Taught course

Dental Public Health, Policy and Leadership

Queen Mary, University of London · School of Medicine and Dentistry

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Entry requirements

A 2:1 or above at undergraduate level in a relevant discipline such as Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Health Sciences, Oral Health Sciences or the Social Sciences .

Professional practice gained from a wide variety of relevant backgrounds will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

This online learning MSc focuses on how we can combat the global health issues and challenges facing dental healthcare today, using strategic planning, evidence-informed decision-making and strong public health leadership.

You’ll discover how dental policy decisions are made and implemented, how to design a research study that can address issues in your healthcare setting, and what makes an effective leader.

You’ll take eight compulsory modules from the Postgraduate Diploma course and choose a specialist MSc module to gain advanced skills. You’ll also complete a dissertation, based on your research interests, in your second year.

You’ll be studying at an internationally respected institution: we’re the UK’s top-rated dental school for research impact (REF 2014). We have some of the most modern facilities in the UK: the Institute of Dentistry moved to new premises in The Royal London Hospital in 2014 – the first UK dental school to be built in 40 years.

MSc students can also attend an optional two-week summer placement in the Institute of Dentistry, as part of the non-credit bearing module Leadership and Planning in Health and Public Services. For this module, you’ll also complete an e-portfolio to record your leadership development.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Institute of Dentistry
+44 (0)20 7882 5511