Research course

Dental Public Health

The University of Manchester · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

We require one of the following:

  • A recognised primary degree in a dental subject and a preferred minimum of two years' post-qualification experience;
  • A degree (minimum Lower Second) in a non-clinical science or social science subject and preferably two years of work experience in an area with a link to oral health.

In all cases, the degree held must be from a recognised institution.

Months of entry


Course content

Our web-based MRes Dental Public Health course is designed for students who want to develop skills for health services research to help improve oral health for whole populations.

This course is especially suited to those who want to go on to undertake a PhD, but have limited experience of research.

You will collaborate online with colleagues from across the world to explore practical, evidence-based approaches to care, prevention and planning services.

The course has been recognised for higher training in the specialty and confers eligibility to sit the Diploma in Dental Public Health examination of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (DDPHRCS).

Our students come from a range of occupations, including clinicians, managers, commissioners, providers or researchers. Our tutors will work with you to apply what you learn within your own context and healthcare system.

Information for international students

If you are a national of a recognised majority English-speaking country (or have a Bachelor degree or higher, including a PGDip, from a majority English-speaking country), you may not be required to show evidence of English language proficiency.

Approved majority English-speaking countries outside of the UK are:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA.

Students whose first language is not English require one of the following:

  • IELTS level 6.5 overall with level 6.0 in reading and writing specifically;
  • TOEFL minimum of 100 (Internet-based test) with 25 in reading and writing;
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade B.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Please note that you are only eligible for the Home/EU postgraduate loan if you choose the 1 year full-time or 2 year part-time master's course.

Qualification and course duration


distance learning
12-60 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 5220