PhD/MPhil Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery / Programme details

Year of entry: 2020

Programme description

Our PhD/MPhil Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery programme enables you to undertake a research project that will improve understanding of Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery.

The Oral and Maxillo-Facial Surgery research group undertakes health services research that offers best evidence for improving surgical practice, particularly in the areas of postoperative pain and oral implantology, but also in some other areas.

Clinical pain studies developed from systematic reviews have investigated intraoperative local analgesia and postoperative systemic analgesic strategies.

These studies are crucial in providing the evidence for changing clinical practice and improving the pain management for patients after surgery.

Professor Paul Coulthard leads the group, and he is part of a team that has written a comprehensive series of Oral Implant Cochrane Systematic Reviews, which provides a reliable summary of the global scientific evidence for best practice and the foundation for future implant research. These reviews are continually being restructured and updated.

Special features

Training and development

All of our postgraduate research students attend the Doctoral Academy Training Programme delivered by the Centre for Academic and Researcher Development (CARD).

The programme provides key transferable skills in areas such as commercial awareness, academic writing and public engagement. This training equips our postgraduates with the tools to progress beyond their research degree into influential positions within academia, industry and consultancy.

The emphasis is on enhancing skills critical to developing early-stage researchers and professionals, whether they relate to effective communication, disseminating research findings and project management skills.

See the  training and development  page for more information.

Teaching and learning

PhD/MPhil programmes are based on individual research projects that last three to four years (PhD) or one year (MPhil), working with a specific Primary Supervisor and Co-Supervisor(s).

Applicants are specifically matched with a Primary Supervisor and individual project based on their research interests and background.

Scholarships and bursaries

Funded programmes and projects are promoted throughout the year. Funding is available through UK Research Councils, charities and industry. We also have other internal awards and scholarships for the most outstanding applicants from within the UK, EU and overseas. For more information on available the types of funding we have available, please visit the funded programmes and funding opportunities pages.

What our students say

Find out more about what it's like to study at Manchester on the  Doctoral Academy Blog .

Facilities

You will have access to a range of research and learning facilities across the University and at some of our partner organisations.

Disability support

Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service. Email: dass@manchester.ac.uk