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Dr Rishma Shah

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Orthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent

A full-time, three year Master's programme 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 MOrth examinations.

Mode of study

  • Full-time: 3 years

Tuition fees (2015/16)

  • UK/EU Full-time: £11,125
  • Overseas Full-time: £41,410

Application date

  • All applicants: 9 January 2015

More details in Application section.

What will I learn?

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

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The programme’s students benefit from first-class facilities and access to a wide range of clinical cases and 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.

Find out more about the programme on the institute's Orthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent page.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Year one modules (150 credits). Year two modules (120 credits) and dissertation (90 credits). Year three, clinical study (not credit bearing).

Core Modules/Courses

  • 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


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


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 national curriculum and is delivered through lectures, practical and technical teaching elements, clinical seminars, tutorials, self-directed learning, and supervised clinical treatment of patients.

Entry requirements

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

International equivalencies

Select your country for equivalent alternative requirements

English language proficiency level: Good

How to apply

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

The deadline for applications is 9 January 2015.

Who can apply?

The programme is designed for applicants from outside the European Union needing to meet the requirements to sit the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth). Overseas applicants should check with the relevant body in their home country to establish local specialty training requirements before deciding whether to apply for this programme or the two-year MClinDent degree.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to see:

  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of the Orthodontic programme
  • evidence of good time management, good communication skills and the ability to work as part of a team
  • why you want to study orthodontics at graduate level
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme at the EDI
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree and how this programme meets your needs
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.


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.

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 programme

  • Malaysian Government, Specialist Orthodontist, 2013
  • Kuwait Government, Specialist Orthodontist, 2013
  • Self-Employed, Thailand, Specialist Orthodontist, 2012
  • UCLH Foundation Trust and Kingston Hospitals Trust, Post CCST Specialty Registrar, 2011
  • UCLH Foundation Trust and Ashford Hospitals Trust, Post CCST Specialty Registrar, 2012
  • Kings College London Hospital and St George Hospital, Post CCST Speciality Registrar, 2012


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.

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