Taught course


University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine

Entry requirements

A primary dental qualification (such as a Bachelor of Dental Surgery), or its international equivalent, plus a minimum of two years' postgraduate experience.

Protecting Vulnerable Groups

All successful applicants will be required to join Disclosure Scotland's Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme before starting the programme. In addition, all applicants who don't live in the UK, or who have spent more than a year abroad, will need to provide equivalent verification from the relevant national authority.

All applicants must also meet our English language requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Specialist Advisory Committee in Orthodontics has approved this degree as part of the training programme in orthodontics. It provides you with a deeper understanding of, and further technical and diagnostic skills in, orthodontics.

It involves a large clinical component as well as your own research project.

You will learn to:

  • diagnose anomalies of the dentition
  • detect development deviations
  • formulate a treatment plan and predict its course
  • evaluate the need for orthodontic treatment
  • carry out treatment using fixed, functional and removable appliances
  • treat adults, orthognathic, surgical cases and cleft-palate patients

In addition to developing your scientific approach, the programme will teach you the psychological aspects of treatment.

Information for international students

To find out about the support offered to international student at Edinburgh from arrival to graduation visit: http://wwww.ad.ac.uk/studying/international

Fees and funding

Visit Scholarships and Student Funding Services at: http://www.ed.ac.uk/student-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written/ formal examinations50
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Professional practice25

Course contact details

Niall McGuinness (Programme Director)
+44 (0) 131 536 3979