Dentistry & Oral Science (Research Division)




Part Time, Full Time


Research in the Dental Institute is organised into research topics that cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines:

  • Biomaterials - Tissue Engineering & Imaging,
  • Cariology & Endodontics,
  • Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology,
  • Oro-facial Pain,
  • Dental Public Health,
  • Education,
  • Microbiology,
  • Mucosal Immunology & Oral Medicine,
  • Oral Cancer,
  • Periodontology,
  • Saliva,
  • Social & Behavioural Science. 

PhD projects available

All research students are appointed two supervisors at registration to guide them through their research project. Students belong to one of the 13 research groups which provides interaction with academic staff and other students in the same discipline. The research groups organise seminars and journal clubs and student participation is expected. The students organise their own science club and are in charge of their own postgraduate room. The research atmosphere is friendly, encouraging and positive, and the success rate is high. We have just instigated a programme of supervisor development sessions to help our supervisors keep abreast of latest developments. Students attend the Health Schools induction and departmental induction sessions. Progress is formally monitored at 6 monthly intervals. We welcome student feedback.

In addition to the requirements of the Graduate School, research students have to attend the Graduate Research Day and give presentations in their second and final years.

St Thomas' Campus