Research course

Eastman Dental Institute (Clinical Experience)

UCL - University College London · Eastman Dental Institute

Entry requirements

A minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate subject, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, or a recognised MRes or Master’s degree. Applicants are also expected to 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.All prospective applicants are encouraged to send an informal research enquiry. This should be sent directly to the Research Student Administrator ( Making a research enquiry helps define your interests, contributes to making your application successful, and also serves to ensure the identification of the best possible supervisor for your needs. You can find information about the research departments within the Eastman's website.

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

Country-specific information, including details of when UCL representatives are visiting your part of the world, can be obtained from the International Students website.

Fees and funding

UK students
£4,915 (FT)
International students
£22,850 (FT)
Some projects offered for PhD are already funded and studentships will be advertised on both the UCL Eastman Dental Institute's Research page and the UCL jobs website. It is worth noting that due to the complex nature of this programme, it is highly anticipated for the applicant to secure his or her own funding.

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website.

For a comprehensive list of the funding opportunities available at UCL, including funding relevant to your nationality, please visit the Scholarships and Funding website.

Qualification and course duration


full time
48 months


full time
48 months

Course contact details

Department Administrator