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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

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

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants
Around 4 places are typically available
How to apply

We accept student intakes for September each year.

This programme is no longer accepting new applications for September 2014, applications for September 2015 will be accepted from October 2014.

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 of 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

This specialty training programme is designed for those who wish to undertake full orthodontic training, but who do not wish to practice orthodontics in the UK.

The taught elements are based around small group learning, didactic 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 a carefully selected group of 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

Open days

The Programme will be hosting virtual online open days throughout the year, enabling registered users to ask questions about the course and have a live interactive chat with the Course Director. To register interest to take part in an open day, (first come first served basis) please email:


Course fees: For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

MSc (full-time)

UK/EU students (per annum): £45,000

International students (per annum): £45,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the programme tuition, travel expenses to clinics and extra-curricular courses, 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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