University of Manchester

University of Manchester


Research areas include: clinical trials of a range of orthodontic interventions; recent multi-centre trials, sponsored by the Medical Research Council (UK) have provided new insights into treatment timing, and dental and psychological outcomes; the unit is presently publishing reports on a 20-year longitudinal study of the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment; flexibility is allowed within the parameters of the study to allow the research to evolve and instigate findings not envisaged at the outset of the work; this is complimented by a dedicated PhD training structure which provides critical skills training, personal development and progression milestones.

Entry requirements

Applicants must show evidence of primary dental qualification; relevant research or professional experience is considered; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6 in the written component), TOEFL 577 (paper-based), TOEFL 233 (computer-based), TOEFL 90 (internet-based), or Pearson Test 59-65.

Sponsorship information

Funded programmes and projects are promoted throughout the year. Funding is available through UK Research Councils, charities and industry. We also have other internal awards and scholarships for the most outstanding applicants. For more information on funding available please visit the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health website for more information.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PhD Full-time September 2016 - 36 months
PhD Part-time September 2016 - 72 months
MPhil Full-time September 2016 - 12 months
MPhil Part-time September 2016 - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Manchester Manchester M13 9PL North West

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