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University of Sydney (USYD)

  • 36% international / 64% domestic

Doctor of Philosophy (Dentistry)

  • Doctorate (PhD)

At the University of Sydney School of Dentistry, our aim is to put the mouth into health.

Key details

Degree Type
Doctorate (PhD)
Course Code
RPPHDDNT1000, 006434C
Study Mode
In person
International Fees
$46,500 per year

About this course

At the University of Sydney School of Dentistry, our aim is to put the mouth into health. Our research strengths include microbial pathogenicity, biomaterials, implant technology, tissue regeneration and minimal intervention therapies for management of caries. This course is aimed at those who intend to pursue academic careers in oral health or a related field and can be undertaken in a range of dental specialisations.

Studying at Sydney Dental School provides a unique opportunity for collaborative research and interaction with other health disciplines. Across the University there are exciting collaborative research projects actively pursued.

The Sydney Dental School offers the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) undertaken in one of a range of dental specialisations or disciplines. The PhD is aimed at those who intend to pursue academic careers in oral health. This is a research-based degree in which students undertake supervised research in the discipline of dentistry. The four-year, full-time program offers students the chance to work with a supervisor who, through their own research, is actively contributing to the development of new knowledge and understanding in the field of dentistry.

The PhD comprises research and writing toward a thesis of 80,000 words. Candidates are not normally required to attend classes or to undertake coursework units of study, with the thesis being the only or major examinable assessment requirement for the degree. PhD students are based primarily at the Westmead Centre for Oral Health and Sydney Dental School and benefit from their peers, teachers and the wider health community that is accessible through the University. Join the Sydney Dental School and help us to put the mouth into health.

Entry requirements

Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Surry Hills

Course structure

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Dentistry courses at University of Sydney (USYD).
75.3%
Overall satisfaction
72.5%
Skill scale
57.5%
Teaching scale
87.8%
Employed full-time
$120k
Average salary