UCL Eastman Dental Institute has a global reputation for high quality research in its three key areas of interest. Alongside four Education departments, the Institute has three Research departments:
Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering
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The Institute seeks to improve and make a positive impact upon oral and systemic health through innovative and high quality research and disseminate our results via engagement with industry, government and the public.
Our research excellence is recognised nationally and internationally. We are one of only three dental schools in the UK to be part of an Academic Health Science Centre and one of only two to have an oral health theme funded by the Department of Health through a Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre.
Our research receives successive high rankings in UK Government research assessments and is published in high impact journals including Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences as well as all the top specialist journals allied to oral health and related subjects. Staff have sustained research income from the major research councils (e.g. EPSRC, MRC, NIHR,) charities (e.g. Wellcome, ARUK and BHF) and industry. The research has impacted positively upon patients and the public by improving direct patient care, shaping national clinical guidelines and influencing government policy.
Our academics actively engage with external organisations and use their expertise and knowledge to benefit businesses and the community.
research findings have influenced the development of government policy
and health care guidelines. Eleven patents have been filed from our
research and UCL’s entrepreneurial leadership has facilitated the
commercial exploitation of these technologies by the following
Public Patient Involvement
We actively involve patients and the public in our clinically relevant research.
to our funded Public Patient Involvement Scheme we have focus groups
allied to relevant studies and have close advisory ties to patient-led
organisations in the UK.
The Institute offers a research programme leading to a PhD degree, in all currently active research areas. Subject to visa requirements, the institute may be able to offer clinical experience in parallel to PhD studies.
All our Masters programmes include a research component and, for clinicians wishing to embark on a specialist and/or research career, these offer an excellent means of obtaining both clinical and research experience.
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The Institute offers a research programme leading to either an MPhil or PhD degree in all currently active research areas. This is normally taken over three or four years full-time, or five years part-time.
We also offer a 'clinical experience PhD' which is a four-year course incorporating a full-time laboratory based PhD that allows time for the student to have 2 clinical sessions a week. These tailor-made PhDs need to be discussed and arranged with the Graduate Tutor.
The Institute offers a core course for research students in relevant generic and transferable skills including statistics, information technology, health and safety and research ethics.
Funding and scholarships
We encourage both UK and overseas students to apply to study at the Institute. Some projects we offer for PhD are already funded, and studentships will be advertised below and on the UCL jobs website.
For other projects, UCL offers a number of scholarships each year, including Graduate Research Scholarships and Overseas Research Scholarships which cover all or part of the graduate fees. Details of UCL scholarships and useful links to other sources of funding can be found on the UCL Graduate School funding page.
There are no studentships currently available
A range of projects suitable for study as a PhD programme are available.
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