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5009f - Orthodontics MSc

Orthodontics MSc

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Our course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to become an orthodontic specialist.

Course suspension

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. 

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

Your development

Clinical work

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.

Your future

Graduate destinations

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.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body


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)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

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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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2022 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

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Open days and events

You'll have a number of opportunities to meet us throughout the year including:

  • Campus tours
  • On-campus open days
  • Virtual open days
  • Webinars

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We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

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Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Postgraduate Teaching and Learning Assistant
School of Dental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 7631



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