Orthodontics MClinDent

London, Bloomsbury

This full-time, two-year Masters programme combines theory, practical elements, teaching and research with personal treatment sessions and new-patient diagnostic clinics.

UK students International students
Study mode
UK tuition fees (2022/23)
£16,500
£8,250
Overseas tuition fees (2022/23)
£52,900
Fees to be confirmed
Duration
2 academic years
2 academic years
Programme starts
September 2022
Applications accepted
All applicants: 18 Oct 2021 – 31 Jan 2022

Applications open

Entry requirements

All applicants must hold an approved dental qualification and have a minimum of two years' clinical experience post-qualification.

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

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

Equivalent qualifications

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. Please note that the equivalency will correspond to the broad UK degree classification stated on this page (e.g. upper second-class). Where a specific overall percentage is required in the UK qualification, the international equivalency will be higher than that stated below. Please contact Graduate Admissions should you require further advice.

About this degree

The programme aims to equip students with the skills to understand the principles of normal and abnormal facial growth, diagnose malocclusions, identify aetiological factors, develop appropriate treatment plans, appreciate the scope and limitations of orthodontic treatment, treat malocclusions to a high standard of outcome, and to be aware of the factors associated with stability of the result.

Who this course is for

The programme is suitable for applicants who wish to develop the combination of both practical and theoretical knowledge required for general professional training in orthodontics.

What this course will give you

The programme benefits from first-class facilities and there is exposure to a wide range of clinical experience and techniques which ensures 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.

You can find out more about the programme on the Institute's page here.

The foundation of your career

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.

Employability

The programme aims to develop the academic, clinical and technical skills required to enable graduates to undertake the independent practice of orthodontics, or for further research in this field.


Careers advice is provided during the programme and students are given appropriate guidance when requested at any stage. Graduates may enter:

  • PhD study
  • Post-CCST training programmes within the UK (leading to consultant-level hospital posts)
  • Orthodontic specialist practice within the UK
  • Orthodontic specialist practice overseas.

Teaching and learning

The programme is based on the UK General Dental Council Orthodontic curriculum and is delivered through lectures, practical/ technical teaching, clinical seminars, tutorials, self-directed learning, and supervised clinical treatment of patients.

Modules

Full-time

You will undertake 10 taught modules and the research dissertation.

All modules are compulsory and integral to the programme.

1st year: 6 compulsory modules :

Clinical Science and Research Methods

  • Orthodontics - Principles of Treatment Core Course
  • Orthodontics - Techniques and Clinical Skills
  • Orthodontics - Techniques and Clincal Skills 2
  • Orthodontics - Techniques and Clinical Skills 3
  • Orthodontics - Clincal Practice 1

2nd year: 4 compulsory modules  plus the research module/ dissertation

  • Orthodontics - Techniques and Clinical Skills 4
  • Orthodontics - Techniques and Clincal Skills 5
  • Orthodontics - Techniques and Clincal Skills 6
  • Orthodontics - Advanced Orthodontic Clincal Practice 2
  • Orthodontics - MClinDent in Orthodonics: Dissertation

Modules are studied concurrently over the length of the programme and time allocated to each module is not defined by academic terms.

Please note that the list of modules given here is indicative. This information is published a long time in advance of enrolment and module content and availability is subject to change.

Students undertake modules to the value of 360 credits. Upon successful completion of 360 credits, you will be awarded an MClinDent in Orthodontics.

Accessibility

Details of the accessibility of UCL buildings can be obtained from AccessAble accessable.co.uk. Further information can also be obtained from the UCL Student Support & Wellbeing team.

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Fees and funding

Fees for this course

UK students International students
Fee description Full-time Part-time
Tuition fees (2022/23) £16,500 £8,250
Tuition fees (2022/23) £52,900 Fees to be confirmed

UK part-time fees are charged for a small number of posts available through National Recruitment, where the academic component training is at UCL but other training is outwith UCL. Please note the training posts are full-time - it is just attendance at UCL which is part-time.

The tuition fees shown are for the year indicated above. Fees for subsequent years may increase or otherwise vary. Where the programme is offered on a flexible/modular basis, fees are charged pro-rata to the appropriate full-time Master's fee taken in an academic session. Further information on fee status, fee increases and the fee schedule can be viewed on the UCL Students website: ucl.ac.uk/students/fees.

Additional costs

Fee deposits for this programme are as follows: UK full-time and part-time students £2,500; Overseas full-time and part-time students £5,000.

Graduates are required to have their own computer and also a clinical camera - advice will be provided regarding the most appropriate camera equipment to purchase.

This programme requires a completed DBS check for some compulsory modules. You will receive more information from UCL on how to complete the check once you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer for the programme. The DBS application cost will be covered by UCL, but offer holders will also need to have their ID checked and verified at a Post Office, for which they will incur a charge of £12.75. The offer holder is also required to arrange and pay for any overseas police check that may be necessary; costs vary by country. For more information about the DBS application process, please contact the Admissions team.

For more information on additional costs for prospective students please go to our estimated cost of essential expenditure at Accommodation and living costs.

Funding your studies

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

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.

There is an application processing fee for Eastman Dental Institute programmes of £120 for online applications and £145 for paper applications. Further information can be found at Application fees.

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.

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.

This programme can be studied for in 2 ways:

2 year MClinDent only

  • This is open to overseas applicants who are not eligible to apply through HEE national recruitment. It does not give eligibility to apply for the MOrth examination run by the Royal College of Surgeons. Apply through the UCL application portal.

2 year MClinDent + additional 3rd year as an affiliate student at UCL

  • This is a programme for those who are appointed to a specialty registrar national training post via HEE national recruitment. Those who are eligible to apply through this route must do so & should not apply directly to the university for any of the available programmes. This applies to any applicants who fulfil the criteria for national recruitment. This combined 3 year programme gives eligibility to apply for the Membership in Orthodontics examination run by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Please note that you may submit applications for a maximum of two graduate programmes in any application cycle.

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This page was last updated 28 Sep 2021