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Orthodontics (MScD)


Course Description

Established for over 35 years and one of the longest-running clinical training programmes in the UK, the Orthodontics MScD programme is designed to provide clinical and academic training for future specialists in Clinical Orthodontics in a highly professional and rewarding environment.

The course equips students with the skills needed to perform as a competent specialist in orthodontics, with focus on the clinical, theoretical and research areas required for provision of adequate patient care.

A 3-year full-time course open to Home, EU and Overseas students, successful completion of the programme will result in the award of a Masters Degree in Orthodontics. The course is also recognised for training purposes by the Royal Colleges for the Membership in Orthodontics of both Edinburgh and the Bicollegiate examination.

Didactic, self-directed and problem-based modular teaching extends throughout the 3-year programme. Clinical training is provided within the teaching hospital and within district units in Swansea, Newport, and North Glamorgan. The first two years of the programme consist of structured research.

The course requires full time attendance over a 3-year period, with the final examination in the Spring of year 3. The course consists of three main elements:
a.) a taught course covering evidence-based topics that are consistent with the recommendations of the World Federation of Orthodontists, European and National guidelines
b.) a clinical practical element of supervised management of selected problems of dento-facial abnormality
c.) a research project and preparation of a dissertation.

Throughout the programme, each student will spend 5 clinical (half day) sessions per week providing direct patient care and one session per week attending new patient and joint clinics. One (half day) session per week is dedicated to academic teaching in the autumn and spring terms, and 3 (half day) sessions are timetabled for research and personal study in the autumn and spring terms. An additional session is available for research during the summer term resulting in there being approximately 560 hours available.

Funding

UK & EU students with a first class honours undergraduate degree (or equivalent) can now apply for a £3,000 scholarship. You need to have applied for this course by 5 July and then complete a separate application for the scholarship by 2 August. More details on our website - please see the link below.

Visit the Orthodontics (MScD) page on the Cardiff University website for more details!

Videos
(Student Profile)

Dr Jayanie Bimalka Weeratna (MSc Forensic Dentistry)

“I was Interested in learning and becoming the first forensic dentist in Sri Lanka and the University Dental Hospital is the only place in the UK that offers an MSc in Forensic Dentistry. The placement was secured for me through the Commonwealth University Association as I was offered a Commonwealth scholarship. I like the academic freedom, encouraging and supportive supervisors at the university, the co-operative and helpful staff, and the fine information technology facilities and good library. I am hoping to set up a Forensic Dental Unit in the Government Analysis Department and feel that the university has given me the opportunity to reach my goal.”

(Student Profile)

Anna Koutoulaki (PhD in Dental Research)

I started my research studies in 2004, having attained my first degree in molecular biology at the University of Dundee. I was attracted to Cardiff because of its high research profile and the working environment offered to pursue my PhD study. The School provides extensive research facilities, with ultra modern equipment, and I have been able to learn and develop a wide range of contemporary techniques. There are a large number of students undertaking research degrees at the School of Dentistry, which ensures a supportive, interactive environment in which to discuss my work and develop ideas and understanding.


(Scholarship)

Cardiff University Masters Excellence Scholarships - No. of awards TBC

“This scholarship package will give high-calibre students the opportunity to study at a world-leading, research-intensive university and help ease the associated financial burdens.”Professor Colin Riordan, Vice-ChancellorWe are pleased to announce that the Taught Master's Excellence Scholarship Scheme for 2016/17 entry has been confirmed.We are committed to invest up to a total of £500,000 in this high value competitive scholarship scheme to support UK and EU students who are planning to start an eligible master's programme in September 2016.The scholarships are each worth a minimum of £3,000 and will be awarded in the form of a tuition fee discount.Scholarships will be awarded based on academic excellence.

Value of Scholarship(s)

min. £3000

Eligibility

Eligible programmes include taught full-time and part-time taught programmes leading to a master's. Not included are our distance learning programmes and taught programmes leading to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, as well as research master's such as the MPhil and MRes.‘Home’ and ‘EU’ students only (as classified for fee paying purposes, tuition fee status is determined after submitting an application to study) who are accepted on to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master's degree, and with a firm focus on academic excellence.For applicants from countries outside the European Union, we also offer a range of highly prestigious international scholarships.

Application Procedure

We have two deadlines after which scholarship decisions will be made:

6 April and 27 July 2016.

The Masters Excellence Scholarship application form can be accessed once you have submitted an application to study to an eligible postgraduate taught programme leading to a master’s degree. Please note the additional details on our website and in the guidance documents provided.

Further Information

http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/for/prospective/postgraduate/funding/master-scholarships.html



Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have passed the FDS or MDS qualifications of the Royal College of Surgeons and who have a broad clinical experience. Previous audit and research experience is beneficial. The ORE qualification is also required. Information on how to register can be found at the General Dental Council website. International applicants must provide proof of their English Language proficiency (IELTS score of 7.0 or above). Short-listed applicants will be interviewed by the course committee.

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