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Biomaterials Science and Dental Technology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #27 (QS) ,
The area of biomaterials science and dental technology covers many biomaterials for operative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, and oral surgery, plus research on orthopaedic bone cements.

About

Special interests include photo-polymerization phenomena, adhesion, visco-elastic behaviour, surface analysis, X-ray microtomography and a wide range of composite biomaterial behaviour.

The Biomaterials Science laboratories are well equipped with modern instrumentation for research in this field. 

They are at the centre of our large campus, with access to many other special instruments and expertise in, for example, photon science, chemistry, cell biology and materials science.

We use multiple techniques, such as experimental and computational biomechanics and imaging or spectroscopic probes of their underlying micro/nano-scale structure and time-dependent properties. 

This allows an enhanced mechanistic understanding of reasons for their clinical success or failure.

Other areas of interest include implant surface characteristics, bioglass formation and properties and dentine occlusion.

About our PhD and MPhil degrees

PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last three to four years (PhD) or one to two years (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s).

Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Training and development
  • All of our postgraduate research students attend the Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).
  • The programme provides key transferable skills in areas such as commercial awareness, academic writing and public engagement. This training equips our postgraduates with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry and consultancy.
  • The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings and project management skills.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    577

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General Requirements

  • Academic entry qualification overview
  • Applicants are expected to hold, or about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or equivalent) in a related subject area. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Masters degree with a Merit classification.
  • English language

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
PhD (full-time)
  • UK/EU students/yr: Standard TBA, Low £8,250, Medium £14,500, High £19,500
  • Foreigners/yr: Non-clinical-based £28,500; Clinical-based £40,000

Living costs for Manchester

  • 645 - 1200 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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