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Degree awarded
Master of Research
MRes 1 yr FT, 2-5 years PT or standalone units
Entry requirements

There are two routes of entry:

  • A recognised primary degree in a dental subject and a preferred minimum of two years post qualification experience
  • A degree (minimum 2:2) in a non-clinical subject and preferably two years of working experience. Normally the degree will be in a science or social science subject and the individual will be working in some area with a link to oral health. In all cases, the degree held must be from a recognised institution.

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. The MRes 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. The MRes will develop skills for health services research and be especially suitable for those who wish to study for a PhD subsequently but have limited experience of research.

The MRes comprises 6 course units and a dissertation [180 credits]:

  • Biostatistics [15 credits]
  • Epidemiology [15 credits]
  • Evidence Based Practice [15 credits]
  • Dissertation/project [90 credits]
  • Three optional course units [15 credits each] which must include at least one of the following units:
    • Oral health and Disease in Populations
    • Implementing Strategy in Dental Services

Qualitative Research Methods [15 credits] is a prerequisite for any students planning a qualitative dissertation.

Students are advised to take at least two core course units in the first year of the course for part-time students, or in the first semester for full-time students.

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:

  • MRes (full-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £6,300
    International students: £10,400
  • MRes (part-time distance learning)
    UK/EU students: £733 per unit, dissertation £2,002
    International students: £1,333 per 15 credits, dissertation £2,402

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 approx £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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