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Institute of Dentistry - Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Postgraduate Research


The Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary and Barts and the London has a thriving PhD student community and we welcome applications for MPhil, PhD, MRD (MRES) postgraduate students and visiting research fellows to undertake research in in all fields where we can offer expert supervision. 

Our policy is that our dental research should always be in the main stream of biomedical research, contributing to it and at the same time benefiting from strong interdisciplinary links with our colleagues in the rest of the Medical School and the College. We provide a friendly, first-class, intellectually stimulating and focused environment for postgraduate study.

The Institute of Dentistry has consistently been rated highly against its peers in external assessments of its research and teaching performance. Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry is an international Leader in Oral and Dental sciences. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise it was ranked 1st in the UK for world-leading and internationally excellent 4* and 3* outputs, and 2nd in the UK overall, according to the Times Higher Education.

The Institute currently supports around 50 full- and part-time MPhil and PhD students. PhD students are situated across three main campus sites, depending on the location of their primary supervisor: Mile End, Whitechapel or Charterhouse Square.

The Institute of Dentistry is committed to delivering the highest quality training to our postgraduate researchers. Students will receive an induction on joining and will be expected to attend 210 hours of training activities throughout their PhD. Training will be provided across four domains:

  • Domain A – Knowledge and intellectual abilities
  • Domain B – Personal effectiveness
  • Domain C – Research governance and organisation
  • Domain D – Engagement, influence and impact 

Research students benefit from expert supervision from two members of academic staff at Queen Mary. Some students are co-supervised by staff from other Schools/Institutes within Queen Mary, and may also have supervisors from external institutions as part of their supervisory team.

For more information on how to apply for a research degree click here: How to apply

See the Queen Mary postgraduate research pages for more general information.

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