Oral Radiology MPhil
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Progression and assessment
Applicants within this dental theme would be based within the Oral Radiology and Imaging Research Group. 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/PhD
There is a detailed system to monitor the progress of PhD and MPhil students. Students must submit work at specific stages and meet with their supervisors throughout their course. Some meetings are informal, while others are formal and documented.
The Research Methods and Biostatistics units 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 year where possible.
Candidates also have the opportunity to transfer to PhD study following successful completion of the MPhil year 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.