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College of medicine and dentistry

The Master of Science (MSc) courses in Orthodontics (full time) and in Clinical Orthodontics (part time) are perfect for the dentist wanting to carry out orthodontic treatment alongside their general dentistry.

Application Status
Open for Sept, 2022

Blended Learning or Full Time

Blended Learning: 3 Years
Full Time: 3 Years

Course Fee
Blended Learning: £30,000 (£10,000 per year)
Full Time: £90,000 (30,000 per year)

Course Leader
Professor Parmjit Singh

Course contact for further information

Joe Ackah
T: +44(0)121 828 3277

Awarding Institution
Ulster University

Course Details

The course aims to prepare you for practice, with the theoretical knowledge and clinical skills necessary to treat orthodontic patients of mild to moderate complexity.

Taught by renowned academics and experts in their field, you will learn how to use fixed appliances to treat a range of malocclusions. You will be exposed to an intensive mix of lectures, seminars and practical workshops including typodont exercises, treatment planning sessions and orthodontic mechanics classes. You will also have the opportunity to discuss clinical cases with peers and the faculty to formulate treatments based on sound judgement and up-to-date clinical evidence. Our objective is to provide dentists with the core knowledge and clinical skills essential for the delivery of competent, high-quality dental care.

Students enrolling in the clinical Master of Science course will be required to perform orthodontic procedures on patients as part of the Practical Skills Modules I, II and III. This is available under supervision for the GDC registered clinician in the Dental Hospital in the centre of Birmingham. Students wishing to perform their cases in their own practice will be required to request approval from the faculty at the time of admission, they will describe the availability of appropriate cases and appropriate supervision in their practice setting.

Free Private Medical Insurance – as part of our commitment to look after our students, we provide you with free Private Medical Insurance cover whilst studying at CoMD.

Masters of Science (MSc) in Clinical Orthodontics

Blended Learning (Part Time)
Master of Science (MSc) in Clinical Orthodontics
Course Duration: 3 Years
180 UK credits, 90 ECTS credits, 36 US credits

You will attend intensive practical sessions in each stage of this course in our College in central Birmingham. Teaching will include seminars, practical interactive workshops and training on phantom heads and simulated typodont models. You will also have the opportunity to develop your clinical competencies in our dental hospital under the supervision of our qualified consultants.

Masters of Science (MSc) in Orthodontics

Full Time
Master of Science (MSc) in Orthodontics
Course Duration: 3 Years
360 UK credits, 180 ECTS credits, 72 US credits

You will study on a full time basis in our state-of-the-art College and Hospital in central Birmingham. The course is delivered over 40 weeks per year, and you will be exposed to diverse techniques and approaches. You will learn from a multidisciplinary team and gain professional experience by performing advanced procedures during your clinical training.

Flexibility to exit with a Post-Graduate Certificate (PG-Cert) or Post-Graduate Diploma (PG-Dip) in Clinical Orthodontics

*The course is validated via Ulster University*

Blended Learning Applicants

  • Copy of Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), or equivalent, or other approved qualification in a cognate area
  • Degree transcripts
  • 2 references (or referees can complete the attached reference form)
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of dental licence
  • Sponsorship letter (if student is being sponsored)

Full Time Applicants

  • Undergraduate Degree in Dentistry, and
  • Letter of good standing or equivalent from an appropriate regulatory dental body, and
  • Applicants will need to demonstrate evidence of professional indemnity cover

English Language Requirements

Our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. If you do not meet the English language requirement we will give you a conditional offer subject to you meeting the requirement before the commencement of the course.

Accredited Prior Learning Scheme

If you believe that you already have already gained some of the experience, knowledge and learning for the programme you are interested in, you may be exempt from some modules. Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) is a process we use to recognise learning already achieved. Each APL application is considered on an individual basis, so please contact us for further help or information. Read further guidance here.

Year 1

  • Principles of Orthodontic Patient Assessment
  • Principles of Orthodontic Treatment Planning I
  • Practical and Clinical Skills in Orthodontics I
  • Research Methodology I

Year 2

  • Principles of Orthodontic Treatment Planning II
  • Principles of Clinical Orthodontic Theory
  • Practical and Clinical Skills in Orthodontics II
  • Research Methodology II

Year 3

  • Fundamentals of Orthodontic Treatment Mechanics
  • Fundamentals of Multidisciplinary Orthodontic Treatment
  • Practical and Clinical Skills in Orthodontics III
  • Research Dissertation

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