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.

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Dental research at the University of Leeds

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:

  • microbiology
  • molecular biology
  • histology
  • imaging 
  • 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 [link to facilities] permits instant access to clinical samples for analysis.

We also host a Skeletal Tissues Research Bank [link to research] for skeletal tissue samples.

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Dental research at the University of Leeds

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 form 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.

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Find out more on PhD's from this helpful video made by our friends in the Faculty of Engineering.  

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.

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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.