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Dental Public Health (MDPH)

Learn how to plan dental services and improve oral health in populations using an evidence-based approach.

Dental Public Health (MDPH) Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Overview

Our distance learning Master of Dental Public Health course will help you enter a career in planning and delivering oral health services or conduct research in the field.

You will use a combination of interactive online learning and project work to build the knowledge and skills you need to critically assess the evidence that underlies oral health practice.

You will also learn how to use a population approach to health issues, with core course units including Biostatistics and Oral Health and Disease in Populations.

Our programme is also 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.

CPD opportunities

You can take individual units from our MDPH as standalone continuing professional development (CPD) courses. Please contact us for further details about this.

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More information on this course is below, including details of how to apply. If you would like to sign up for advice on the application process or ask a specific question, please fill in our online contact form.

Degree awarded
Dental Public Health (MSc)
Duration
1 year FT, 2-5 years PT or standalone course units
Entry requirements
  • A degree in dentistry or a non-clinical subject and preferably two years of working experience. Normally the non-clinical degree will be in a science or social science subject (minimum 2:1 or equivalent GPA) and the individual will be working in some area with a link to oral health.
  • The degree held must be from a recognised institution.  
  • Applicants with other qualifications, research or professional experience will be considered for admission on an individual basis, although they may be required to register for a diploma in the first instance.

Full entry requirements

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+44 (0)161 275 5220
How to apply
Apply online

“The induction course in Manchester was extremely helpful, as I got to meet most of the lecturers, discuss issues and put faces to the names of my online colleagues. The course itself was very interesting, well-structured and broadened my knowledge and critical thinking. 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

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Course description

This is a web-based distance-learning course that provides a combination of interactive online learning and project work to help you to develop a critical evidence-based approach to planning services and improving oral health at a population level.

A number of pathways can be followed through this programme leading to different awards, as follows:

  • Master of Dental Public Health (MDPH)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Public Health (PGDip DPH)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Public Health (PGCert DPH)

Course units may also be taken singly.

Fees

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

  • MDPH (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £9,000
    International students: £17,000
  • MDPH (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £900 per 15 credits and £1,800 for dissertation
    International students: £1,700 per 15 credits and £3,400 for dissertation
  • PGCert (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £3,600
    International students: £6,800
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £900 per 15 credits
    International students: £1,700 per 15 credits
  • PGDip (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £7,200
    International students: £13,600
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £900 per 15 credits
    International students: £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

The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and examinations required for the course, but there are some additional costs:
  • Maximum of one text book per course unit costs approximately £30 - £50 per book. Many course units have all material on-line and no textbook
  • Communication costs for email, internet access and telephone
The residential course: this is optional and does incur extra costs including travel and accommodation for 1-2 nights.