Taught course

Dental Public Health

University of Sheffield · School of Clinical Dentistry

Entry requirements

The course is suitable if you have a dental or other health-related background. You need a recognised dental degree, a 2:1 honours degree, or a relevant professional qualification with at least one year’s experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Enhance your understanding of dental public health and the major oral health problems of a community. You’ll learn how to analyse problems to develop practical solutions that protect and promote the public’s oral health. Your study will include health services research and how to apply key findings in dental public health practice.


Many of our clinical graduates go on to specialist dental practice, hospital practice or academic posts. Our established outduction programme will support you when you graduate, helping you to compete in an international job market.

Core modules

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

Your second year involves a placement in a local NHS dental public health department, where you’ll receive training in applied dental public health. You’ll create a portfolio of the work you complete.


Lectures, small group work, independent study and applied research dissertation. Parts of the course are taught with other disciplines and 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
24 months

Course contact details

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