Careers and employability

Our career guidance has helped place us 9th in the UK for graduate recruitment. With our range of support and opportunities, you'll be ideally equipped to take your next steps into your chosen career.

Career paths after your Masters

Our courses combine specialist clinical training with a focus on transferable skills to open up a variety of options after graduation. Each of our courses offers its own possibilities. 

Clinical dentistry 

Both the implant and restorative courses are designed to develop the higher level skills needed by practitioners of dentistry looking to be leaders in their professions. Combining specialist clinical knowledge with research insight, these courses convert diploma qualifications into a Masters degree and help set you apart from the competition.

Dental public health

The transferable and research skills gained through dental public health provide an ideal platform for a career in a range of areas within the field of dentistry. These vary from government offices to health service planning, health agencies and progression through academia and teaching.

Paediatric dentistry

Paediatric dentistry provides you with the specialist preparation needed for a path into primary or secondary paediatric dentistry. Additionally, some of our graduates also go on to further study taking PhD qualifications, or working in academia.

Advanced dental practice

Advanced dental practice offers a unique combinations of extensive advanced clinical experience, while remaining broad in its overall scope. It provides you with the chance to hone your skills in many core competencies of dental practice, making you a stand-out candidate for a career in various areas in both the public and private dental sector.

Oral surgery

Our oral surgery course offers a wealth of hands-on clinical experience to make sure you establish the necessary skills to flourish as a practitioner. By upskilling your core competences, this course will help you stand out with employers looking for dental practitioners with advanced surgical experience. 

Digital dentistry

Digital dentistry provides an excellent platform for a career in a growing discipline within modern dentistry. The course is designed to develop your higher level skills as you work with the latest technological methods and build the necessary grounding within this new field. Whether your future career is in laboratory work or using digital technologies in a clinical environment, digital dentistry will prepare you for your next steps.

Award winning career support

We offer you effective career support throughout your Masters study to make sure that you're on the right track to your chosen career. Through our Leeds for Life initiative, you will meet your personal supervisor, who will be able to offer guidance and career support tailored to your needs. Our award winning careers centre is also on hand to see that you make the most of the opportunities that the University offers, from opportunities to build your experience to helping you create the perfect CV for your career path. 

From Masters to PhD

Your Masters may be a step on the way to attaining your PhD. This is especially true if you're part of the Dentistry Clinical Academic Training pathway.

Our research-led teaching eases this transition with the breadth of course options available meaning you'll be well prepared for your specialism.

Before you apply through our online system, we recommend you discuss your options with one of our academic staff during your Masters or our friendly admissions team.

This means we can offer further support and guidance with your application, including your project proposal.

Discover more about studying for a PhD at the School of Dentistry.