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Doctoral Studies

Are you interested in research? Do you want to contribute to the scientific knowledge in the field of odontology?

Doctoral studies lay the ground for a further career in research and teaching at the university.

The Institute of odontology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, is ranked as one of the leading institutes of odontology in the world. Both preclinical and clinical research is conducted at the institute.

The purpose of doctoral studies is to give the students in-depth subject knowledge, skills in research methodology and experience of research.

As a doctoral student you are included in a research group at the institute, and you conduct your doctoral project under supervision. The programme of studies for a doctoral degree also includes doctoral courses, and participation in seminars and scientific conferences. Doctoral studies comprise 240 credits and leads to a doctoral degree. As an alternative doctoral studies may be finalised as a licentiate degree of 120 credits.

There are about 50 doctoral students at the Institute of odontology, with doctoral projects in the subjects available:

  • Behavioral and Community Dentistry
  • Cariology
  • Endodontics
  • Oral Biochemistry
  • Oral Medicine and Pathology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral Microbiology and Immunology
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Orthodontics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics/Dental Materials Science
  • Periodontology

The doctoral studies are coordinated by the faculty of health and medicine; Sahlgrenska Academy.

There are two paths to doctoral education at Sahlgrenska Academy. One is to apply, competing with other applicants, for a position as a doctoral student. In this case, the University of Gothenburg is the employer. Alternatively, you can be admitted to study for a doctoral degree while holding another position, with an employer other than the University.

Farhan Bazargani is the director of doctoral studies at the institute.

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