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UK/EU students (per annum): Standard £3,900, Low £6,700, Medium £13,000, High £18,100
International students (per annum): Non-clinical-based £25,800; Clinical-based £38,000
UK/EU students (per annum): Standard £1,950, Low £3,350, Medium £6,500, High £9,050
International students (per annum): Non-clinical-based £12,900; Clinical-based £19,000
- Before applying:
- review the academic staff profiles, available on the web
- identify a research theme and e-mail the Lead of the research area OR a selected individual with your proposed research outline and a request to consider supervision.
- Apply online and ensure you note the supervisor you have been in contact with on the application.
- If you have not been able to identify an appropriate supervisor, provide details of your research area of interest when you apply.
- Applications will not be considered until all supporting documentation has been received.
- Conditional offers, based on meeting minimum requirements, can be made.
- You will receive acknowledgement of receipt of your completed application within three weeks.
Degree awarded: Master of Philosophy
Duration: 12 months (FT), 24 months (PT)
Entry requirements: Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution. In some circumstances, relevant research or professional experience may be acceptable in place of an academic qualification.
Course fees: For entry in the academic year beginning September 2013, the tuition fees are as follows:
Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.
All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.
Related website: www.dentistry.manchester.ac.uk/
Academic department: School of Dentistry
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 306 0239
How to apply:
We accept MPhil student intakes for September and July each year.
To be considered for the July 2013 intake, a completed application must be submitted by 31 January 2013. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in March 2013.
To be considered for the September 2013 intake, a completed application must be submitted by 31 March 2013. Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application in May 2013.
Applications submitted after the deadlines will not be considered.
Review programmes on offer here
Applicants will be required to have an interview which can be arranged either in person or by phone/Skype before a decision on acceptance is reached.
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Endontology research is aimed at furthering knowledge within the branch of dentistry that deals with diseases of the tooth root, dental pulp and surrounding tissues.
In the majority of cases, an MPhil degree is undertaken by candidates seeking eventual entry onto the PhD. Successful completion of the MPhil year, following the assessment of a transfer report and viva, permits progression to PhD which would then involve 2 or 4 years of further research before submission for the degree of PhD.
The supervisory team will assist the MPhil candidate throughout the study, ensuring academic objectives are met and suitable training is provided in core skills fundamental to the research.
Transferable skills training is provided by a dedicated Graduate Training Programme offered by the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences, which provides training in research methodology, critical writing skills, intellectual property, research ethics etc.
All dentistry based MPhil researchers are required to successfully complete course units in Research Methods and Biostatistics, and to participate in the Graduate Training Programme. Students are also encouraged to attend journal clubs and research meetings within the School.
Course unit details
- Research Methods Unit (15 credits): The aim is to equip students with skills related to design, execution and interpretation of clinical and clinically-related research.
Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments.
- Biostatistics Unit (15 credits): The aim is to equip students with skills related to data collection, simple analysis and interpretation of clinical and clinically-related research.
Formal assessment takes the form of two tutor-marked assignments.
Full entry requirements
Academic entry qualification overview: Applicants will be required to provide evidence of their primary dental qualification from a recognised institution. In some circumstances, relevant research or professional experience may be acceptable in place of an academic qualification.
Students whose first language is not English require one of the following:
- IELTS test 6.5 (with no less than 6.0 in the written component and no less than 5.5 in all components)
- TOEFL test: 577 paper-based (with no less than 5.5 in the TWE - Test of Written English)
- TOEFL test: 233 computer-based (with no less than 5.5 in the TWE - Test of Written English)
- TOEFL test: 90 (internet-based) (Minimum: Listening/Writing 17; Reading 18 and Speaking 20)
- Pearson Test 59-65 (with no less than 51 in each component)
This certification must be no more than 12 months old.
Advice to applicants
Applicants should provide the following:
- Two academic references - both must be signed, dated and on headed paper. References more than 12 months old will not be accepted
- Copies (not originals) of degree certificates and official academic transcripts of previous study showing the subjects taken and grades obtained. (If these are in a language other than English please provide official translations.) Note: If applicants hold a BDS from a UK University they need not provide a transcript of results but must provide a copy of the certificate
- Copies (not originals) of English Language certification if an applicant's first language is not English - IELTS, TOEFL or Pearson Test only
International Students: Please upload a copy of your current valid passport showing the photograph page with your application.
Please note: The School will not process any applications that have supporting documents missing and does not make offers conditional on the submission of supporting documents.
The School website contains extensive information on our research groups and the majority of academics have personal profiles detailing their existing work.
It is highly recommended that before applying applicants (1) review the academic staff profiles (2) identify a research theme (3) e-mail the Lead of the research area OR a selected individual with a CV and proposed research outline so it can be assessed for its academic merit (4) request they consider supervision. If encouraged, applicants can then apply formally online.
If unable to identify a possible supervisor, applicants should apply on line providing details of their research area of interest.
If specific funded projects are advertised, details on the application process and requirements will be outlined in the advertisement.
Progression and assessment
Each academic grouping holds regular meetings aimed at the following types of research activity:
- Discussing students' progress in a wider research context
- Providing a forum for staff and students to present research findings and ideas in a supportive atmosphere
- Discussing and giving advice on conference presentations and broadening awareness of student's research
- Facilitating career development opportunities beyond their MPhil
There is a detailed system to monitor the progress of MPhil students. Students must submit work at specific stages and meet with their supervisors throughout their programme. Some meetings are informal, while others are formal and documented.
The Research Methods unit and the Biostatistics unit run in the first year, and students must be successful in the assessments in order to proceed with the programme.
All students must submit a literature report at the end of the first three months (six months if part-time). Preparation is then made for the key elements of the study to be conducted to allow the development of the thesis and submission within the prescribed period of the degree programme.
Candidates also have the opportunity to transfer to PhD study following successful completion of the MPhil period and approval of an examined transfer report (subject to continued funding).
When students register, they receive a postgraduate handbook which explains the monitoring procedures in detail, including flowcharts for easy planning. This information is also available on the Faculty intranet, which students gain access to upon registration.
Students have access to dedicated postgraduate suites located within the School.
School of Dentistry
Academic department overview
See: About Us.
Research in endodontics at the School of Dentistry covers a wide range of topics and encompasses intra-School and inter-University subject areas. Studies to date include those related to endodontic imaging, biomaterials sciences related to endodontics, microbiological studies, innovative approaches to canal shaping, cross infection and sterilization procedures, image analysis and optimization technology.
There are also strong links with the Cochrane Centre for Evidence-Based Dentistry and a number of systematic reviews and critical appraisals related to endodontology have been published. All research students are strongly encouraged to present their work at national and international meetings as well as publishing in peer review journals.