You should have a universally recognised dental qualification with two years postgraduation (clinical) experience. It is desirable for international students to have obtained MFDS from one of the Royal Colleges.
Months of entry
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.
- Alongside high-level clinical skills, you will gain high-quality research skills that support clinical and research practice.
- You will be eligible to sit for the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
- You will have 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. We have strong collaborations with industrial partners and nearby universities and have our own computer scientist to support research activities.
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.
- Core course
- Basic orthodontic science
- Aetiology of malocclusion
- Orthodontic assessment.
- Classification of malocclusion
- Orthodontic technique
- Risks of orthodontic treatment.
- Multidisciplinary care
- Research practice.
Information for international students
IELTS:overall score 7.0; no sub-test less than 7.0. ibTOEFL: 92; no sub-test less than 22 with Speaking no less than 23. CAE: 185; no sub-test less than 185 CPE: 185; no sub-test less than 185. PTE Academic: 68; minimum 60 in writing
Fees and funding
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions Team