Modes and duration
- Full-time: 2 years
Tuition Fees (2015/16)
- £11,125 (FT)
- £41,410 (FT)
- All applicants:
- 9 January 2015
Applicants must have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification.
The English language level for this programme is: Good
Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.
Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.
International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.
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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.
Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits.
Year one, students complete core modules to the value of (150 credits). Year two, students complete core modules to the value of (120 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits).
- 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.
More scholarships are listed on the scholarships website
The 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.
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.
- Post-CCST training programmes within the UK
- Orthodontic specialist practice within the UK
- Orthodontic specialist practice overseas
Top career destinations for this degree
- Specialist Registrar, Eastman Dental Hospital (2011)
- Affiliate Student in Orthodontic, Royal College of Surgeons (2011)
- Overseas Registration Examination, General Dental Council UK (2011)
- Specialist Registrar in Orthodontics, Kettering General Hospital (2010)
- Dentist, Stoke Mandeville NHS Hospital (2010)
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.
Why 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 MClinDent page.
Student / staff ratios › 80 staff › 420 taught students › 62 research students
Department: Eastman Dental Institute
"When you meet new contacts nationally and internationally they have nearly always heard of UCL and the Eastman Dental Institute, so its strong reputation and well-known ‘brand’ is a definite benefit."
Professor Susan CunninghamSubject: Orthodontics MClinDent
Application and next steps
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.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for applicants who wish to develop the combination of both the practical and theoretical knowledge required for general professional training in orthodontics. Students develop significant academic skills in clinical research to enable further doctoral study.
- All applicants
For more information see our Applications page.Apply now
What are we looking for?When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- how your academic and professional background meets the requirements of the programme
- why you want to study dental sedation and pain management at graduate level
- what particularly attracts you to this programme
- 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.