• For Entry: January
  • Duration: 36 months
  • School: Dentistry
  • Study Mode: Full Time

The Dental School at the University of Dundee is one of the UK's top Dental schools, and regularly appears in the top rankings for its undergraduate programme. All staff teaching on the programme are specialist orthodontists with experience of post-graduate teaching on University and UK NHS (National Health Service) orthodontics programmes.

TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

MSc Orthodontics

The course is aimed at qualified dentists in the Middle East who wish to specialise in Orthodontics as well as general practice. 

MSc Orthodontics students in Egypt

This course is studied by students based in Egypt but if successful they will be awarded an MSc in Orthodontics by the University of Dundee.

The course is aimed at qualified dentists in the Middle East who wish to specialise in this area. The course will assume no prior knowledge of orthodontics prior to enrolling in the programme.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

The University of Dundee has been given a Gold award – the highest possible rating – in the 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

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TEF Gold - Teaching Excellence Framework

How you will be taught

Teaching will take place in Cairo, Egypt using the facilities of the ASCDE. The programme will run concurrently with a complementary 3 year programme in clinical orthodontic skills which will be delivered and assessed by ASCDE.

How you will be assessed

The course will be taught by a combination of classroom based teaching in Cairo (lectures, seminars, tutorials and discussion groups) which will take place throughout the year. It is planned to deliver intensive face-to-face teaching sessions each month throughout the year. Between these teaching sessions students will complete course work; this self-directed learning will be reviewed and assessed at the following face-to-face sessions.

One-on-one supervision of the dissertation will be by a single tutor.

Students will learn through preparing and delivering oral and written presentations, peer assessments of oral presentations, problem-solving assignments and feedback. Additional student support will be available through ASCDE between teaching sessions and students will have access to teaching materials through the University's VLE (online virtual learning environment).

What you will study

The course takes 3 years to complete. All modules are compulsory.
The modules are:

Year 1

  • Module 1: Craniofacial Growth and Development and the Aetiology of Malocclusion (15 credits)
  • Module 2: Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning (15 credits)
  • Module 3: Orthodontic Treatment mechanics (30 credits)

Year 2

  • Module 4: Tooth movement and biomechanics (15 credits)
  • Module 5: Orthodontic materials and health & safety (15 credits)
  • Module 6: Adult and multidisciplinary treatment (30 credits)

Year 3

  • Module 7: Research methods and dissertation (60 credits)

The course is designed for qualified dentists who wish to specialise in orthodontics as well as general practice. The course (taken in conjunction with the ASCDE partner programme in clinical orthodontic skills ) aims to prepare students for success in the Membership in Orthodontics examination of the UK Royal Colleges.

You must already hold a BDS degree. You must also successfully complete an interview in Cairo. Finally, you should have a commitment to continuing professional development.

 EU and International qualifications

English Language Requirement

IELTS Overall 6.5
Listening 6.0
Reading 6.0
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0

 Equivalent grades from other test providers


English Language Programmes

We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.

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The fees for this programme are £10,500 in total per year. You will be asked to pay £6000 per year to the University of Dundee per year and £4500 per year to the ASCDE.

The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.

 Find out more about fee status

Fee statusFees for students starting 2017/18
Scottish and EU students Not available
Rest of UK students Not available
Overseas students (non-EU) £6,000

Applicants will only be admitted to the programme if they are also selected for the parallel orthodontics clinical residency programme run by the Arab Society for Continuous Dental Education (ASCDE).

Potential applicants for the next intake in 2018 are invited to register their interest in the programme with ASCDE - info@ascde.com

Once you have been registered with ASCDE they will provide you with a link to apply via UKPASS.  The team at ASCDE will assist you in your application through UKPASS.

You need to follow the information regarding how to upload relevant documents to UKPASS when proceeding with your application. UKPASS applications can be completed from May to August each year.

ASCDE will then contact you if you have been selected for interview, which will be held in Cairo.

Register your interest with ASCDE

Course Contact

Professor David Bearn
+44 (0)1382 381725