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MPhil Orthodontics / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
12 months (FT) - 24 months (FT) - 24 months (PT)
Entry requirements

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of a postgraduate degree in a relevant subject from a recognised institution.

In some circumstances, relevant research or professional experience may be acceptable in place of an academic qualification.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

We accept MPhil student intakes for:

  • 12 Months: F/T starting in September only each year
  • 24 Months: F/T starting September, January, April and July
  • 24 Months: P/T starting September, January, April and July

Please Note: Applications will not be considered until all supporting documentation has been received.

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Programme options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MPhil Y Y N N

Programme description

Research within the orthodontic research unit involves clinical trials of a range of orthodontic interventions. Recent multi-centre trials, sponsored by the Medical Research Council (UK), have provided new insights into treatment timing, and dental and psychological outcomes. The unit is presently publishing reports on a twenty year longitudinal study of the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment.

Research is funded by the Medical Research Council (UK), NIDCR, the European Commission and the Department of Health (UK).

In the majority of cases, an MPhil degree is undertaken by candidates seeking eventual entry onto the PhD. Successful completion of the MPhil year, following the assessment of a transfer report and viva, permit progression to PhD which would then involve either 2-3 years of further research before submission for the degree of PhD.

Candidates will often be recommended to register for the degree of MPhil due to the policy of the admitting School or due to the nature of the research if the supervisory team do not feel the study warrants three-years of scholarship. Alternatively, candidates often register onto the MPhil due to restrictions of funding guarantees beyond the initial year, which if resolved would facilitate transfer to the PhD at a later date.

The supervisory team will assist the MPhil candidate throughout the study, ensuring academic objectives are met and suitable training is provided in core skills fundamental to the research.

Transferable skills training is provided by a dedicated Graduate Training Programme offered by the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, which provides training in research methodology, critical writing skills, intellectual property, research ethics etc.


To be announced.

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course 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 project.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Dentistry
+44 (0)161 306 0239
+44 (0)161 306 1562
Academic department overview
See: About Us .

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