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A warm welcome

Dr Jennifer Galloway, Director of Recruitment and Admissions welcomes you to the School of Dentistry.

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 postgraduate study suite available for all our students to enjoy, and a dedicated postgraduate team to ensure 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



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).


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.


Dedicated laboratories

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.


Clinical Dentistry (Endodontology) (MClinDent)

Full time

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

Clinical Dentistry (Prosthodontics) (MClinDent)

Full time

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.

Implantology (MSc)

Full time

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.

Oral Biology (MSc)

Full time

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

Orthodontics (MScD)

Full time

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.

Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine (MSc)

Full time

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

Applied Clinical Research and Public Health (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Applied Clinical Research and Public Health is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Dentistry research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

Dentistry (PhD,MPhil) (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Our primary objective is to provide internationally competitive research projects, producing highly skilled and competitive postgraduates with excellent future career prospects.

Oral and Biomedical Sciences (PhD, MPhil)

Full-time, part-time

Oral and Biomedical Sciences is a research area within which you can focus your studies as part of our suite of Dentistry research programmes (MPhil, PhD).

PhD with a Clinical Component (PhD)


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.

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

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Some courses will facilitate professional and personal growth through a wide range of educational and direct clinical experiences

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.

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.

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

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