University of Bristol


This three-year, full-time programme aims to: - provide a higher degree in orthodontics for dental graduates - prepare students for the Membership in Orthodontics (MOrth) at one of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons This programme produces motivated clinician scientists capable of obtaining high clinical standards in an objective manner. The Doctorate in Dental Surgery (DDS) will enable you to develop the ability to design, undertake and apply appropriate research to relevant clinical problems. Applications for a position on this programme as a specialist trainee in orthodontics will be made through the national recruitment process, which is likely to be advertised in the British Dental Journal. We will also accept university-based applications from international applicants, followed by shortlisting and interviews of selected candidates. There are usually eight positions for home students: one each in Taunton, Yeovil, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Exeter, and three opportunities in Bristol/Bath. There is also the opportunity for three overseas students in Bristol/Bath. The programme is broadly divided between academic modules, treatment of patients under close supervision and a research project.

Entry requirements

DDS: BDS or equivalent qualification, which can be registered with the General Dental Council. MFDS or equivalents are desirable. In some cases, satisfactory completion of a one-month period of pre-programme assessment during September of the year of entry will be required. See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DDS Full-time 14,000 per Year 1 (Channel Islands) 3 Years
DDS Full-time 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 3 Years
DDS Full-time 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 3 Years
DDS Full-time 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 3 Years
DDS Full-time 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 3 Years
DDS Full-time 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 3 Years
DDS Full-time 37,000 per Year 1 (International) 3 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site BS8 1TH South West

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