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What will I learn?

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.

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.

Career opportunities

Your postgraduate research degree will open up a range of career opportunities after you graduate.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
Clinical-based £45,000, non-clinical Standard £24,500, Low £25,500, Medium £32,500, High £37,500
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

The University of Manchester

Oxford Road,

Manchester,

M13 9PL, England

Entry requirements

For international students

We require applicants to hold, or be about to obtain, an Upper Second class Honours degree (or overseas equivalent) in a related subject area for entry to a PhD programme. A Lower Second class Honours degree may be considered if applicants also hold a Master's degree with a Merit classification. We require a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 overall or TOEFL (iBT) 90.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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