Research course

Oral Radiology

The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

PhD: Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification and Masters degree from a recognised institution. MPhil: Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification 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 Oral Radiology aims to develop and promote evidence-based imaging in dentistry through research. The group collaborates with others in the Dental School, the Faculty and wider University and has strong links with several comparable research groups in European Dental institutions.

Although based in the Dental School, access to complex imaging facilities (MR, CT, bone densitometry) is available within the Central Manchester and Manchester Children's University Hospitals NHS Trust and the Medical School.

Postgraduate Research study within the School is a challenging yet rewarding experience. Flexibility is allowed within the parameters of the study to allow the research to evolve and instigate findings not envisaged at the outset of the work. This is complimented by a dedicated PhD training structure which provides critical skills training, personal development and progression milestones.

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/PhD researchers are required to successfully complete course units in Research Methods and Biostatistics, and to participate in the Graduate Training Programme.

Information for international students

For those students whose first language is not English, one of the following is required: A minimum IELTS of 6.5 with no less than 6 in the written component TOEFL: 577 paper-based 233 computer-based 90 iBT Pearson Test 59-65

Qualification and course duration


full time
36 months
part time
72 months


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School of Dentistry
+44 (0)161 306 0239