University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Dental Surgery

This programme 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.

Entry requirements

Candidates must meet the following criteria: hold a qualification which is registrable with either the General Dental Council or the General Medical Council or both; have been engaged since graduation for at least 2 years either in scientific work bearing directly on the applicant's profession, or in the practice of Dentistry or other related disciplines; perform their research work in the South-East of Scotland (for this purpose, areas covered by the Borders, Fife and Lothian Health Boards); be either an employed member of staff at 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. Additionally, all applicants are required to meet our standard postgraduate research admissions requirements. If English is not the 1st language, applicants must have 1 of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English: IELTS Academic: total 7.0 (at least 6.5 in each module); TOEFL-iBT: total 100 (at least 23 in each module)- PTE(A): total 67 (at least 61 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections; the 'Enabling Skills' sections are not considered); CAE and CPE: total 185 (at least 176 in each module).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
DDS Full-time - 2 years
DDS Part-time - 3 years
DDS Part-time - 4 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Edinburgh Dental Institute
Telephone number: 
0131 536 3979