Taught course

Dental Public Health

The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

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.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a web-based programme hosted within the School of Dentistry at the University of Manchester. The MDPH programme provides a combination of interactive online learning and project work to help students 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.

Information for international students

If first language is not English, a minimum IELTS of 6.5 with 6 in the written component; TOEFL 575 paper-based, 230 computer-based or 90 iBT. Sat in last 12months.

Fees and funding

Please visit the University Website for information on funding.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-60 months


distance learning
12-60 months


distance learning
12-60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
0161 275 6640