at least two years' recent experience in general professional practice.

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

Around 2-4 places are typically available.

How to apply

We accept student intakes for September each year.

Please note, all places have now been filled for September 2017.

To be considered for the September intake, a completed application including all supporting documents must be submitted.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning

Course description

In common with all specialty training programmes in the UK, this course runs for three years and incorporates a Masters degree. The full course combines the taught elements and research for the MSc with a mandatory clinical training module.

We place special emphasis on:

  • contemporary orthodontic treatment techniques;
  • research methods and biostatistics;
  • the development of a questioning approach to the speciality of orthodontics.

The taught elements are delivered in small group sessions, seminars, practical skills training, online learning and student-led enhancement sessions. Clinical teaching involves close supervision of a personal cohort of patients with severe malocclusions led by orthodontic specialists and hospital consultants.

The clinical training part of the course involves attendance at clinics in the University and associated Hospital Trusts. During this time you will provide treatment for approximately 150 carefully selected patients under direct supervision of Consultant Orthodontists.

The research methods and biostatistics training is used in the planning and implementation of a research project and its presentation as a dissertation; advice and guidance will be available from a group of highly experienced researchers. It is hoped that the research topic will examine an issue of relevance to your future work and will also provide the basis for a refereed publication.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

MSc (full-time)

  • UK/EU students (per annum): £46,000
  • International students (per annum): £46,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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