Research course

Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics

Institution
The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

For a Masters programme applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution. For PhD proammes, applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification and Masters degree from a recognised institution. In some circumstances, relevant research or professional experience may be acceptable in place of an academic qualification.

Months of entry

July, September

Course content

Research within prosthodontics comprises the diagnosis, management and treatment of missing or worn teeth using fixed and removable prostheses, including implant-supported or stabilised restorations.

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, permit progression to PhD which would then involve 2-3 years of further research before submission for the degree of PhD.

Candidates will often be recommended to register for the degree of MPhil due to the policy of the admitting School or due to the nature of the research if the supervisory team do not feel the study warrants three-years of scholarship. Alternatively, candidates often register onto the MPhil due to restrictions of funding guarantees beyond the initial year, which if resolved would facilitate transfer to the PhD at a later date.

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.

The PhD project will either be outlined by the academic supervisor offering the study or 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.

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

Information for international students

Students shoe first language is not English require Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade C ; TOEFL - Paper Test - 577; OR TOEFL - Computer Test - 233 We look for IELST Level 6.5 , specifically in Reading and Writing.

Fees and funding

The University of Manchester Loyalty Bursary Scheme offers 20% reduced fees to alumni.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
The Postgraduate Admissions Officer
Email
pg-dentistry@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
0161 306 0239