Endodontology PhD - Study details
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Each academic grouping holds regular meetings aimed at the following types of research activity:
- Discussing students' progress in a wider research context
- Providing a forum for staff and students to present research findings and ideas in a supportive atmosphere
- Discussing and giving advice on conference presentations and broadening awareness of student's research
- Facilitating career development opportunities beyond their PhD
There is a detailed system to monitor the progress of PhD students. Students must submit work at specific stages and meet with their supervisors throughout their course. Some meetings are informal, while others are formal and are documented.
The Research Methods unit and the Biostatistics unit run in the first year, and students must be successful in the assessments in order to proceed with the programme.
All students must submit a literature report at the end of the first three months (six months if part-time). They must then submit a continuation report at the end of 11 months (23 months if part-time) which must be of the quality and style of a masters thesis and which is accompanied by a viva examination.
When students register, they receive a postgraduate handbook which explains the monitoring procedures in detail, including flowcharts for easy planning. This information is also available on the Faculty intranet, which students gain access to upon registration.
Students have access to dedicated postgraduate suites located within the School.