Develop and understand what is needed in modern orthodontics and its scope for use in primary care dental practice.
Our established Master's programme is informed by evidenced based dentistry and provides academic, practical and clinical teaching in the key elements of orthodontics from a range of practising experts.
Students will develop a comprehensive understanding of orthodontic biomechanics and the the latest treatment modalities, thorough case assessment, diagnosis and treatment planning expertise.
The modular nature of the scheme allows GDPs to pursue a flexible pathway over a period suited to individual requirements and circumstances.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
I have been carrying out simple removable and fixed orthodontic treatment for the last three 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 and 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
Thanks all for another excellent training day up north! As GDPs 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! Thanks again for the opportunity... great course... lovely town!
Christian Gollings, Certificate Year, Orthodontics
Siobhan Flood/Katie Robertson
Course title: Orthodontics
Duration: 3-8 years part-time
Study mode: Part-time
Course Director: Dr Richard Cure
Location of Study: University of Warwick and Leamington Spa
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.
- Complete an application form online
- You will need to pay an application fee of £50.