BDS or equivalent qualification, which can be registered with the General Dental Council. MFDS or equivalents are desirable. In some cases, satisfactory completion of a one-month period of pre-programme assessment during September of the year of entry will be required.
Months of entry
This programme aims to:
- provide a higher degree in orthodontics for dental graduates
- prepare students for the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) at one of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons
This programme produces motivated clinician scientists capable of obtaining high clinical standards in an objective manner. The Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) will enable you to develop the ability to design, undertake and apply appropriate research to relevant clinical problems.
Applications for a position on this programme as a specialist trainee in orthodontics will be made through the national recruitment process, which is likely to be advertised in the British Dental Journal.
We will also accept university-based applications from international applicants, followed by shortlisting and interviews of selected candidates.
There are usually eight positions for home students: one each in Taunton, Yeovil, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Exeter, and three opportunities in Bristol/Bath. There is also the opportunity for two overseas students in Bristol/Bath and one overseas student in Bristol/Swindon.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Senior Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
- +44 (0) 117 331 6824