Taught course


Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry · Oral Growth and Development

Entry requirements

Education Essential Primary qualification in Dentistry – BDS or equivalent. Desirable Primary dental qualification registerable with the General Dental Council in the UK: MFDS, MJDF or FDS or equivalent; Other postgraduate diplomas, degrees; Other evidence of high academic achievement (eg Course grades, award of degree with honours or equivalent. Previous first degree BSc). Experience Essential Two years full time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry. Desirable Evidence of experience of practice of a broad range of general dentistry; Completion of formal Vocational Training course, General Professional Training program, or equivalent such as hospital internship. Specific clinical experience in discipline/specialty to which they are applying. Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification. Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 (no less than 6.5 in any part), or TOEFL scores as follows : internet based 106, computer based 263, paper based 627 and must have been completed within the last two years. Career intentions Essential Clear commitment to pursuing postgraduate studies in the one specialty/discipline applied for. Desirable Other equivalent tests will be considered on merit Membership of appropriate professional societies; Experience of clinical photography. International applicants Students from outside of the UK help form a global community here at Queen Mary. For detailed country specific entry requirements please visit the International section of our website. If your first language is not English, you must provide evidence of your English language proficiency. Find out more about our English language entry requirements. If you do not meet language or scholarly requirements it might be possible for you to undertake foundation or pre-sessional programmes that will prepare you for the masters programme. For more information, please contact the Admissions Office.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is designed for you if you are a dental graduate who wishes to pursue a career in orthodontics, either in primary or secondary care services, or in a university setting. The two-year full-time masters programme is integrated into a three-year clinical programme, with a strong emphasis on close chairside support.

You will undertake the MClinDent examination (University of London) at the end of your second year and the Royal College of Surgeons Membership (MOrth) examination during the third year.

This programme will:

  • Allow you to develop critical appraisal skills in relation to published literature and undertake a research project, under supervision
  • Enable you to understand the biomechanical principles of tooth movement
  • Enable you to understand the development, growth and influence of the skeletal and soft tissues on the dentition
  • Allow you to develop an understanding of the importance of materials science in orthodontics
  • Teach you how to formulate a diagnosis of malocclusion and an appropriate treatment plan
  • Let you apply the theory and practice of clinical orthodontics to treat a variety of malocclusions.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations20
Professional practice60

Course contact details

Lorraine Low
+44 (0)20 7882 8744