The University of Melbourne

Master of Philosophy - Dental Science (By Research)

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

The MPhil is an internationally recognised masters (by research) degree. It is designed for students to develop advanced skills in carrying out independent and sustained research. The thesis demonstrates a critical application of specialist knowledge and makes an independent contribution to existing scholarship in the area of research.


Candidates enrol in a thesis subject for the duration of the degree which is normally taken over 18 months full-time. All candidates are examined on the basis of their thesis (30,000-40,000 words) which is examined externally. A candidate will have appropriately experienced supervisor/s and an Advisory Committee who in consultation with the candidate, arranges a course of supervised research designed to suit the individual requirements and interests of the candidate.


  • Clinical research
  • Dental materials
  • Forensic bone biology
  • Oral infection and immunity
  • Population oral health

Standard entry requirements

A four-year bachelors degree (or a masters degree) which includes a substantial research component to at least 25% of one year full-time study. The degree to have been completed with a minimum weighted average of 80% (or University of Melbourne equivalent). The endorsement of a prospective supervisor, referee reports and a research proposal.

Study information

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