Research course

Clinical Dentistry

The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification.

Months of entry

January, September, April

Course content

Our PhD Clinical Dentistry programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Clinical Dentistry.

This is a 4-Year PhD programme that allows you to combine clinical experience in any one of a number of dental specialties with vigorous research training.

We are currently the only UK university to offer a formal four-year PhD, and it represents an exciting development in our postgraduate portfolio.

Currently offered in the clinical disciplines of endodontics, fixed and removable prosthodontics, periodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics, you can combine research with clinical experience during the entire tenure of your time in Manchester.

You will select a research project and supervisor in the normal manner and then indicate that you wish to undertake the four-year programme. A clinical supervisor will also be assigned to you appropriate to your chosen clinical specialty.

Information for international students

For applicants whose first language is not English, or for those who have not recently studied in the United Kingdom, you must supply an official IELTS or TOEFL transcript to support your application, or provide a date on which you will be taking a test. Please note IELTS and TOEFL are only valid for two years.

We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or TOEFL iBT 90. For the writing component, we expect that you have achieved a minimum of 6.0 (IELTS) or 21-23 (iBT). For each of the other components of the English test you should meet the minimum requirement of IELTS 5.5, TOEFL iBT 18.

For more information about English language tests see English language requirements.

We accept a range of qualifications from different countries. For these and general requirements, including English language, see entry requirements from your country .

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health