Orthodontics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS

Course summary

If you’re a dental graduate who wants to pursue a career in orthodontics, this programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate Programme in Orthodontics provides integrated training for dentists who aspire to be specialists, either in primary or secondary services, or clinical academics.

  • Study the most contemporary approaches to orthodontic treatment and develop a portfolio of technical skills
  • Get membership to the RLH Orthodontic Alumni Association offering sponsorship opportunities for overseas study
  • Undertake extensive clinical training with children and adolescents
  • Cover all the topics in the GDC (UK) Specialist Curriculum
  • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we’re joint first for research impact (REF 2014)
This DClinDent degree integrates academic activities with clinical practice. Covering all the topics in the GDC (UK) Specialist Curriculum, it aims to familiarise you with up-to-date, novel and evidence-based clinical practices in orthodontics. Our curriculum covers a wide spectrum of topics. You’ll touch upon key orthodontic principles such as the biomechanical principles of tooth movement and the development, growth and influence of the skeletal and soft tissues on the dentition. You’ll also learn how to formulate a diagnosis of malocclusion and an appropriate treatment plan. You’ll apply your learning in hands-on clinical training with children and adolescents and undertake a research project with supervision from our expert clinicians and academics. You’ll hone in on key techniques and practises, such as treating a variety of malocclusions. You will receive professional doctorate-level research training and undertake your own. You will develop an understanding of the importance of materials science in orthodontics and gain critical appraisal skills in relation to published literature. The DClinDent Degree meets level 8 of the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ). Structure Three compulsory modules Three compulsory research modules, including your final dissertation (up to 50,000 words) Optional external Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) examination, with the Royal College of Surgeons


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Assessment method

Written, clinical and viva voce examinations, case presentations, clinical diagnostic and treatment planning An oral assessment of your research report In completing your third year, you will be eligible for the Royal College of Surgeons Membership examination (MOrth). The dissertation forms a major component of your degree. This will include a final research project, service evaluation and a clinical portfolio (limited to 50,000 words).

How to apply

International applicants

Please visit https://www.qmul.ac.uk/international-students/ for more information

Entry requirements

Degree requirements Applicants must have a primary qualification in Dentistry (BDS or equivalent). Additional information Two years full-time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry, including six months full-time experience in oral & maxillo-facial surgery, paediatric dentistry or restorative dentistry is also required. Please note that in order for your application to be considered you must have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 at the point of submission of your application. Following the application deadline, screening of applications and selection of candidates will take place. Candidates who are shortlisted will be invited to attend a Skype interview with the Programme Lead. Applicants from UK or EU Obtaining the National Training Number (NTN) is highly recommended for UK or EU applicants to this course. Therefore, in addition to the application to Queen Mary University of London for this programme, a separate application is also required for submission directly to the Health Education England to obtain the National Training Number (NTN).

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Students enrolling on a postgraduate degree programme are charged tuition fees each year by Queen Mary. The rate you will be charged depends on whether you are assessed as a Home/EU or Overseas student. You can find tuition fees for each course on the course finder pages on our website: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/ Further details about postgraduate taught tuition fees can also be found on our website: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/tuitionfees/
Orthodontics at Queen Mary University of London - UCAS