Taught course

Orthodontics DClinDent

Queen Mary, University of London · Institute of Dentistry

Entry requirements

You should have a primary qualification in Dentistry - BDS or equivalent, plus two years full¿time (or equivalent) post qualification clinical practice of dentistry, including 6 months full-time experience in Oral & Maxillo-facial surgery and paediatric dentistry or restorative dentistry.

Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

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.

Proficiency in written and spoken English is essential and non-native English speakers are required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a writing score of 6.5.

Please note that in order for your application to be considered you must have obtained a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 at the point of submission of your application.

Other international qualifications may be acceptable, please contact the Admissions Office for clarification.

Applications are processed upon receipt. The application deadline is 31st January in the year of entry. However, we reserve the right to receive further applications after the deadline and make decisions on those applications subject to places being available.

Months of entry


Course content

If you’re a dental graduate who wants to pursue a career in orthodontics, this programme is for you. The Professional Doctorate Programme in Orthodontics provides integrated training for dentists who aspire to be specialists, either in primary or secondary services, or clinical academics.

  • Study the most contemporary approaches to orthodontic treatment and develop a portfolio of technical skills
  • Get membership to the RLH Orthodontic Alumni Association offering sponsorship opportunities for overseas study
  • Undertake extensive clinical training with children and adolescents
  • Cover all the topics in the GDC (UK) Specialist Curriculum
  • Study at one of the UK’s top-rated dental schools: we’re joint first for research impact (REF 2014)
This DClinDent degree integrates academic activities with clinical practice. Covering all the topics in the GDC (UK) Specialist Curriculum, it aims to familiarise you with up-to-date, novel and evidence-based clinical practices in orthodontics.
Our curriculum covers a wide spectrum of topics. You’ll touch upon key orthodontic principles such as the biomechanical principles of tooth movement and the development, growth and influence of the skeletal and soft tissues on the dentition. You’ll also learn how to formulate a diagnosis of malocclusion and an appropriate treatment plan.
You’ll apply your learning in hands-on clinical training with children and adolescents and undertake a research project with supervision from our expert clinicians and academics. You’ll hone in on key techniques and practises, such as treating a variety of malocclusions.
You will receive professional doctorate-level research training and undertake your own. You will develop an understanding of the importance of materials science in orthodontics and gain critical appraisal skills in relation to published literature.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DClinDent
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Institute of Dentistry
+44 (0)20 7882 8930