2020 start


School of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Advance your career in orthodontics with our MClinDent. You'll develop an evidence-based, critical approach to this specialism and to general clinical dentistry.
Clinical Dentistry postgraduate

Course description

This course is closed to 2020 applications.

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.

The course includes all the features of the first two years of the Curriculum and Specialist Training Programme in Orthodontics approved by the UK General Dental Council.

Once you've graduated, you’ll be able to diagnose and manage most conditions related to orthodontics, and understand the role of orthodontics in developing a comprehensive treatment strategy and plan for an individual patient. You’ll also be able to demonstrate critical appraisal skills when evaluating information in dental literature.

The flexible modular structure means the course meets a wide range of student needs.

Additional costs

The following costs aren't included in your course fees:

  • dissertation binding
  • essential textbooks
  • postgraduate membership of the British Orthodontic Society , and all registration, travel and accommodation expenses for this
  • registration, travel and accommodation expenses for any external conferences and meetings
  • examination fees and related expenses for the MOrth examination (if you decide to sit this)

Information about applying

Places at Sheffield for UK nationals are appointed through the UK national recruitment process.

There is currently no entry to either the MClinDent or DClinDent Orthodontic programmes for September 2020 entry. We will confirm details of when applications open in the future.


Core modules

  • Principles of Clinical Orthodontics I
  • Principles of Clinical Orthodontics II
  • Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry
  • Principles of Clinical Management
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Orthodontic Case Studies
  • Dissertation


Lectures, tutorials, seminars, online learning, 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.


2 years full-time

Entry requirements

You need a primary university dental degree from a recognised 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.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each component, or equivalent.


This course starting in 2020 is now closed to new applications.

If you have have any questions, please contact the department.


+44 114 215 9318 or +44 114 215 9319

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.