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UCL Eastman Dental Institute (Clinical Experience) MPhil/PhD

Key Information

Modes and duration

  • Full-time: 4 years

Tuition Fees (2015/16)

UK/EU:
£4,635 (FT)
Overseas:
£21,530 (FT)

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

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.

English Language Requirements

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

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.

International applicants can find out the equivalent qualification for their country by selecting from the list below.

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Research areas

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.

Opportunities are available in a number of exciting areas including metagenomics, systems biology, nanotechnology, hospital-acquired infections and stem cells. The cutting-edge facilities of the Institute, supported by platform technologies, ensures that students can engage in inventive and original research cultivating in an environment that is rich in world-class scholars.

Funding

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.

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

Careers

Recent graduates have either continued on an academic career pathway by obtaining research or academic positions at leading universities, or have entered managerial or research positions in the health service, government or industry. Some graduates have secured prestigious specialist training posts.

Top career destinations for this degree

  • Senior Clinical Project Support Specialist, Quintiles (2010)
  • Clinical Lecturer, Eastman Dental Institute, UCL (2009)
  • Joint Head of School / Rural Training Advisor, NHS Education For Scotland (2009)
  • Dentist and Lecturer, University of Masidor (2009)
  • Senior Lecturer/Specialist, Eastman Dental Institute, UCL (2009)

Employability

Being a part of UCL improves graduates' employability with industrial companies from the pharmaceutical sector in particular, and due to the reputation of the institute graduates are sought after in the field of dentistry worldwide.

Clinical Experience MPhil/PhD students additionally benefit from a high level of clinical support as well as research expertise, and gain a combination of clinical skills and research experience that is essential for those aiming for a career in dentistry at a consultant level or above.

Networking

Students are encouraged to attend and contribute to conferences in the UK and internationally. Each year, the institute allocates a sum of money for the purpose of supporting those who wish to travel to a conference or comparable event, either in the UK or overseas, in order to present a paper or poster based on their work. The institute also hosts a variety of speakers throughout the year and all our students are encouraged to attend these talks and network with their peers.

Why study this degree at UCL?

Student / staff ratios › 80 staff › 420 taught students › 62 research students

Department: Eastman Dental Institute

Application and next steps

Applications

Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Those applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

Application deadlines

Research degrees may start at any time of the year, but typically start in September. Deadlines and start dates are usually dictated by funding arrangements so check with the department or academic unit (contact listed in Next steps, right) to see if you need to consider these in your application preparation. In most cases you should identify and contact potential supervisors before making your application. For more information see our How to apply page.

For more information see our Applications page.

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