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Discover your potential and take your education further by joining our innovative school with a family-feel.

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Ask our academics, admissions staff and current students anything you want to know about studying a postgraduate programme here at Cardiff University.

A warm welcome

Professor Barbara Chadwick, Joint Head of the School of Dentistry, welcomes you to our virtual open day.

Our School

The School is located in the University Dental Hospital on our Heath Park campus, a site shared with the University Hospital of Wales, the third largest university hospital in the UK. The School benefits from being located next to 100 acres of parkland and playing fields and being a walkable two-mile distance to the city centre.

Despite being based in a large hospital, our School has a close-knit community with a postgraduate population of about 50 registered students. We have a dedicated postgraduate study suite available for all our students to enjoy. We also have a dedicated postgraduate team that support you and make sure you feel at home from day one.

I found the course truly enjoyable due to the welcoming nature of the supervisors and staff at the hospital. This made the work environment an exceptional experience on both a personal and professional level. The amazing amount of patient experience truly makes this programme one of the best.
Masoumah Khuraibet Orthodontics

Why study with us

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Facilities

State-of-the-art dental clinics are available throughout our School which facilitate chair-side teaching in a professional and caring environment. Our clinical laboratories feature the latest CAD-CAM technology and three-dimensional printing facilities for intra-oral prostheses. A £2.2M refurbishment of our pre-clinical (phantom head) teaching facilities has also been recently completed.

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Location

Not only are we based in the capital city of Wales, the University Dental Hospital and School building is situated on the largest healthcare campus in the country, so you'll be training in a holistic clinical environment from the outset of your course.

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Statistics

Our stats speak for themselves! We are ranked top three for dentistry in the UK by The Complete University Guide 2020 and in the top 50 globally for dentistry in the 2020 QS World Rankings.

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Research

100% of our submitted research rated at least of international standard and we are ranked 1st in its Unit of Assessment in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF).

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Patient contact

Situated in the University Dental Hospital, where there are approximately 100,000 patient contacts per year – 75% of them directly related to clinical training of students.

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Dedicated laboratories

The top floors of the Dental Hospital and School house our dedicated research laboratories, which provide access to all of the materials and equipment necessary to conduct internationally competitive biological, clinical and translational research.

Hear what our students have to say

Hear what our students have to say about studying a postgraduate programme in the School of Dentistry.

Studying Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine MSc

Our students discuss what it's like studying Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine at the only dental School in Wales. The MSc combines both taught modules and a 5-month research project which can be chosen by you.

Studying Oral Biology MSc

Our students discuss what it's like studying Oral Biology here at Cardiff University. The course delivers research-led teaching and discussion in oral cell biology and microbiology, allowing you to develop your critical opinion.

What can you study?

Our master's courses are delivered by internationally recognised clinicians and research academics who provide a friendly, supportive and professional environment for both clinical and biomedical science focused study programmes.

Clinical

Our clinical courses can provide eligibility to sit relevant national clinical specialist examinations:

Develop your advanced clinical skills in our state-of-the-art facilities

Clinical Dentistry (Endodontology) (MClinDent) (full time) (3 years)

Designed to aid in developing evidence based practice and develop advanced clinical skills to enable you to become a mono-specialist in Endodontology.

Methods used throughout include self-directed learning and presentation in small groups to encourage a problem-based learning.

Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) (MClinDent) (full time) (3 years)

Designed to aid in developing evidence based practice and develop advanced clinical skills to enable you to become a mono-specialist in fixed and removable Prosthodontics.

You’ll benefit from practical clinical experience by having direct management of patients

Implantology (MSc) (full time) (1 year)

This course is an academic and clinical programme leading to the award of an MSc in Implantology. In this programme, students treat patients provided for them under expert supervision. Students have the opportunity to participate in the full spectrum of contemporary implant practice where all forms of bone and soft-tissue grafting are undertaken.

Opportunities to receive further training in nearby district hospitals in south Wales.

Orthodontics (MScD) (full time) (3 years)

You will gain the skills needed to perform as a competent specialist in Orthodontics, with focus on the clinical, theoretical and research areas required for provision of appropriate patient care.

Non-clinical

Non-clinical courses are designed to provide the basic research training often now expected for entering into a PhD programme of study and may be used to permit entry into a three-year PhD programme of study within the School of Dentistry:

There is a need for more effective medical treatments and therefore a need for trained tissue engineering researchers

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (MSc) (full time) (1 year)

The Programme provides in-depth training in this branch of biomedical science, including stem cell biology, biomaterials and tissue/organ engineering.

detailed academic insight into understanding the structure and biology of oral tissues and their interaction with oral microflora

Oral Biology (MSc) (full time) (1 year)

This MSc aims to provide detailed academic insight into understanding the structure and biology of oral tissues and dental diseases.

Hands-on experience

Because we are based in a working hospital, you are instantly surrounded by both public, professionals and researchers. Our progressive healthcare education is integrated with patient care and advanced research facilities, all based in our major teaching and research centre. The academic and clinical staff within the School are recognised as being experts in their field, providing valuable clinical services to the people of Wales in addition to their academic responsibilities.

Our close links with the National Health Service expedites access to a wide range of patients whose clinical care needs are suitable for undertaking specialist and advanced clinical teaching. Working together, we will empower you to take your next step in your career; step inside our doors and find out where you can make an impact.

MSc Implantology of Cardiff University offers advanced knowledge of surgical and restorative Implantology in a friendly and well-equipped environment. It is an experience of a lifetime, that I totally recommend to every dentist!
Sofia Paikou Implantology

Take your career even further

Our PhD postgraduate research programme offers PhD training opportunities from the study of basic disease mechanisms, tissue engineering, translational therapeutic approaches to epidemiology and violence research.

We provide laboratories and personal study areas that make an ideal environment to conduct your research. You will have access to specialised equipment University-wide and through the Central Biotechnology Services facility.

Working with supervisors, you will undertake original research projects over three years. Project specific training in research methodology and technique is obtained through experimentation or exploration.

Our research is also supported through numerous research collaborations within the University, throughout Wales, the UK and internationally.

Our courses

We provide a broad range of taught master's courses that offer pathways for clinical specialisation and for developing research training in the biomedical and life sciences.

Our research

Our world-renowned research delivers improvements to the health and wellbeing of society.

International collaborations

The School of Dentistry has a number of successful collaborations with many universities and industrial partners across the world.

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After finishing my Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in Spain, I was looking for a more specific and challenging field. I got interested in the development of tissues by 3D bioprinting and so I chose to focus on this. The facilities were incredibly good, and I found all the staff really helpful and always open to questions and new ideas. I would totally recommend this course to any person with a high interest in research and willing to focus their future career in a developing field as it will offer many opportunities.
Gabriela Velásquez Díaz Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

A dental school with global impact

We provide you with the opportunity to make a positive impact on the world; locally, nationally and internationally.

Progressive healthcare education and patient care are successfully integrated with our research facilities in our major teaching and research centre.

Our academic and clinical staff are recognised as being world-leading experts in their fields. They provide valuable clinical services to the people of Wales in addition to their academic responsibilities.

Our research has a strong focus on translational research and in delivering significant impact in improving clinical practice for patients, society and the economy.

We have a research strategy which takes work from the initial idea and laboratory stages to implementation. In achieving this aim, much of our research is conducted in collaboration with research groups outside of Cardiff University, including other UK, European and world-wide academic institutions, government and nongovernment organisations, the NHS and industry.

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All postgraduate students arriving in September are guaranteed a single occupancy room.

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