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Degree awarded
Masters of Dental Public Health (MDPH)
1 year FT, 2-5 years PT or standalone course units
Entry requirements
  • A degree in dentistry or a non-clinical subject and preferably two years of working experience. Normally the non-clinical degree will be in a science or social science subject (minimum 2:1 or equivalent GPA) and the individual will be working in some area with a link to oral health.
  • The degree held must be from a recognised institution.  
  • Applicants with other qualifications, research or professional experience will be considered for admission on an individual basis, although they may be required to register for a diploma in the first instance.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Course options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Course description

This is a web-based programme hosted within the School of Dentistry at the University of Manchester. The MDPH programme provides a combination of interactive online learning and project work to help students to develop a critical evidence-based approach to planning services and improving oral health at a population level.

A number of pathways can be followed through this programme leading to different awards, as follows:

  • Master of Dental Public Health (MDPH)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Dental Public Health (PGDip DPH)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Dental Public Health (PGCert DPH)

Course units may also be taken singly.

Open days

The course will be hosting virtual online open days throughout the year, enabling registered users to ask questions about the course and have a live interactive chat with the Course Director.

To register interest to take part in an open day, (first come, first served basis) please email:


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MDPH (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £6,600
    International students: £12,000
  • MDPH (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: 733 per 15 credits and £733 for dissertation
    International students: £1,333 per 15 credits and £1,333 for dissertation
  • PGCert (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £2,932
    International students: £5,332
  • PGCert (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: 733 per 15 credits
    International students: £1,333 per 15 credits
  • PGDip (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £5,864
    International students: £10,664
  • PGDip (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: 733 per 15 credits
    International students: £1,333 per 15 credits

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Additional expenses

The course fees include all the tuition, technical support and examinations required for the course, but there are some additional costs:
  • Maximum of one text book per course unit costs approximately £30 - £50 per book. Many course units have all material on-line and no textbook
  • Communication costs for email, internet access and telephone
The residential course: this is optional and does incur extra costs for the students, including travel and accommodation for 1-2 nights

Contact details

Academic department
School of Dentistry
Contact name
MDPH/MRes Course Administrator
+44 (0)161 275 6640
Academic department overview
See: About Us.

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