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Full time


36 months

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Qualification type

DDSc - Doctorate of Dental Science

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Course Summary


This programme fulfils the need for dental practitioners to have access to a higher dental degree which provides advanced clinical training Orthodontics.

The Professional Doctorate is a research qualification that contains Professional Skills Training. This qualification is currently offered in Orthodontics, with the first annual intake enrolled in October 2008. In addition the Doctorate prepares candidates for the examinations of surgical Royal Colleges leading to the award of Membership in Orthodontics or further orthodontic qualifications. Applicants should already have passed the FDS/ MFDS examination or an equivalent. Funded specialist trainee appointments are competitively available to appropriately qualified candidates on this programme with application through the national recruitment process.

Why School of Dentistry?

Excellent facilities and equipment

A recent £6m investment programme's dramatically upgraded our teaching and research facilities, and created additional postgraduate places.

Here are some of the key features:-

  • New sedation and oral surgery suites
  • State-of-the-art training facilities
  • New tutorial rooms
  • Enhanced patient facilities
  • New research laboratories, closely integrated with clinical areas and featuring extensive, state-of-the-art equipment

Career prospects

Career Opportunities for DDSc Orthodontic graduates mainly consist of:

  • Specialist Orthodontic Practice - orthodontist
  • Hospital Orthodontist or Consultant
  • University - Clinical academic


To acquire the knowledge of dental materials that will inform clinical decisions of appliance selection and adjustment. To develop the knowledge and skill to use a range of fixed and removable orthodontic appliances.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

It is expected that applicants should be one of the following: Graduates in Dental Surgery of this University; Graduates with a dental first degree from another approved university, which is recognised by the General Dental Council; Graduates with a dental first degree from another approved university, which is not recognised by the General Dental Council. Other Requirements - 2 year post qualification relevant clinical experience; MFDS/MJDF or an equivalent.

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