Dentistry research degrees

An overview of our postgraduate research in dentistry and entry requirements for PhDs and other research degrees.

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The University of Dundee’s School of Dentistry, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Public Health Issues on Congenital Anomalies and Technology Transfer, has an established reputation in the quality of its dental research and the delivery of research degrees.

At present, over half of our research postgraduate students are from overseas countries such as the Middle East, Egypt, Trinidad and Brazil and the major attraction is our expertise in a number of fields including dental public health / health services, cariology and craniofacial anomalies. Students have come with a range of funding including research councils, scholarships and sponsorship from their host countries.

The duration of our higher degrees programmes is normally 1 year full time for a Masters degree and 3 years full time for a doctorate (PhD). However, alongside these studies, a minority of students may avail themselves of clinical experience or training in extended programmes (4 or 5 year duration).  There are also laboratory based projects in dental materials, molecular biology and tissue engineering available.

Entry requirements

You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.

English language requirements

Non-clinical research

IELTS (overall) Reading Listening Speaking Writing
6.5 5.5 5.5 5.5 6.0

Clinical research

IELTS (overall) Reading Listening Speaking Writing
7.0 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5

We also accept other English language qualifications

You do not need to prove your knowledge of English if you are a national of certain countries.

Don't meet the English language requirements?

English language programmes

Prepare for university study and benefit from extra English tuition with an English language programme.

Apply for a research degree

You can apply for a PhD or other postgraduate research degree using our Direct Application System.

We have three start dates per academic year.

PhD Dentistry (with clinical component) 4 years

PhD Dentistry (with clinical component) (part time)

PhD Dentistry (with clinical component) 5 years

PhD Dentistry (non-clinical)

PhD Dentistry (non-clinical) (part time)

MDSc Dentistry (non-clinical)

MDSc Dentistry (non-clinical) (part-time)

Dentistry (non-graduating) (research)

See also: Dentistry (Professional Doctorate) DProf

The University of Dundee welcomes applications from disabled students.