PhDs at the Institute of Dentistry fall into two categories: projects initiated and developed by the applicant, in consultation with a supervisor in the Institute, and projects on a specific topic chosen by the Institute (these often have funding attached).
For all projects you will have to identify a potential supervisor. See our Supervision page for a list of research areas and relevant members of staff.
Once you have identified an appropriate primary supervisor, you should make contact via email to establish whether your research is something they can supervise. In your initial email you should send your CV and a research proposal.
For more information on what information to send to a potential supervisor, see our ‘How to apply’ section.
More information about the structure of your research proposal can be found in the ‘How to draft a research proposal’ section.
If the supervisor is able to take your project on and is happy with your proposal they will encourage you to make a formal application (please note that this recognition from a supervisor does not guarantee that your application will be successful) including a full-length research proposal between 2,000 and 3,000 words long.