M.Sc. Orthodontics

King's College London

Application deadline: 31 December
Tuition fee:
  • € 13,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 44,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: October  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 36 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Academic and practical teaching covering all aspects of orthodontic diagnosis and care including normal development; growth modifications; fixed appliances and the biological principles of orthodontic tooth movement. Participation in related research programmes, including: laboratory materials investigations; clinical studies and biological investigations. University of Malta joint degree option.

KEY BENEFITS * The sole means of specialist training in orthodontics.
* Includes formal teacher training to allow the you to qualify with a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice, requires that you are exposed to teaching scenarios and undergraduate orthodontic teaching.
* e-Learning material developed to create a learning resource that can be accessed from outside the campus to supplement your education.

PURPOSEOrthodontics is for dentists on a three-year Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) - approved training programme in orthodontics preparing for the MOrth examination of one of the Surgical Royal Colleges, or the Maltese equivalent. To provide a sound academic basis for orthodontic practice.

DESCRIPTIONAcademic and practical teaching that covers: all aspects of orthodontics diagnosis and care including normal development; growth modification; fixed, functional and retaining applicances and the biological principles of orthodontic tooth movement as well as multidisciplinary treatment involving orthognathic surgery and restorative dentistry. Participation in the related research programmes, including: laboratory materials investigations; clinical studies and biological investigations. Complies with the principles of Erasmus and supports the European Union directives on specialisation in orthodontics. For UK candidates, prepares you for the MOrth of one of the Royal Surgical Colleges.

EXTRA PROGRAMME INFORMATIONAs we are seeking to identify your suitability for this clinical environment, we expect our interviewees to adopt the dress code required of clinical dental students at King's. Further information will be given should you choose to apply. Entry to the programme is strictly dependent upon occupational health clearance that you are able to conduct exposure prone procedures (EPPs) before you start clinical work.
This will assess your hepatitis B surface antigen and hepatitis C antibody status, HIV and TB status following the completion of a health questionnaire and a further health check before or at enrolment. If offered a place on the course, overseas students are advised to be tested locally and send the results of these checks with the questionnaire, prior to a separate full test in the UK at the College's Occupational Health Department before term begins. All offers of a place on a programme are made subject to a satisfactory criminal conviction disclosure. If you are from overseas or have never lived in the UK before, you should contact the relevant authorities in your home country to arrange for the equivalent check to be conducted and/or a certificate of good conduct to be issued.
NHS Hospital Trusts
The clinical component of the course may include sessions at some of the following hospital trusts. This is a unique aspect of the training on this course at Kings College London and provides the students with the opportunity for a very wide-based clinical experience. All departments have been visited as part of Quality Assurance of the university.


STRUCTURE OVERVIEW Core programme content * Part 1: Science of Orthodontics;
* Part 2: Clinical Orthodontics;
* Part 3: Orthodontics Clinical;
* Part 4: Orthodontics Research.

FORMAT AND ASSESSMENT Modular programme consisting of 180 credits, plus an additional 300 credits of non-modular supervised clinical work and, for KCL Candidates, a further 60 credits compromising the Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice are offered to those students whose academic progress is appropriate. Modules are grouped into three distinct types: 1) Two taught modules, covering the scientific and clinical basis of orthodontics assessed by written examination; 2) One clinical module, involving supervised clinical practice and examined by a mixture of case studies on treated and unseen patients, practical, or oral examinations; 3) One research module, involving the submission of a research project report including a literature review, with an oral examination.

- Typical MSc Orthodontics examination questions can be found here
- Sample term time essay questions can be found here

MODULES More information on typical programme modules.
NB it cannot be guaranteed that all modules are offered in any particular academic year. Clinical Orthodontics - Required Orthodontics Clinical - Required Orthodontics Research - Required Science of Orthodontics - Required


All applicants: a dental qualification plus at least two years post-qualification experience. EU applicants will normally need to satisfy any additional specialist training requirements. For UK applicants FDS, MFDS or MJDF is desirable.

English Language Requirements

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Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IELTS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

200 (Grade A)

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