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Master of Dental Public Health at The University of Manchester
MSc Dental Public Health (MDPH)
Learn how to plan dental services and improve oral health in populations using an evidence-based approach.

MSc Dental Public Health (MDPH) / Overview

Year of entry: 2017

Degree awarded
Dental Public Health (MSc)
1 year FT, 2-5 years PT or standalone course units
Entry requirements

We require a degree in dentistry or a non-clinical science or social science subject (minimum Upper Second or equivalent GPA) from a recognised institution. You should preferably have two years of work experience and be currently working in an area with a link to oral health.

We will consider applicants with other qualifications, research or professional experience on an individual basis, although you may be required to register for the PGDip in the first instance.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

You can apply for this course by completing our online application form . See the Application and selection section for details of the supporting documents we require with your completed form.

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
PGCert N N N Y

Course overview

Anne-Marie Agius - Master of Dental Public Health

"All lecturers and tutors were very forthcoming and provided one-to-one guidance when asked questions both on the online discussion boards and/or personal emails.

"This course offered the flexibility I needed in my line of work and will help me pursue a career with the local Superintendence of Public Health."

Anne-Marie Agius / Dental Surgeon, Malta
  • Develop the skills and knowledge you need for a career in planning and delivering oral health services, or in research.
  • Learn how to critically assess the evidence that underlies oral health practice and follow a population approach to health issues.
  • Study at a university ranked 4th in the UK and in the top 25 in the world for dentistry (QS World University Rankings 2017).
  • This course is recognised as part of training in the higher speciality of Dental Public Health and as preparation for the Diploma in Dental Public Health from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
  • Benefit from flexible learning due to the online nature of the course combined with options for full or part-time study.


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MDPH (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £17,000
  • MDPH (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £900 per 15 credits and £1,800 for dissertation
    International students (per annum): £1,700 per 15 credits and £3,400 for dissertation
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £900 per 15 credits
    International students (per annum): £1,700 per 15 credits
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £900 per 15 credits
    International students (per annum): £1,700 per 15 credits

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees . Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Additional expenses

Some units may require a textbook costing approximately £30-£50. However, most course units use entirely online material rather than a textbook.

Other additional costs include communication costs for email, internet access and telephone when studying at home.

The residential course is optional and incurs extra costs including travel and accommodation for one or two nights.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
Contact name
Postgraduate Admissions Team
+44 (0)161 275 5220
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health