Postgraduate research opportunities

Browse through our research degree opportunities to find funded projects and scholarships. These opportunities are awarded on the basis of academic merit and are very competitive, so it is important you make enquiries and apply as early as possible. If you have already secured funding, we have a range of non-funded projects available.

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Competition funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Investigating the effect of implant surface treatments on cell attachment using AFM UK and EU Friday 29 March 2019.
Bacterial cell structure and interactions in dual-species oral biofilm models UK and EU Friday 29 March 2019
Disease trajectories and healthcare burden of periodontal disease UK and EU Friday 29 March 2019
Evaluation of an early-years intervention to improve young children’s oral health UK and EU Friday 29 March 2019.
Gene-mediated differentiation of mesenchymal precursor cells for the identification of novel morphogenic gene therapeutics UK and EU Friday 29 March 2019.
Multiple sclerosis elucidating the relationship of oral health – microbiome – inflammation during relapse UK and EU Friday 29 March 2019
Periodontal inflammation as an initiator of Rheumatoid Arthritis UK and EU Friday 29 March 2019
Precision of a novel and affordable optical facebow UK and EU Friday 29 March 2019
Rapid characterization of oral microbial profiles using artificial intelligence UK and EU Friday 29 March 2019.
The role of nanoscale interactions in (atelo)collagen hydrogels with varied protein organisation UK and EU Friday 29 March 2019

Self-funded PhD projects

Title Subject area Eligibility Deadline
Atomic force microscopy studies of bacterial interactions involved in dental caries Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Atomic force microscopy studies of the molecular mechanisms of nested genes related to tooth formation Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Digital manufacturing of complete dentures Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
IGF axis regulation of matrix mineralisation of dental stem cell populations Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Immunological complicity in evolution of potentially malignant oral lesions Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Investigating the genetic association between systemic disease and oral health through genome-wide association study Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Investigation of matrix-mineral interactions of enamel formation in Amelogenesis Imperfecta Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Metabolic labelling approach for the incorporation of functional groups in therapeutic DNA enabling advanced payload delivery strategies in peptide-based gene delivery Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Mimicking microenvironment for controlling stem cell behaviour to enhance tissue engineering efficacy Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Oral health and cognitive function in old age Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Osteochondral tissue engineering using novel epigenetic approaches and multi-layered cell sheet technology Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Peptide-based matrix gene delivery for tissue regeneration and anti-microbial therapy targeting periodontal disease Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Sugar and tooth decay – is it ‘too much’ or ‘too often’? Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
The potential use of bioactive peptides from food and waste as anti-cariogenic agents Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Transient arrest of cell ageing during amplification of human cells in culture Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details
Understanding the causes of developmental tooth defects using a high-throughput genomic screening approach Worldwide (International, UK and EU) Please contact us for further details