Taught course

Dental Public Health

University of Sheffield · School of Clinical Dentistry

Entry requirements

A dental or medical degree, preferably with at least one year’s postgraduate experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Develop an in-depth understanding of dental public health practice. Apply your understanding to the challenges in the delivery, planning and management of health services. You’ll learn how to critically analyse problems and find practical solutions that protect and promote oral health.

A Distance Learning (DL) version of this course is also available. If you’re too busy for a full-time course, DL allows you to study at home via the internet.


Graduates work for dental service providers and other healthcare organisations, NGOs, universities and the NHS.

Core modules

Introduction to Public Health; Dental Public Health: foundations and theory; Health Promotion; Dental Public Health: application and critique; Research Methods in Clinical Dentistry; Current Concepts in Dentistry; Sociology of Public Health; Introduction to Statistics; Dissertation.


Lectures, small group work, independent study and applied research dissertation. Parts of the course are taught with students from other programmes. This creates a rich and lively environment for your learning.


Formal examinations, coursework assignments, dissertation.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
+44 (0)114 271 7884