Dentistry & Oral Science (Research Division)




Part Time, Full Time


Excellent facilities, cutting edge technology and our international collaborations underpin research in each of the four divisions:

Craniofacial Development & Stem Cell Biology 
Mucosal & Salivary Biology 
Population & Patient Health 
Tissue Engineering & Biophotonics 

Each division includes basic and translational scientists as well as clinicians to provide an interactive environment where new discoveries are easily commercialised or translated into clinical practice.

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 four Research Divisions which provides interaction with academic staff and other students in the same discipline. The research divisions 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. All students are allocated a Postgraduate Coordinator in addition to the two supervisors. The PGC will provide additional support and will review the student's progress in accordance with the timetable for FT or PT students.

The Graduate School has a range of courses available for the development of a research student. Dental Institute students are required to attend the annual Postgraduate Research Day and present their research in their second and third years.

Head of group/division
Professor Andrea Streit
Awarding institution
King's College London
Expected to be three to four years FT or up to six years PT. Registration normally October, although students may commence at any time.
Students may be based at Guy's or Denmark Hill campus depending on the location of their primary supervisor.
Student destinations
Past research graduates have gone on to work in other HEI research groups, industry, pursued clinical academic careers in the UK and around the world.
Year of entry 2016
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