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Orthodontics (Advanced Training) - MClinDent

Course Description

This full-time, three-year Master's programme is designed for students from outside the European Union. It matches the Specialty Training programme and is designed to enable students to meet the requirements to sit the Royal College of Surgeons (RCS) Membership in Orthodontic (MOrth) examinations.

Degree information

The programme aims to equip students with the skills to understand the principles of normal and abnormal facial growth, diagnose malocclusions, identify aetiological factors, develop appropriate treatment plans, appreciate the scope and limitations of orthodontic treatment, treat malocclusions to a high standard of outcome, and to be aware of the factors associated with stability of the result.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits.

Year One consists of modules (150 credits). Year Two consists of core modules (120 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits). Year three involves clinical study (not credit bearing). There are no optional modules for this programme.

Core modules
-Principles of Treatment Core Course (Orthodontics)
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills I
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills II
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills III
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills IV
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills V
-Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills VI
-Orthodontic Clinical Practice I
-Advanced Orthodontic Clinical Practice II
-Clinical Science & Research Methods

Each student undertakes an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of at least 15,000–18,000 words.

Teaching and learning
The programme is based on the UK General Dental Council curriculum for Orthodontics and is delivered through lectures, practical/ technical teaching, clinical seminars, tutorials, self-directed learning, and supervised clinical treatment of patients.


The programme aims to develop the academic, clinical and technical skills required to enable graduates to undertake the independent practice of orthodontics, or go on to undertake further research in this field. Previous graduates have entered PhD study, government sponsored posts overseas and specialist practice overseas. Careers advice is provided during the programme and students are given appropriate guidance when requested at any stage.

Top career destinations for this degree:
-Orthodontics, King's College London
-Consultant, Jitra Hospital

During the programme, students are able to attend a whole range of different clinics and also regularly attend new patient clinics in small groups.

The institute strongly encourages students to apply for prizes at national and international conferences and the programme has a history of students winning prestigious prizes at the British Orthodontic Conference and the European Orthodontic Conference.

Why study this degree at UCL?

The programme benefits from first-class facilities; it provides a wide range of clinical experience and exposure to techniques which ensure experience of managing complex clinical problems. Staff hold a number of national and international positions which provide them with a range of professional contacts and enable them to invite renowned national and international guest speakers to lecture.

Visit the Orthodontics (Advanced Training) - MClinDent page on the University College London website for more details!

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Entry Requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience.

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