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Orthodontics MSc (Clin): 3-year course

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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.

The School 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.

To be considered for the September 2015 intake, a completed application including all supporting documents must be submitted.

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

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

The School places 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 based around small group learning, 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 programme involves attendance at clinics in the Dental School and associated Hospital Trusts. During this time students 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 students' 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
School of Dentistry
+44 (0)161 306 0239
+44 (0)161 306 1565
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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