Taught course

Orthodontics (incorporated in MOrth Training)

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry

Entry requirements


Months of entry


Course content

This This programme is designed for dental graduates who wish 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.

Our programme enables you to:

Understand the biomechanical principles of tooth movement
Understand the development, growth and influence of the skeletal and soft tissues on the dentition
Understand the importance of materials science in orthodontics
Formulate a diagnosis of malocclusion and appropriate treatment plan
Apply the theory and practice of clinical orthodontics to treat a variety of malocclusions.
Programme outline
This course includes extensive clinical training (60 per cent) formal teaching (25 per cent) and a supervised research project (15 per cent). All the taught and clinical modules in the programme are core teaching. You will have considerable choice when selecting a topic for your research project.

The three-year programme includes the following areas:

Growth and development of the head, face and dentition
Anatomical and physiological considerations of the face and jaws, including the temporomandibular joint
The aetiology of malocclusion
Clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment of malocclusion
State-of-the-art treatment mechanics
Concepts and practice of retention and stability
Inter-disciplinary care, including surgical and restorative interfaces

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Lorraine Low
+44 (0)20 7882 8744