Changes to UK national specialist training have made the future of our Orthodontics MSc uncertain in its current form.
The full-time MSc for international students is currently suspended for September 2022 entry.
Further information on the NHS national recruitment for Orthodontics specialty training (part-time MSc for home students) will be available in early 2022.
Our home and international students work closely together in clinics and the academic environment. The home student programme (UK/EU) runs alongside our NHS Specialist Registrar Clinical Training. We have an international reputation and membership of the Northern Universities Consortium. This ensures that the most skilled UK orthodontic teachers will tutor you.
The Orthodontics MSc has a September intake every three years.
The School’s Centre for Oral Health Research (COHR) is where most of our research activity takes place. COHR has a particular focus on understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms and translating these into clinical settings. Evaluation of clinical, community and economic strategies to improve public health and inform a wider health agenda is a central research theme.
It is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills required to complement your clinical training and we aim to provide:
- knowledge to support the clinical treatment of orthodontic cases, including simple and complex cases appropriate for specialist practitioner level
- an evidence base for orthodontics and the skills required to appraise the evidence base
- applied research within orthodontics
The course provides theoretical teaching to support the development of an orthodontic specialist. We provide a comprehensive seminar programme incorporating the theoretical and diagnostic elements of specialist knowledge. You'll also have the opportunity to carry out a research project allied to our research strategy.
Our course includes:
- normal and abnormal development of the dentition
- tooth movement and facial orthopaedics
- orthodontic materials and biomechanics
- airway, craniofacial development and malocclusion
- diagnostic procedures
- biological sciences relevant to orthodontics
- an overview of multidisciplinary orthodontics
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How you'll learn
Our teaching methods include:
- case seminars
- journal club
- research sessions
Additional learning and teaching opportunities are also available through the Northern Universities Consortium (NUC).
Some of the seminars are held at peripheral hospitals across the region, eg:
The majority of NUC days are not held in Newcastle and you'll have to make your own travel arrangements.
Depending on your modules, you'll be assessed through a combination of:
- Professional skills assessments
- Oral examination
- Oral presentation
- Written examination
- Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
The aim of the research component is to expose you to the principles and practicalities of performing dental research. Projects range from:
- laboratory studies
- analysis of new data sets
- systematic reviews
- short term clinical studies
Research projects are identified and allocated during the first term. By the end of the first year you'll have completed your first draft of your literature review and have established your methodology. More time is available for research during the second and third years, with the dissertation handed in at the end of January of the third year. You'll be encouraged to publish your research work in scientific journals.
Your teaching and learning is also supported by Canvas. Canvas is a Virtual Learning Environment. You'll use Canvas to submit your assignments and access your:
Throughout your studies, you’ll have access to support from:
- our University Student Services Team
You'll also be assigned an academic member of staff. They will be your personal tutor throughout your time with us. They can help with academic and personal issues.
The course is 36 months. For NHS Registrars, who may undertake their clinical work elsewhere, attendance is required on a Thursday and Friday each week. International students are enrolled on a full-time programme including clinical practice and are required to attend daily throughout term time.
The course, based in our School of Dental Sciences, has been running for two decades and we have a good national reputation. Our graduates have gone on to work in:
- prestigious practices
- senior academic posts
- hospital consultant positions
Our Careers Service
Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.
Quality and ranking
All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body
From 1 January 2021 there is an update to the way professional qualifications are recognised by countries outside of the UK
The School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle is one of the most modern and best equipped in the country, occupying a spacious, purpose-built facility. The school is in the same building as the dental hospital. This is adjacent to the medical school and Royal Victoria Infirmary teaching hospital. It forms one of the largest integrated teaching and hospital complexes in the country.
Our facilities include:
- a cone beam CT scanner and implant planning software, used extensively for patients treated on our implant programmes
- in-house production laboratories providing excellent learning opportunities around clinician-technician communication
- excellent library and computing facilities on-site.
- research laboratories in oral biology, anthropology and dental materials science
- a dedicated clinical research facility offering clinical training and research opportunities of the highest international standard
Find out about our dental laboratory facilities and dental clinical research facility on the Centre for Oral Health Research website.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees for 2022 entry (per year)
If your studies last longer than one year, your tuition fee may increase in line with inflation.
Depending on your residency history, if you’re a student from the EU, other EEA or a Swiss national, with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you’ll normally pay the ‘Home’ tuition fee rate and may be eligible for Student Finance England support.
EU students without settled or pre-settled status will normally be charged fees at the ‘International’ rate and will not be eligible for Student Finance England support.
If you are unsure of your fee status, check out the latest guidance here.
We support our EU and international students by providing a generous range of Vice-Chancellor's automatic and merit-based scholarships. See our searchable postgraduate funding page for more information.
What you're paying for
Tuition fees include the costs of:
- tuition (or supervision)
- library access
Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.
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- additional costs
- living costs
- tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts
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The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.
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