Research Opportunities

The University of Dundee’s School of Dentistry, a WHO Collaborating Centre for Oral Health and Craniofacial Anomalies, has an established reputation in the quality of its dental research and the delivery of research degrees. At present, over half of our research postgraduate students are from overseas countries such as the Middle East, Egypt, Trinidad and Brazil and the major attraction is our expertise in a number of fields including dental public health / health services, cariology and craniofacial anomalies. Students have come with a range of funding including research councils, scholarships and sponsorship from their host countries.

Laboratory based projects in dental materials, molecular biology and tissue engineering are available as is clinical experience or training alongside the higher degree (4 or 5 year duration) in some of the programmes.

The duration of our higher degrees programmes is normally 1 year full time for a Masters degree and 3 years full time for a doctorate (PhD). However, alongside these studies, a minority of students may avail themselves of clinical experience or training in extended programmes (4 or 5 year duration).  

The table below provides you with an indication of our current research activity with ongoing PG research projects at the University of Dundee Dental School including the principal supervisor for each.

All applicants must apply through UCAS Postgraduate. Details of how to apply and fees for the various programmes can be found in the right hand menu of this page.   

If you wish to discuss any aspect of the postgraduate study at the University of Dundee, please contact Dr Sarah Jones, Senior Tutor

For general enquiries please contact the Postgraduate Administrator at

This is what one of our students had to say about his PhD experience at the University of Dundee's School of Dentistry: