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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

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  • Course Duration

    3 years full time

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    13 December 2018

Course content

Course overview

O"There's a brilliant teaching hospital with excellent consultants. The teaching and support has always been of an extremely high level and I get plenty of clinical experience.

"Seeing the changes we can achieve for patients and the effect this has on their self-esteem is hugely rewarding."

Amy Gallacher / MSc (Clin) Orthodontics

  • Learn contemporary orthodontic treatment techniques and understand current thinking relevant to the diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical management of patients.
  • Gain practical experience through attachments at hospitals in the north-west and the University Dental Hospital of Manchester.
  • Learn from tutors who have contributed significantly to orthodontic literature and published research of international standing.
  • Become eligible to sit the Royal College of Surgeons examinations for Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth).
  • Study at a university ranked 4th in the UK and among the top 25 in the world for dentistry (QS world University Rankings 2018).

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our  upcoming open days .

Fees

To be announced.

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.

Scholarships/sponsorships

The Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health offers an alumni bursary of £1,000 towards tuition fees for successful applicants who are recent University of Manchester graduates and who are commencing one of our postgraduate taught master's programmes in 2019.

Entry requirements

English language

International students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

We ask for English language proof if you are from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS : 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in all components
  • TOEFL: 90 internet-based (Listening 18; Writing 20; Reading 18 and Speaking 20)

See further information about requirements for your country .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

Application and selection

How to apply

This course is now closed for 2019 applications.  

Please apply via our online application form.

Advice to applicants

Applicants must provide the following:

  • proof of two years' recent post-graduation clinical experience;
  • 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.)
  • 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.

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.

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.

Teaching and learning

Teaching will include tutorials, seminars and clinical demonstrations. You are encouraged to attend other relevant seminars in other clinical disciplines to gain a broad perspective of orthodontics.

Instruction will also be given in clinical and laboratory aspects of orthodontics. These will take the form of demonstrations, seminars and practical laboratory exercises.

Clinical training involves attendance in clinics at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester and affiliated hospitals including Lancaster, Bury, Blackburn, Hope, Tameside, Chester, Stockport, Wythenshawe and North Manchester General. Attendance at clinics is mandatory.

You will be instructed in the use of the Straightwire technique, temporary anchorage devises, Lingual appliances and aligner systems.

Participation in journal clubs, local and regional audit meetings and mandatory training as directed by your training hospital and supervising clinicians is expected.

One day each week is devoted to academic teaching and practical demonstrations with typodonts.

Coursework and assessment

  • Research Methods Unit: Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor marked assignments and participation in specified online group activities.
  • Biostatistics Unit:  Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor marked assignments
  • Clinical Unit: The clinical component is assessed by a structured oral and written examinations, MCQ paper, and structured oral presentation.
  • Dissertation (Year 3) .

Career opportunities

Orthodontists enjoy their clinical work and this can be undertaken in a specialist practice setting funded either through a state-run scheme, eg the NHS, or in a private setting where treatment is funded directly by the patients. Some countries adopt a third party payment system where all or part of the treatment cost is met by an insurance scheme.

In addition to their clinical role, many orthodontists also have an interest in teaching and research. These teaching roles can be part-time in combination with clinical work, or full-time.


Visit the MSc (Clin) Orthodontics page on the University of Manchester website for more details!

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