Taught course

Dental Law and Ethics

University of Bedfordshire · Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Postgraduate Medical School

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 2:2 Honours degree in dentistry, dental nursing and allied dental professions and be working in the profession.

Months of entry


Course content

This unique, flexible Master’s course combines intensive study days with supported online learning. You will broaden your expertise in areas of individual interest and increase your overall knowledge of the concepts and theories that impact on dental law and ethics.

Key features

  • You will learn to make explicit links between your learning and your own practice, primarily through the assessment strategy which, allows you to select your topics for assessment tasks
  • Explore the subject with an experienced, interdisciplinary team made up of University and visiting staff, including dentists, health and social care professionals and legal professionals

Career opportunities

This course is designed to develop the skills and practices of dental care professionals with an interest in legal and ethical dental practice. You can enhance your legal role in dental practice and other settings (eg practice managers, clinical leads), indemnity organisations, primary care organisations or to legal firms as expert witnesses.

Areas of study may include:

  • Dental law in practice
  • Regulating the dental team
  • Ethical dental practice
  • Law and ethics, concepts and theories
  • Law and ethics research project

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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