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8300F-117 - Dentistry and Dental Sciences MPhil, PhD

Dentistry and Dental Sciences MPhil, PhD

Start in: September 2021

Explore dentistry and dental sciences with our MPhil and PhD.

Overview

Newcastle University has a world-class reputation and renowned experts in the field of dentistry. With our new facilities, we are well placed to offer dentistry and dental research opportunities of the highest standard.

Our Dentistry and Dental Sciences MPhil and PhD are based within the Faculty of Medical Sciences.

The programme is delivered in:

If your research involves clinical components there may be a partnership with the NHS.

The School of Dental Sciences and COHR

You'll spend most of your time within the School of Dental Sciences and the COHR. You'll work within research teams. These are led by experts in their field in a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

We combine world-class clinical and research facilities with an open environment. Here you'll find scholars, clinicians and researchers working side-by-side. Our focus is on multidisciplinary translational research. We focus on work that is relevant to real life.

COHR has a particular focus on understanding molecular and cellular mechanisms. The aim is to translate these into clinical settings. Evaluation of clinical, community and economic strategies to improve public health and inform a wider health agenda is a central research theme. Within COHR there is a Collaborating Centre for the World Health Organization for Nutrition and Oral Health. Research projects align to the Centre's main research themes:

COHR is involved in many industrial collaborations. We also work together with the Newcastle Clinical Trials Unit. With them, we provide planning and implementation of clinical trials in oral health.

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Qualifications explained

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MPhil, PhD

How you'll learn

Your development

Faculty of Medical Sciences (FMS) researcher development programme 

Each faculty offers a researcher development programme for its postgraduate research students. We have designed your programme to help you:

  • perform better as a researcher
  • boost your career prospects
  • broaden your impact

Through workshops and activities, it will build your transferable skills and increase your confidence.

You’ll cover:

  • techniques for effective research
  • methods for better collaborative working
  • essential professional standards and requirements

Your programme is flexible. You can adapt it to meet your changing needs as you progress through your doctorate.

Find out more about the FMS researcher development programme

Doctoral training and partnerships

There are opportunities to undertake your PhD at Newcastle within a:

  • Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT)
  • Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP)

Being part of a CDT or DTP has many benefits:

  • they combine research expertise and training of a number of leading universities, academic schools and academics.
  • you’ll study alongside a cohort of other PhD students
  • they’re often interdisciplinary
  • your PhD will normally be funded

Find out more about doctoral training and partnerships

If there are currently opportunities available in your subject area you’ll find them when you search for funding in the fees and funding section on this course.

The following centres/partnerships below may have PhD opportunities available in your subject area in the future:

Your future

Our Careers Service

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers. We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through our ncl+ initiative.

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Quality and ranking

All professional accreditations are reviewed regularly by their professional body

Facilities

The School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle is one of the most modern and best equipped in the country. It has a spacious, purpose-built facility. The School is in the same building as the Dental Hospital. This is next to the Medical School and Royal Victoria Infirmary teaching hospital. They form one of the largest integrated teaching and hospital complexes in the UK.

Our facilities include:

  • in-house production laboratories providing excellent learning opportunities around clinician-technician communication
  • excellent library and computing facilities on-site
  • a dedicated clinical research facility. It offers clinical training and research opportunities of the highest international standard

The Centre for Oral Health Research (COHR) offers a range of research laboratories. It undertakes work in oral biology, fluoride research and dental materials science. The research laboratory facilities include:

  • cell and molecular biosciences laboratory
  • Dental Clinical Research Facility (CRF)
  • dental materials laboratory
  • fluoride laboratory
  • electrophysiology laboratory

The School and COHR offer the highest standard in clinical training and research opportunities.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2021 entry (per year)

What you're paying for

Tuition fees include the costs of:

  • matriculation
  • registration
  • tuition (or supervision)
  • library access
  • examination
  • re-examination
  • graduation

Some of our degrees involve additional costs which are not covered by your tuition fees.

Find out more about:

  • additional costs
  • living costs
  • tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts

Search for funding

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Entry requirements

The entrance requirements below apply to 2021 entry.

Qualifications from outside the UK

English Language requirements

How to apply

Using the application portal

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You can choose to start your application, save your details and come back to complete it later.

If you’re ready, you can select Apply Online and you’ll be taken directly to the applicant portal.

Alternatively you can find out more about applying on our applications and offers pages.


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Applications for 2022/23
You'll be able to apply for 2022/23 entry from September 2021


Open days and events

Open days

The situation with Covid-19 means that we're unable to hold open days on campus. However, you don’t have to visit in person to experience Newcastle.

From the comfort of your sofa you'll be able to:

  • explore our beautiful campus
  • find out about our vibrant city
  • discover what students think about studying at Newcastle

You'll also have the opportunity to speak to academic staff and find out more about the courses you're interested in.

Find out about upcoming postgraduate open days

Events

We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at Newcastle University.

We also hold various online and virtual events.

Visit our events calendar for the latest events

Get in touch

Questions about this course?

If you have specific questions about this course you can contact:

Dr Ralf Kist
School Postgraduate Research Student Coordinator
School of Dental Sciences
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8390
Email: ralf.kist@ncl.ac.uk

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