Modes and duration
- Full-time: 2 years
Programme start date
Tuition Fees (2016/17)
- £11,460 (FT) £5,725 (PT)
- £42,650 (FT) £21,320 (PT)
Applicants must have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification. For further requirements please refer to the institute's Orthodontics MClinDent page.
English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.
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.
In year one, students complete core modules to the value of (150 credits). In year two, students complete core modules to the value of (120 credits) and a dissertation (90 credits).
- Principles of Treatment Core Course (Orthodontics)
- Orthodontic Techniques and Clinical Skills
- 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
- Principles of Treatment Core Course (Orthodontics)
- Orthodontic Clinical Practice I
- Advanced Orthodontic Clinical Practice II
- 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.
Scholarships relevant to this department are displayed (where available) below. For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding 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. Students are likely to enter:
- Post-CCST training programmes within the UK
- Orthodontic specialist practice within the UK
- Orthodontic specialist practice overseas.
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 ensuring 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 abut the programme and Speciality Training on institute's Orthodontics MClinDent page.
Find out more about the programme on the institute's Orthodontics MClinDent page.
Student / staff ratios › 63 staff including 6 postdocs › 390 taught students › 66 research students
Department: Eastman Dental Institute
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.
- All applicants
- 8 January 2016
For full details of the application process please refer to the institute's Orthodontics MClinDent page.
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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 orthodontics 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.