Research course

University of Portsmouth Dental Academy

Institution
University of Portsmouth · School of Professionals Complementary to Dentistry
Qualifications
PhD

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Entry requirements

A good honours degree or equivalent in a relevant subject or a master's degree in an appropriate subject. Exceptionally, equivalent professional experience and/or qualifications will be considered. All applicants subject to interview. All offers are subject to Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance and Occupational Health clearance.

If English is not your first language, you'll need English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.5 with no component score below 6.0.

Months of entry

February, October

Course content

If you're interested in taking your existing expertise in Dental and Oral Health into a postgraduate research degree, Portsmouth is the perfect place to do it.

We're looking at how clinicians work with patients from different demographics to promote oral health and prevent disease, how outreach dental care can help combat inequality, and how we can remove the existing barriers to dental care and deliver high quality dentistry to all – and as a postgraduate research degree student with us, you'll make your own contribution to our pioneering work, and play your own part in turning our research into impact.

We're also addressing the growing demand for more complex dental treatment and maintenance among an ageing population, by helping to both develop new operative and learning tools for dentistry – such as the use of Virtual Reality (VR) in dental training – and by researching methods to improve the training of the dental care workforce pre- and post-qualification.

Support and facilities

When you join us, you'll be supported by our Graduate School, alongside your assigned supervisory team, who'll help you get the most from our facilities. The Graduate School will help you become part of our thriving, collaborative research community, and help grow your skills as a researcher through the Graduate School Development Programme, which offers training, workshops and events.

What can a postgraduate research degree do for my career

Once you complete your postgraduate research degree, you'll be a highly-skilled researcher with the knowledge and skills to make an impact in many different industries.

Your postgraduate research qualification demonstrates to potential employers that you're an intelligent, capable and motivated person, with provable abilities and experience in critical thinking, problem-solving, project management, communication, leadership and creativity.

Fees and funding

For further fee information please see https://www.port.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/funding-your-research-degree

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PhD
    full time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    72 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Phone
02392 842994