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Doctor of Dental Surgery, DDS

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration

About

The Doctor of Dental Surgery at The University of Edinburgh is aimed at those in the dental profession who wish to develop high level research skills by pursuing original research in the field of study, relating particular research to the general body of knowledge in the field, and presenting the results of the researches in a critical and scholarly way.

Edinburgh Dental Institute (EDI) works in partnership with two major organisations to deliver high quality education, research and patient care.

The activities of EDI are as a result of strong cooperation and collaboration between the University of Edinburgh, NHS Lothian, NHS Education for Scotland and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: We encourage you to apply at least one month prior to entry so that we have enough time to process your application. 
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3 or 4 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Training and support

Our welcoming and friendly environment offers great opportunities for high quality education and research.

Our transferable skills programme delivers generic training in presentation, project management and writing skills.

Facilities

The EDI was established in 1999 to develop education opportunities for dental postgraduates and the dental team.

We have excellent facilities and are situated centrally within the historic and vibrant capital of Scotland.

We are located in Lauriston Place in central Edinburgh and occupy the top three floors of the Lauriston Building, a dedicated out-patient centre for dentistry and a number of other medical disciplines.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, and a qualification that can be registered with either the General Dental Council or the General Medical Council. You should also have at least two years' experience in scientific work bearing directly on your profession, or be in the practice of dentistry or other related disciplines.

You should be employed by the University of Edinburgh or the NHS, or be a research worker employed, self-financed or grant-funded at the University of Edinburgh, an associated institution or an NHS establishment.

You must undertake your research in Borders, Fife or Lothian Health Boards.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36200 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Home/EU fees have still to be agreed

PhD part-time 4 years:

  • International: £24,135
PhD part-time 3 years:
  • International: £18,100

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 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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