Orthodontics, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
  • 39780
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
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.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding



  • 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.

Orthodontics 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.


Academic 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.


As 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 King’s 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.

Programme Structure

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

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

  • Clinical Orthodontics - Required
  • Orthodontics Clinical - Required
  • Orthodontics Research - Required
  • Science of Orthodontics - Required

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Credits (ECTS)
    90 ECTS
  • Credits
  • Duration full-time 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Full-time

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Academic Requirements

General entry advice

  • 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.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 39780 International
  • GBP 11670 EEA
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