Introduction to Our RPG Programmes

Research LabBelow are brief descriptions of research postgraduate programmes offered by the HKU Faculty of Dentistry. Detailed programme descriptions, entry requirements, and contact details can be found in the full online Postgraduate Prospectus.

Master of Philosophy (MPhil)

Full-time (2 years) or Part-time (3 years)
MPhil programmes are offered in a range of research areas (listed below) and aim to provide basic research training that fosters the development of independent research skills. Students are expected to be highly self-motivated and to work with a supervisor in reading the literature and conducting research. The MPhil research should display some originality and demonstrate a sound understanding of the field of study and the appropriate research methods. MPhil students will be required to follow an approved course of study and research including coursework. The objective of the coursework component is to aid research work and preparation for writing the thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Full-time (4 years) or Part-time (6 years) for candidates without a research Master’s degree.
Full-time (3 years) or Part-time (4½ years) for candidates holding a research Master’s degree. PhD programmes are offered in a range of research areas (listed below) and aim to provide further research training that fosters the development of independent research skills. Students are expected to be highly self-motivated and to work with a supervisor in reading the literature and conducting research. The PhD research should be an original contribution to knowledge and worthy of publication. PhD students without a research Master’s degree will be required to follow an approved course of study and research including coursework. The objective of the coursework component is to aid research work and preparation for writing the thesis.

Specialty-based Research Areas

  • Dental Materials Science
  • Dental Public Health
  • Endodontics
  • General Dentistry
  • Implant Dentistry
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Biosciences
  • Oral Rehabilitation
  • Orthodontics
  • Paediatric Dentistry
  • Periodontology

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