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Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
Research Assessment Rating
60% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
Orthodontics includes the treatment and research of malaligned or misplaced teeth and abnormalities of jaw relationships and facial growth. This programme combines theory, practical elements, teaching and research with personal treatment sessions and new-patient diagnostic clinics. Patients with a wide range of malocclusions are treated by graduates under senior staff supervision.
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, identify 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:
Availability: Full-time 2 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Year One: Core modules (150 credits). Year Two: Core modules (120 credits), dissertation (90 credits).
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
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
Home/EU applicants must apply through the London Deanery. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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?
The MClinDent programme is suitable for those who wish to develop the combination of both the practical and theoretical knowledge required for general professional training in orthodontics. Graduates develop significant academic skills in clinical research to enable further doctoral study.
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 Orthodontic 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.
All UCL Certificate, Diploma and Master's level taught programmes are now approved by the Faculty of General Dental Practice (UK) for accreditation towards its Career Pathway. Specialty Training Programmes incorporate the relevant university qualification (MClinDent) and provide approved training in preparation for the membership examination of the Royal Colleges.
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