The University of Sheffield
Prospective postgraduates

MClinDent Orthodontics

The deadline for 2014 applications has now passed.

Archana Singh, postgraduate in the School of Clinical Dentistry

Key facts

  • School of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health
  • 2 years full-time

Fees and funding

Financial information for postgraduate taught courses

Entry requirements

You need a primary university dental degree from an approved institution, and a minimum of two years’ post-qualification clinical experience. You must also meet our health and Disclosure and Barring Service requirements for clinical courses.

You must also meet our health and Disclosure and Barring Service requirements for clinical courses

English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students

Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our courses, contact Alice Firth:

T: +44 (0)114 271 7884

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About the course

This course teaches the academic and clinical skills you need to practise orthodontics. You’ll develop an evidence-based, critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry. A focus on research skills will give you the confidence to complete future clinical or laboratory-based research programmes

Core modules

  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Principles of Clinical Management
  • Current Concepts in Dentistry
  • Principles of Clinical Orthodontics I and II
  • Orthodontic Case Studies
  • Orthodontic Clinical Practice
  • Orthodontic Dissertation


  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Demonstrations
  • Clinical sessions
  • Laboratory and typodont exercises
  • Working with a number of patients, you'll get extensive practical clinical experience in the use of fixed, removable and functional appliances


  • Continuous assessment
  • Final examination with clinical and academic components
  • Dissertation based on research project
  • Presentation of selected patient records

Health clearance

If you're starting a course that involves exposure to human blood or other body fluids and tissues, you must conform to the national guidelines for the protection of patients, health care workers and students.

Before admission to a clinical course you will need to achieve a satisfactory level of Hepatitis B immunity. You'll be tested for Hepatitis C and HIV when you start. If you are found to be Hepatitis C antibody positive or an infectious carrier of HIV, then you won't be able to continue.

If you have serious health problems, or know that you are infected with Hepatitis

B, C or HIV, you must tell us on your application form. We assess all potential students with significant health problems.

Our immunisation requirements are constantly being reviewed to ensure we meet with current Department of Health guidance. You need to comply with these if you are offered a place. You'll get more information when you apply, but if you have any questions on health clearance issues, please get in touch.

Your career

We offer clinical and non-clinical courses that will further your career and develop your interests. Many of our graduates go on to specialist dental practice, hospital practice or academic posts. Our established outduction programme will support you when you graduate, helping you to compete in an international job market.

World-leading dental school

Our internationally recognised oral and dental research has two themes: 'Person Centred' and 'Basic and Applied'. Each theme has three research groups: Bioengineering and Health Technologies, Person Centred and Population Oral Health Research, and Integrated Bioscience. Together these groups push boundaries, making us one of the leading research centres in the country.

This research supports our blended approach to learning. Your course will make the most of virtual learning environments and advanced practical sessions, as well as traditional lectures and seminars.


You'll complete your clinical training in Sheffield's Charles Clifford Dental Hospital, part of the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. There are 150 dental units with modern facilities for treatment under sedation, a well-equipped dental radiography department, oral pathology laboratories and a hospital dental production laboratory.

We also have purpose-built research and service laboratories and equipment. There's a core facility for cell and tissue culture and labs for microbiology, electron microscopy, histology, histochemistry and immuno-cytochemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, proteomics and materials science.

Criminal Records Bureau and Independent Safeguarding Authority

If you apply for one of our clinical courses, you'll need a satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) Enhanced Disclosure. You'll also need to register on the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) with the Independent Safeguarding Authority.

If you do have any criminal convictions or cautions (including verbal cautions) and bind-over orders, please tell us about them on your application form. You'll get more information on the CRB and VBS when you apply.

Local NHS policies and procedures

If you apply for one of our clinical courses, you'll be undertaking clinical training in the local NHS Foundation Trust's Dental Hospital. You must comply with their policies and procedures which include the Department of Health policy on being 'bare below the elbow'.

Policies and procedures

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our

Postgraduate Online application form