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Contact details

Ms Marianne Dang

Email: m.dang@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 3456 1092

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£10,500 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£39,000 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Prospectus Entry

Eastman Dental Institute

Key facts

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60% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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Orthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent

The Orthodontics (Advanced Training) MClinDent is a three year full-time programme designed to enable applicants from outside the European Union to meet the requirements to sit the Membership in Orthodontics, for which three years full-time study is required. The programme combines theory, practical elements, clinical teaching and research, including personal treatment sessions and new-patient diagnostic clinics.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

The skills acquired enable the trainee to: understand the principles of normal and abnormal facial growth; appreciate the scope and limitations of orthodontic treatment; diagnose malocclusions, identifying aetiological factors; develop appropriate treatment plans; treat malocclusions to a high standard of outcome; and be aware of the factors associated with stability of the result.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The Eastman Dental Institute is a centre of excellence, at the forefront of evidence-based clinical service, research and development, and education in its field.

It is the largest academic postgraduate dental centre in Europe, and has a world-wide reputation for its specialist training delivered through clinically intensive postgraduate programmes.

Students benefit from first-class facilities which provide unique, seamless training in specialist dentistry, and access to a wide range of clinical cases and techniques which ensures experience of managing complex clinical problems. The unit has special expertise in caring for those with facial deformity and hypodontia and maintains close links with other London hospitals.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 3 years

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Year 1: Core modules (150 credits). Year 2: Core modules (120 credits) dissertation (90 credits). Year 3: Clinical study (not credit bearing).

Core Modules/Courses

  • Clinical Science and Research Methods
  • Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills I to VI
  • Orthodontic Clinical Practice
  • Advanced Orthodontic Clinical Practice


  • There are no optional modules for this programme.


All students undertake 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.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

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.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications for this programme is 11 January for the year of entry. However, late applications may be considered after this date. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

This programme is designed for applicants from outside the European Union needing to meet the requirements to sit the Membership in Orthodontics. 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 Orthodontics (Advanced Training) Programme aims to develop the academic, clinical and technical skills required to enable the graduate to undertake the independent practice of orthodontics, or for further research in this field.

The specialist qualification in orthodontics offered in the UK and recognised by the national bodies throughout the EEA is the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth).

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:

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