Orthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent
A full-time, three year Master's programme designed for students from outside the European Union. The programme combines theory, practical elements, clinical teaching and research, and includes personal treatment sessions and new-patient diagnostic clinics. 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
- UK/EU Full-time: £10,800
- Overseas Full-time: £40,200
- All applicants: 10 January 2014
More details in Application section.
What will I learn?
The programme aimes 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?
UCL Eastman Dental Institute is the largest postgraduate dental school in Europe and has a reputation as one of the world’s leading academic centres for dentistry. As part of UCL – London’s Global University – the Institute welcomes UK and international students.
This programme is delivered by the Institute’s unit of Orthodontics.. The unit has special expertise in caring for patients with severe malocclusions, and maintains strong links with Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital.
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.
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Year 1 Modules (150 credits). Year 2 Modules (120 credits) and dissertation (90 credits). Year 3: Clinical study (not credit bearing).
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. This is supported by a local VLE and also the British Orthodontic Society national on-line learning programme. Assessment is through written, oral and practical examinations, clinical assessments, case presentations, patient logbooks and the dissertation.
All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience.
Applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they meet the required standard by either having recently passed one of the UCL recognised English language tests at the 'good' level, or through previous work or education experience in English. See English Language Qualification page for full details.
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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 application deadline for this programme is 10 January 2014. Late applications may be considered after this date but early application is advisable.
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
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, 2011
- Kuwait government, Specialist orthodontist, 2011
- Self-Employed, Specialist orthodontist, 2010
- UCLH Foundation Trust and Kingston Hospitals Trust, Post CCST specialty registrar, 2011
- UCLH Foundation Trust and Ashford Hospitals Trust, Post CCST specialty 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.