Orthodontics MSc


Fees per academic year 2014-15

UK and EU: part time £8,500
International: part time fees

Please refer to our Tuition Fees section for information about fees and fee discounts.

36 months programme for NHS Specialty Registrar (StRs) comprising a part-time MSc and a compulsory clinical training component provided through the NHS.

Programme Overview

The programme, which has been running successfully for over 15 years, complies with the UK standards for specialist training in orthodontics as assessed by the SAC of the Royal Colleges. On successful completion of training, you will have achieved the academic standards and clinical experience required for the MOrth exams of the UK Royal Colleges.

The MSc provides the theoretical background and knowledge required for orthodontic practice and the compulsory clinical programme provides the clinical experience in diagnosis, patient treatment and management.

The MSc consists of a series of tutorials, seminars, practical classes and diagnostic exercises, timetabled on the current basis of two days per week in the first two years and one day a week in the final year of the training programme. You will submit a dissertation based on a research project in the third year of study.

The clinical component of the StR training programme is located in the Newcastle Dental Hospital or Regional Hospitals. The treatment of patients is supervised by the consultant orthodontists in those hospitals.

All students are provided with one-to-one nurse support, all necessary instruments, materials and access to orthodontic laboratories.

An annual travel grant is provided to enable students to participate in the Northern Universities Consortium for orthodontic teaching. This collaboration enables you to experience teaching from a wide base of clinical academics, many of whom are leaders in their field.

Find out more detailed programme information.

+Entrance Requirements

A limited number of places are available to applicants employed by the NHS.

Applicants must have: a dental degree from a course lasting five years which will enable full registration with the UK General Dental Council (GDC); two years' General Professional Training or equivalent (as approved by the JCSTD Equivalence Committee); MFDS or equivalent (as approved by the JCSTD Equivalence Committee); and the required immunisation against blood-borne viral disease including not having any disease which would constitute a hazard to patients.

Please note: students on the EU/UK NHS SpR programme are allocated National Training Numbers by the postgraduate deanery and are eligible for registration on the GDC specialist list in orthodontics on completion of the programme and passing the appropriate Royal College examination.

Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.

+Scholarships and Other Sources of Funding

EU/UK NHS SpR candidates are employed as Specialist Registrars in fully funded NHS posts. No other bursaries or funding are offered.

The MSc is a self-funded programme. On acceptance of an offer, you will be required to pay a non-returnable deposit (offset against your first year’s fees when you register) in order to secure a place on the programme.

More information on scholarships, studentships, bursaries and other funding is available from our database.

+How to Apply

The EU/UK NHS Specialist Registrar posts are advertised in the British Dental Journal, in February/March of the year of entry.

Applicants must apply through the national recruitment for Orthodontics Specialty Registrar (StR) training via the London Deanery website. Following appointment, applicants apply for the MSc via the University’s online application form.

+Further Information

For further information please contact:
The School of Dental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8140
E-mail: dentpgt-enquiries@ncl.ac.uk

Subject Overview

This programme is within the subject area of Dentistry and Dental Sciences.