Research course

Operative Dentistry

The University of Manchester · School of Medicine

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. For both, 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 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 training structure which provides critical skills training, personal development and progression milestones.

Projects 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 applicant throughout the study, ensuring academic objectives are met and suitable training is provided in core skills fundamental to the research.

All dentistry based postgraduate 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

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