Research course

Endodontology

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry
Qualifications
MPhilPhD

Entry requirements

Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification and Masters degree from a recognised institution. For entry onto the MPhil programme, no Masters is needed. In some circumstances, relevant research or professional experience may be acceptable in place of an academic qualification.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Endontology research is aimed at furthering knowledge within the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp and surrounding tissues.

In the majority of cases, an MPhil degree is undertaken by candidates seeking eventual entry onto the PhD. Successful completion of the MPhil year, following the assessment of a transfer report and viva, permits progression to PhD which would then involve 2 or 4 years of further research before submission for the degree of PhD.

The supervisory team will assist the MPhil candidate throughout the study, ensuring academic objectives are met and suitable training is provided in core skills fundamental to the research.

Transferable skills training is provided by a dedicated Graduate Training Programme offered by the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, which provides training in research methodology, critical writing skills, intellectual property, research ethics etc.

All dentistry based MPhil researchers are required to successfully complete course units in Research Methods and Biostatistics, and to participate in the Graduate Training Programme. Students are also encouraged to attend journal clubs and research meetings within the School.

The PhD project will either be outlined by the academic supervisor offering the study, or alternatively by an applicant seeking to work within a particular research area with a focused plan of research in mind. The supervisory team will assist the PhD applicant throughout the study ensuring academic objectives are met and suitable training is provided in core skills fundamental to the research.

Transferable skills training is provided by a dedicated Graduate Training Programme offered by the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences which provides training in research methodology, critical writing skills, intellectual property, research ethics etc.

All dentistry based PhD researchers are required to successfully complete course units in Research Methods, and Biostatistics, and to participate in the Graduate Training Programme. Students are also encouraged to attend journal clubs and research meetings within the School.

Information for international students

A minimum IELTS of 6.5 with no less than 6 in the written component TOEFL 575 paper-based TOEFL 230 computer-based TOEFL 90 iBT

Qualification and course duration

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
Email
pg-dentistry@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 306 0239