Entry requirements

Please see the course page on the University of Liverpool website for full entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

The Professional Doctorate is a research qualification that contains Professional Skills Training. In addition, the Doctorate prepares candidates for the examinations of surgical Royal College leading to the award of Membership in Orthodontics or further orthodontic qualifications. You should have already passed the FDS/MFDS examination or an equivalent.

This Programme is designed for those who are already a Graduate of Dental Surgery and wish to specialise. This is a 3-year full time Doctorate programme comprising 540 credits. The programme has 120 credits at Level 7 and 60 credits at Level 8 in year one and 360 credits at level 8 in years two and three, totalling 540 credits, therefore making the DDSc a higher degree than a Masters degree. The programme consists of 5 core modules common for all pathways and 5 specialty modules.

What will students learn?

  • Orthodontics
  • Communication skills
  • Patient management skills
  • Preparation for MOrth exam

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • DDSc
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

DDSc Enquiries