Research course

Eastman Dental Institute (Clinical Experience)

UCL - University College London · Eastman Dental Institute

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet UCL’s general entry requirements for MPhil/PhD as well as satisfy UCLH NHS Foundation Trust requirements for engagement in clinical practice. Entry is extremely competitive and places will only be offered to exceptional candidates. In addition to choosing a research project, applicants must decide on the clinical discipline within which they wish to gain experience.

Months of entry


Course content

The institute has a global reputation for high quality research in three key areas: Biomaterials and tissue engineering: biomaterials for tissue regeneration; hard and soft tissue biology and repair Clinical research: wound healing; inflammation Microbial diseases: biofilms and ecology; genetics and virulence; cellular microbiology; antimicrobial strategies and resistance.

Many of these areas have a direct link with common diseases of the head and neck (e.g. caries, periodontitis, congenital disorders of craniofacial and dental structure, oral malignancy). As such, both clinical and non-clinical research students have significant opportunities to pursue interdisciplinary and translational research to solve both clinical and more fundamental biomedical science problems relevant to oral health.

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

UK students
£4,635 (FT)
International students
£21,530 (FT)

Some projects offered for PhD are already funded and studentships will be advertised both on the main Research page and on the UCL jobs website.

Funding opportunities available for students is provided by the UCL Graduate School.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months


full time
48 months

Course contact details

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