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M.Sc. in Orthodontics joint with King's College London
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Joint M.Sc. Degree with King's College London for graduates interested in Orthodontics


King’s College London has developed an integrated educational programme with the University of Malta. Candidates on this programme will spend the majority of time in Malta providing care at the newly provided clinical facility and integrate this with the framework of KCL specialist training. The next course is due to start in October 2016. International applicants may seek further information and assistance from the International Office.

The University of Malta does not deal with issues regarding degree recognition and registration. For information, please contact the Registrar, Medical Council of Malta.

Admission Requirements:

Applicants will be selected by interview. A primary dental qualification (BChD or equivalent) plus at least two years’ post-qualification experience is necessary and applicants must demonstrate a focused interest in Orthodontics.

Applicants must satisfy the English Language requirements for both Universities:

University of Malta 

Kings College London



The fees are those set by King's College London for International students and are quoted on the MSc Orthodontics webpage below:



The fees are those set by King's College London for International students and are quoted on the MSc Orthodontics webpage below: Applications are made through the King's College portal, which gives more information regarding entry requirements as they are not open yet. They are expected to do so either in late 2017 or early 2018. 

You are advised to visit the King's College webpage regularly to check the status:


Entry to Malta requires an EU Schengen visa. Entry to the UK will require a separate study visa, for more information contact the King's College Admissions Office:

King's Admissions Office
7th Floor
James Clerk Maxwell Building
57 Waterloo Road
SE1 8WA 


Distinctive Features 

In a typical three year training the introductory programmes at the start of the course will be held at KCL Dental Institute.

The delivery of the academic education will be through the local staff in Malta and electronic links with KCL.

The students will also attend King’s at two other times in preparation for the examinations.

Fees are those of King’s College London and allow access to all electronic libraries of KCL.

Suitable supervisors are appointed at both universities, with regular meetings between the students and the supervisors.

The students will have access to KLI for preparation of a Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice for teaching.

Subject Knowledge And Understanding

The aim is to produce a dentist proficient and skilful in Orthodontics, i.e. a highly knowledgeable professional in Orthodontics at Master’s level. Subsidiary aims are to develop an appreciation of the need for lifelong learning and the need to apply advances in relevant knowledge. 

The Programme

The three-year programme is mainly taught, comprising of:

a) Didactic lectures, tutorials and timed assignments

b) Clinical sessions where students carry out treatment of patients under expert supervision

c) A Master's thesis.

Attendance is full-time, five days a week, with an equivalent of 90 ECTS over the three years.

The programme provides a knowledge and understanding of the following subjects which are relevant to Orthodontics:

Biomedical sciences

Radiological science

Materials science


Scientific basis of Orthodontics

Patient management

Human disease

Research methodology

Professional responsibility

By the end of the course, the trainee will have had sufficient training and experience to satisfy EU requirements for Specialist Registration in Orthodontics (Directive EU 78/686/EEG).


Registration will normally be on a full-time basis.

The training is recognised by the Medical Council of Malta and within the European Union as that required for specialist registration in Orthodontics.

The course is recognised to allow the candidates to sit either of the Membership in Orthodontic examinations of the Royal College of Surgeons.

Further information:

Please contact:

Professor Martyn Cobourne 

Head of Orthodontics

King's College London Dental Institute


Dr Simon Camilleri 

Senior Lecturer

Physiology and Biochemistry

Faculty of Medicine and Surgery 

Biomedical Sciences Building

University of Malta


Tel: 2340 2288


January-February 2018 Examinations Timetable
The January-February 2018 Examinations Timetable can be downloaded from here.
Occupational Health Protocol October 2017

This document is applicable for courses commencing in October 2017.  

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Last Updated: 20 September 2017

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