Researching with us
Research in one of the country’s leading dental schools with an outstanding international reputation
The School of Dentistry’s goal in research is to provide a complementary combination of research strengths to meet the international priority needs for translational and clinical research in dentistry. As the School of Dentistry is within the Faculty of Medicine and Health at Leeds, you'll study as part of the Faculty Graduate School.
Our excellence in clinical research is underpinned by outstanding basic dental science.
Outstanding facilities for research
We offer great opportunities for high quality research training in both basic dental science and clinical dentistry, with dedicated in-house laboratories for:
- molecular biology
- materials science
- biochemistry laboratories
Dedicated tissue culture and bioengineering facilities are also available for research in tissue engineering and stem cell biology. The Dental Translational and Clinical Research Unit permits instant access to clinical samples for analysis.
We also host a Skeletal Tissues Research Bank for skeletal tissue samples.
Internationally recognised staff
Our staff are internationally recognised for the quality of their research. Through our different research degrees, they combine their specialist disciplinary insight with an understanding of how best to support you through your research work, making sure you get the most from the experience. Together we offer exciting and innovative postgraduate programmes in a lively and supportive environment.
Our research degrees
We offer a breadth of options when it comes to your final qualification, each with a slightly different emphasis and implication for your journey through your studies, from our professional doctorates and our integrated PhD. Find out more about the array of research degree options we offer.
Award-winning career support
Within the school of Dentistry and across the University we offer exceptional career support. With our award-winning career centre and our comprehensive Leeds for Life career initiative, you’ll be perfectly positioned to make the most of your advanced qualification when it comes to the transition into your chosen career.
An important part of Leeds for Life is our Leeds Network, a network of Leeds alumni which spans hundreds of professions and with representation in over 200 countries. This is a valuable resource for our research postgraduates, providing the opportunity to build connection in industry and learn about the successful paths of previous graduates in your field.
A welcoming environment
Based in the heart of the exciting modern city of Leeds, our campus is a welcoming and comfortable place for students from all over the world. Our dedicated postgraduate accommodation and the variety of societies offered mean that you’ll quickly feel at home.
Find out more about what to expect of life in the city of Leeds.
We are international
Each year over 9,000 international students choose to study with us — meaning we're one of the most diverse universities in the United Kingdom.
Find out more about the benefits of studying at Leeds as an international student.