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Develop and understand what is needed in modern orthodontics and its scope for use in primary care dental practice.

Students will receive tutoring from a wide range of experts in the field of Orthodontics.

Our modular scheme allows GDPs to pursue a flexible pathway over a period suited to individual requirements and circumstances

Who is the course for?

The programme is suitable for dentists who wish to develop their interest in Orthodontics and/or who wish to develop a special interest in orthodontics

Course content:

Induction Certificate stage Diploma stage MSc stage
Online induction Principles of Orthodontic Dentistry (MD947) 60 CATS Clinical Practice in Orthodontic Dentistry (MD949) (60 CATS) Multidisciplinary Treatment and Orthodontic Force Systems (MD948) 20 CATS
Attendance at induction/welcome event.     Professional Project (MD955) 40 CATS

Entry requirements:

The essential entry requirements for dentists are enthusiasm, strong determination and a desire to study at Masters level to further professional development. If you have these qualities then this type of programme is for you. Students are also expected to;

  • Hold a license to practise dentistry (BDS or LDS or international equivalent)
  • Be a current member of the General Dental Council or international equivalent for overseas candidates
  • Have their own indemnity insurance for practising dentistry
  • Normally have completed one year post-qualification, which may be Dental Foundation Training where appropriate

If your first language is not English, you must have completed an English language test in advance. We require:

  • IELTS score of at least 6.5 overall (with 6.5 in the reading and writing components)
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English) score of 55

If you have scored below this, you may be offered pre-sessional English language at the University.

Teaching methods:

Much of our teaching is carried out in our regional teaching centre in Royal Leamington Spa

We use a wide variety of educational tools, including a hands-on typodont session in our clinical skills laboratory

Receive tutoring from a wide range of experts in the field of Orthodontics

Receive support to think creatively and independently, to solve problems, to exercise judgment, and to communicate clearly and effectively with patients and colleagues

Our lecturing team have vast experience in all clinical treatment modalities, including self-ligation mechanics such as The Damon system, lingual appliances, and the Invisalign appliance.

Additional information:

Alternative Study Options
You can gain a Postgraduate Certificate (60) CATS, a Postgraduate Diploma (120 CATS), or go on to complete the full MSc (180 CATS). Contact us for further information.

Student opinion:

I have been carrying out Simple Removable and Fixed Orthodontic treatment for the last 3 years with just my undergraduate knowledge and some supervision from a consultant. I was glad to find a part time course in orthodontics that fits very well around my busy schedule of running my practice without making a noticeable dent on my finances.
The knowledge I have gained in this first year of the course has already had a positive effect on my diagnosis & treatment planning skills and I am much more confident and enjoying dentistry again. It is a great relief to know that any needed advice is just an email or telephone call away. Can't wait for year 2 and 3!"
Preshaan Sitlu, Certificate Year, Orthodontics

Student opinion:

Thanks all for another excellent training day up North! It is commendable the in-roads you are all making into the accessibility of specialist training for the GDP.After spending 6 years building up a great private practice on the south coast, the last thing I would want to do is leave it for a few years! As GDP's we have built up excellent communication skills both clinical and non-clinical, have a depth of experience in all disciplines, and have a thirst for knowledge to improve our clinical ability! We surely should be good candidates for an MSc.On this ortho course, I am definitely wearing 'L' plates compared to other candidates! It was good of you to pick up on that, but currently I am happy rubbing shoulders with those playing off a lower handicap! It is obviously important that they feel the same way... there's nothing worse than teeing off with a couple of bandits! I am filling out the MSc application in hope that when I return from a few weeks in the French Alps, I will have a profound motivation to write 12,000 words in the next 12 months! Thanks again for the opportunity... great course... lovely town! See you again in September."
Christian Gollings, Certificate Year, Orthodontics

Key Facts


Bhupinder Kaur

Tel: 02476 150674

Course Director:

Richard Cure

Course title: Orthodontics

Qualifications: MSc

Duration: 3-8 years part-time

Study mode: Part-time

Course Director: Dr Richard Cure

Location of Study: University of Warwick and Leamington Spa

Course flyer (PDF Document)



How to apply:

Please note: Applications for courses close on 31 August for UK/EU applicants and 31 July for all other applicants. Applications received after these dates will be transferred to the next course.

Application process:

  1. Complete an application form online
  2. You will need to pay an application fee of £50.