Doctor of Philosophy in Dental Science
The PhD is an internationally recognised and highly transferable qualification designed for graduates to demonstrate academic leadership, independence, creativity and innovation in their research work.
The Melbourne Dental School is passionate about the training and mentoring of the next generation of biomedical and dental scientists.
The PhD provides advanced training which enhances professional knowledge in a specialised area and develops a range of advanced transferable skills.
Under the supervision of academic staff, PhD students complete a thesis of approximately 80,000–100,000 words over a maximum period of up to four years full-time. The thesis should demonstrate a critical application of specialist knowledge and make an independent contribution to existing research in the field.
Graduating with a PhD marks a student’s admission to the community of biomedical and dental science scholars.
Research projects are available in the areas of: clinical research, dental materials, forensic bone biology, oral infection and immunity, population and oral health.