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.
You should have an honours degree at 2.1 or above, and/or a Masters degree in a relevant discipline.
English Language Requirement: Non-Clinical Research - IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in any other component, if your first language is not English. Clinical Research - IELTS of 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any other component if your first language is not English. Please check our Language Requirements page for details of equivalent grades from other test providers, and information about the University of Dundee English Language courses.
English language pre-sessional programmes
We offer pre-sessional programmes which are designed to prepare you for university study. These provide additional English language tuition for students who do not meet our minimum English language requirements by up to 1.0 IELTS and 0.5 IELTS. Successful completion of these programmes guarantees progression to various degrees at the University of Dundee as long as you hold a relevant offer.
Applying for a research degree
Use UCAS Postgraduate to apply for a research degree. Please read the guidance on filling in your UCAS Postgraduate application before proceeding with your application.
- Dental School (Non-clinical MDSc by research, 1 year)
- Dental School (Non-clinical PhD 3 years)
- Dental School (Clinical PhD 4 years)
- Dental School (Clinical PhD 5 years)
- Non-graduating research in Dental School (6 months or more)
- Non-graduating research in Dental School(less than 6 months)
Dr Sarah Jones
Director of Doctoral Studies
+44 (0)1382 381632 / +44 (0)1382 381738