Taught course

Orthodontics (Clin)

The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

All applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution. Evidence of citizenship of an EU country will be required for those claiming home student status. The School also requires applicants to have at least two years' experience in general professional practice.

Months of entry


Course content

In common with all specialty training programmes in the UK, this programme runs for three years and incorporates a Masters degree. The full programme combines the taught elements and research of the MSc with a mandatory clinical training module.

The School places special emphasis on:

  • Contemporary orthodontic treatment techniques
  • Research methods and biostatistics
  • The development of a questioning approach to the speciality of orthodontics

This specialty training programme is designed for those who wish to undertake full orthodontic training, but who do not wish to practice orthodontics in the UK.

The taught elements are based around small group problem-based seminars resourced by a series of didactic seminars that together form a core teaching session.

The clinical training module involves attendance at clinics in the Dental School and associated local Hospital Trusts. During this time students provide treatment for a carefully selected group of patients under direct supervision of Consultant Orthodontists.

The research methods and biostatistics training is used in the planning and implementation of a research project and its presentation as a dissertation; advice and guidance will be available from a group of highly experienced researchers. It is hoped that the research topic will examine an issue of relevance to students' future work and will also provide the basis for a refereed publication.

Course aims

The aim of the taught clinical component is to give the student an understanding of the scientific basis of orthodontics. There is a particular emphasis on current thinking relevant to the diagnosis, treatment planning and clinical management of patients.

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS of 6.5 with no less than 6 in the written component; TOEFL 575 paper-based, 230 computer-based or 90 iBT. This certification must be no more than 12 months old.

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
+44 (0)161 306 0239