Discover your potential and take your education further by joining our innovative school with a family-feel.
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
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.
Why study with us
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Hear what our students have to say about studying a postgraduate programme in the School of Dentistry.
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.
Our clinical courses can provide eligibility to sit relevant national clinical specialist examinations:
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:
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.
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.
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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