Dentistry and Dental Sciences MPhil, PhD


Student Profile

About me

Name: Olushola 
Course: Dentistry and Dental Sciences MPhil, PhD
PhD Title: Factors associated with the occurrence of developmental defects of enamel and dental fluorosis among 4 and 8 year olds
Study mode: Full time
Where I'm from: Nigeria

Choosing Newcastle

"I chose to study my postgraduate degree at Newcastle because of the University’s excellent profile in the field of fluoride research. Before starting my postgraduate programme I visited the University as an academic visitor and had the opportunity to undertake fluoride research. I visited as a research fellow as I usually lecture in a university in Nigeria and I came here to carry out collaborative research. During this visit the support I received from supervisors and administrative staff was great and very encouraging."

Studying at Newcastle

"I’ve enjoyed the excellent supervisory and support services as well as the skills development programme offered by my Faculty. The skills development programme has enhanced my capacity as a world-class researcher. I will surely recommend the course to friends.

"The workload is heavier than at undergraduate level, which I expected given the nature of my research project. Nevertheless, I’ve received excellent support to overcome challenges."

Postgraduate Community

"I feel part of a postgraduate community at Newcastle University as a result of the various academic and social activities that I have participated in, both within and outside of the University."

Funding my studies

"Prior to starting my course I received information on partial and full funding, including internal and external funding opportunities, through discussions with Newcastle University academics during my visit, as well as at my home institution.

"My study was funded through the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission which collaborates with Newcastle University to provide this funding, which covers my tuition and living expenses."

Career aspirations

"My career aspirations are to contribute to solving oral health problems, especially in sub-Saharan Africa, as a teacher, researcher and service provider. Newcastle University has helped to strengthen my research capacity, not only in the field of fluoride research but also in the field of public health. The excellent research training programmes have helped to enhance my knowledge and skills in identifying health problems and methodological approaches to solving them."


"My living situation was good; I rented a student house and was lucky to live with very responsible students. It was easy to sort out my accommodation because I had visited the University before commencing my programme; therefore I made arrangements for it quite early on, before my arrival."

Living in Newcastle

"What I enjoy most about Newcastle is the friendly and multicultural environment, as well as the beautiful city."

Remembering Newcastle

"The highlight of my postgraduate experience has been the excellent supervision and support services that I have received."