Taught course

Dental Public Health MSc

University of Leeds · School of Dentistry

Entry requirements

A bachelor degree with 2:2 (hons) in a related subject or medical or dental degree. New graduates with limited or no work experience in a health-related area would be expected to have a 2.1 or above.


Professional qualification with 2 years' work experience.

Postgraduate experience preferred, but we will also consider elective experience or experience gained throughout degree.

We also welcome applications from graduates with a medical or dental degree.

English language requirements

IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 6.0 in each component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

Improve your English

International students who do not meet the English language requirements for this programme may be able to study our postgraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.

This pre-sessional course is designed with a progression route to your degree programme and you’ll learn academic English in the context of your subject area. To find out more, read Language for Science (6 weeks) and Language for Science: General Science (10 weeks).

If you need to study for longer than 10 weeks, read more about our postgraduate pre-sessional English course.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Applications for our September 2022 entry will open in October 2021.

Dental public health offers you the opportunity to enhance professional, clinical and academic knowledge alongside others from multi-disciplinary backgrounds around the world.

The course can equip you with the understanding and skills to manage the competing demands, resource implications and expectations inherent in providing a 21st century public dental service. It will suit dental professionals or public health professionals who want to grow their knowledge, skills and commitment to develop equitable and fair dental health services. It includes tutors from outside the university environment and with specialist knowledge and experience in oral health protection and the management of dental services locally.

Course content

This course combines a research project with taught modules. The taught modules fall into two categories:

  • Core Research Skill Theory - Introduction to Research Methodology and Ethics, Core Epidemiology, Statistical Methods and Transferable Skills 1

  • Dental Public Health and Theoretical Basis of Public Health - Principles of Dental Public Health, Health Promotion and Principles of Public Health (International).

The research dissertation you work on over both semesters allows you to develop practical research skills.

Information for international students

Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.

Fees and funding

UK students
£11,500 (total)
International students
£25,750 (total)

If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There may be help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more at Masters funding overview.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

School of Dentistry Taught Postgraduate Programme Admissions team
+44 (0)113 343 9922