Dr Jennifer Galloway, Director of Recruitment and Admissions welcomes you to the School of Dentistry.
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 postgraduate study suite available for all our students to enjoy, and a dedicated postgraduate team to ensure you feel at home from day one.
Why study with us
Our state-of-the-art dental clinics 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. Our pre-clinical (phantom head) teaching facilities have recently undergone a £2.2M refurbishment.
Not only are we based in the capital city of Wales, but the University Dental Hospital and School building are 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, containing all of the materials and equipment necessary to conduct internationally competitive biological, clinical and translational research.
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.
Engage in exciting research that will shape the future of dental care, whilst developing your clinical and patient care skills.
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.
The School of Dentistry has a number of successful collaborations with many universities and industrial partners across the world.
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
Clinical Skills Suite
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).
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.