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MSc (Clin) Orthodontics / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2020

How to apply

Please note this course is now full and we are no longer accepting applications for 2020 entry. 

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require.

Advice to applicants

Applicants must provide the following:

  • proof of two years' recent post-graduation clinical experience, this must not include your internship;
  • one academic references which must be on headed paper, and signed and dated;
  • copies (not originals) of degree certificates;
  • official academic transcripts of previous study showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. (If these are in a language other than English please provide official translations.) Note: If you hold a BDS from a UK university you need not provide a transcript of results, but you must provide a copy of the certificate;
  • personal statement;
  • full CV;
  • copies (not originals) of English Language certification, if an applicant's first language is not English - only IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson Test scores are acceptable.

Only applications with all required supporting documentation (above) will be processed. Conditional offers cannot be made for those that do not meet the minimum requirements for the course. We do not make conditional offers on the submission of supporting documents.

International students should upload a copy of your current valid passport showing the photograph page with your application. Evidence of citizenship of an EU country will be required for those claiming home student status.

Please note that to be accepted as a home student, you need to have been offered a NHS Orthodontic Specialty Training number (NTN) via the National Recruitment process. Eligible NTN applicants will see a reduction in their course fees. Please contact us for further information.

How your application is considered

We consider your academic transcripts, academic references, evidence of clinical skills and knowledge developed since graduation, and evidence of your interest in orthodontics when assessing applications.

Overseas (non-UK) applicants

CAS Information

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Please upload a copy of your current valid passport with your application showing the photograph page with your application. For CAS purposes, this must show your full name, date of birth, nationality, passport number and the date the passport is valid until, which must be later than the date of your planned arrival in the UK, and the start date of your course.

You cannot use your CAS to apply for a visa more than three months before the start date of your course, the Admissions Team will be in touch at the appropriate time.

Your CAS number is only valid for one Tier 4 application.

Fitness to practise / health requirements

Health clearance from the University's Occupational Health Department will be a condition of any offer.

See the HEOPS standards of medical fitness to train guidance (PDF, 84KB) for more information.

Disclosure and Barring Service check

A disclosure and barring service check is required for those candidates residing in the UK. Overseas candidates are required to provide a Police Certificate of Good Conduct.

Re-applications

If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful you may apply again. Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved. We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.