University of Dundee Orthodontics MSc


ASCDE (The arab society for continuous dental education) is a host for the University of Dundee Orthodontics MSc degree, the 3 year master program is entirely taught by university of Dundee professors; traveling from Dundee each month to lecture in the egyptian facilities. Under supervision of Egyptian professors, the second component of the MSc Program is the clinical training, students will perform complete orthodontics treatments on more than 30 patients on a 3 days per week schedule. All which fullfils the MOrtho examination requirements of the Royal colleges.


why university of dundee?

University of Dundee has been top ranked in several listings and received numerous rewards, including being first in the guardian ranking of 2015, ranked 123rd in top 200 “most universal” universities according to Times and ranked 185th in the world. It’s also the first in biological sciences in UK. According to the national student survey it’s the first in Scotland and 15th of uk.

The university is also ranked in world’s top 100 tor life sciences and medicine and world’s top 100 tor art and design and biological sciences and education.

The university of Dundee history of achievements has attracted several respected public personalities and the royal family of UK itself, including receiving the Queen’s Anniversary Prize.

Why Dundee’s Orthodontics MSc?


dentists has joined the MSc so far from several countries such as Egypt, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Sudan, Jordan and Yemen.

The MSc in orthodontics is a comprehensive 3 year program for all dentists who wish to specialize in this discipline. Working closely with the egyptian counterparts, lecturers from Dundee travel to Cairo on monthly basis  to  teach  the  planned  three-year  program.
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.
Parallel with the University’s taught program, participating dentists would also undertake orthodontics skill training at the clinical facilities where patients receive treatment under the supervision of its own teaching staff and professors from several respected egyptian universities.

How is this international program applied in Egypt?

“off shore” or “flying faculty” learning method is the framework for running the degree in Egypt, being strictly an international program with the curriculum, instructors and layout completely done by university of dundee with the responsibilities of ASCDE being a host for the clinical residency part and the lectures. Applicants are provided full access to all of university of Dundee off-campus services including My Dundee access.

Graduation for the MSc holders is done at university of dundee graduation ceremony and students visit university of dundee for a summer course. Discussion of the MSc thesis is also done in the university.

Program Details


Monthly visit for three years (2 to 3 days), the whole syllabus is covered just by british tutors. Includes 7 modules:

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)

Exams are done after each Module, If successful, you will awarded a MSc Degree in University of Dundee graduation ceremony in Scotland.

How to apply?

Below are the steps of admission to university of Dundee orthodontics MSc:

Required documents

  • Passport scan
  • 2 personal photos
  • Grade scale (original and a copy)
  • Graduation certificate (copy)
  • Academic IELTS results (your score has to be more than 6.5 total, with each component being more than 6)


  • Fill the registration form on ASCDE website
  • Fill the admission form on UKPass website (you have to completely submit your application)


Cohort Total Fees First installment (before december) Second installment (before june)
2018 cohort 11500 GBP 6000 GBP 5500 GBP
2019 cohort TBA TBA TBA

Payment Terms

  • Fees applies for both egyptians and non-egyptians. First installment can be paid in increments before the deadline, and can be paid by 3 methods: 1) wire transfer 2) Western Union transfer 3) online payment using credit card (in this case only, payment will be done in the local currency)
  • Accommodation fees are included during visits to the university, traveling fees (flights booking) is the responsibility of the participant.
  • A total fees of 1000 GBP are to paid as a downpayment (before interview), downpayment is non-refundable unless your application has been refused by the university, application fees can be paid in EGP and are included in the total fees.

Step by Step how to register:


An interview with the applicant is conducted by Prof. David Bearn at the end of August.


Arranged alphabetically
David R Bearn

Professor of Orthodontics/Associate Dean for Internationalisation

David Bearn is Professor of Orthodontics at the University of Dundee.

He trained in Sheffield, then undertook his specialty orthodontic training in Newcastle and Carlisle before moving to Manchester where he completed his PhD in cleft lip and palate treatment outcomes.

His current research interests are in RCTs of orthodontic treatment, with particular reference to self-ligating systems and micro-implants.

He is Co-Director of Tayside Clinical Trials Unit and has 4 multi-centre RCTs currently active in addition to local single site trials.


Grant McIntyre

Training Programme Director for Orthodontics, University of Dundee

Grant McIntyre BDS (Glasg), FDS RCPS (Glasg), MOrth RCS (Edin), PhD (Dund), FDS(Orth) RCPS (Glasg), FDS RCS (Edin), FHEA graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1993 and during a range of general dental practice and junior hospital posts in North-West England and the West of Scotland, undertook the FDS diploma at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow. During specialty training in Tayside, he completed the MOrth diploma at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and simultaneously undertook a PhD at the University of Dundee.


Richard Cure

Clinical Director Orthodontics, University of Warwick

Richard established and runs a multi-surgery Specialist Orthodontic Practice in Leamington Spa and has previously held an Associate Specialist hospital post in provision of Cleft Lip and Palate care. He was granted a Winston Churchill Travel Fellowship in 1994 in recognition of his research work into the Management of patients with Cleft Lip and Palate. This research took him to treatment centres in Scandinavia, North America and the Far East.

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