Entry requirements

You should have a universally recognised dental qualification with two years' postgraduation clinical experience. It is essential for students to have obtained Part 1 MFDS, MJDF or M.Orth and, preferably, Part 2 MFDS or MJDF from one of the Royal Colleges.

Months of entry


Course content

This taught Doctorate provides training for graduates in orthodontics. It produces good clinicians but also good scientists, promoting high-quality clinical, academic and research standards within a supportive environment making it an ideal place for studying orthodontics. Applications are now closed for September 2016 entry.

Why Glasgow

  • Alongside high-level clinical skills, you will gain high-quality research skills that support clinical and research practice when studying this orthodontics degree.
  • You will be eligible to sit for the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
  • The Orthodontics MSc will provide the opportunity to attend all postgraduate lectures in the Dental School which includes invited speakers from the Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons in Glasgow and from dental companies.
  • The Dental School has the latest 3D & 4D imaging equipment, a 3D laser scanner, 3D projection system and 3D printer; perfect for studying orthodontics. We have strong collaborations with industrial partners and nearby universities and have our own computer scientist to support orthodontics research activities.

Programme Structure

The programme is full-time (46 weeks per year) over three years. About half of the time is spent on clinical placement with the rest divided between academic coursework, research work and personal study.

All courses are compulsory.

Year one

  • Core course
  • Basic orthodontic science
  • Aetiology of malocclusion
  • Orthodontic assessment.

Year two

  • Classification of malocclusion
  • Orthodontic technique
  • Risks of orthodontic treatment.

Year three

  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Research practice.

Information for international students

Please see the English language requirements and the international page.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months

Course contact details