Professor Nicola Innes, welcomes you to our virtual open day.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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?
We have a vibrant postgraduate taught and postgraduate research culture, across varied areas to include MSc and PhD qualifications that directly contribute to the future of health in society.
Our postgraduate taught programmes
Our postgraduate taught programmes 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:
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.
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 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:
Our research aims to enhance understanding of the cellular and molecular regulating the repair and regenration of oral, dental, dermal and neural tissues, during health and disease - delivering strong translational knowledge for patient benefit.
Our research focuses on oral health improvement and ranges from clinical trials of preventive dental technologies to studies designed to further understanding of and actions to address oral health inequalities.
The Violence Research Group has helped bring about practical action to reduce violence at a global level.
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.
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.
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Some courses will facilitate professional and personal growth through a wide range of educational and direct clinical experiences
Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine is an inter-disciplinary research field, combining life sciences, biomaterials and engineering, with an aim to regenerate, repair or replace damaged and diseased cells, tissues or organs.
Develop your advanced clinical skills in our state-of-the-art facilities
Methods used throughout include self-directed learning and presentation in small groups to encourage a problem-based learning.
You’ll benefit from practical clinical experience by having direct management of patients
There is a need for more effective medical treatments and therefore a need for trained tissue engineering researchers
The refurnished £2.2 million simulation suite in the Dental School is state-of-the-art
We are constantly striving to make important discoveries that help to shape the future of health and well-being in society.
Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams and treatment of compromised patients.
You’ll have access to all of the opportunities and facilities of a university that was rated the top UK Dental School in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
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.