Taught course

Dental Public Health

The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

There are two routes of entry: A recognised primary degree in a dental subject and a preferred minimum of two years post qualification experience A degree (minimum 2:2) in a non-clinical subject and preferably two years of working experience. Normally the degree will be in a science or social science subject and the individual will be working in some area with a link to oral health. In all cases, the degree held must be from a recognised institution.

Months of entry


Course content

This is a web-based programme hosted within the School of Dentistry at the University of Manchester. The MRes 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. The MRes will develop skills for health services research and be especially suitable for those who wish to study for a PhD subsequently but have limited experience of research.

The MRes comprises 6 course units and a dissertation (180 credits):

Biostatistics [15 credits]
Epidemiology [15 credits]
Evidence Based Practice [15 credits]
Dissertation/project [90 credits]
Three optional course units [15 credits each] which must include at least one of the following units:
Oral health and Disease in Populations
Implementing Strategy in Dental Services
Qualitative Research Methods [15 credits] is a prerequisite for any students planning a qualitative dissertation.

Students are advised to take at least two core course units in the first year of the course for part-time students, or in the first semester for full-time students.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English require a minimum of IELTS 7 with no less than 7 in the written component, TOEFL 600 paper-based, TOEFL 250 computer-based or TOEFL 100 IBT. This certification must be no more than 12 months old.

Fees and funding

Please visit the University website for funding information.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-60 months
full time
12 months
part time
24-60 months


distance learning
12-60 months


distance learning
12-60 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Administrator
0161 275 6640