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Doctor of Philosophy in the Sydney Dental School


The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) is a research degree in which students undertake supervised research leading to the production of a thesis.

The PhD in the Sydney Dental School is aimed at those who intend to pursue research careers in oral health care or a related field.

Fields of study include:

  • Dental Material Science
  • Endodontics
  • Fixed Prosthodontics
  • Occlusion
  • Oral Medicine and Oral Pathology
  • Oral and Maxiofacial Surgery
  • Oral Biology
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontics
  • Public Health Dentistry
  • Removable Prosthodontics
  • Tooth Conservation

The Rules governing the degree of Doctor of Philosophy are the University of Sydney (Higher Degree by Research) Rule 2011) and the Thesis and Examination of Higher Degree by Research Policy 2015.

The most recent versions of these rules are found the Policy Register