Oral Health & Disease in Populations (CPD) / Entry requirements

Year of entry: 2023

Academic entry qualification overview

No prior detailed knowledge of dentistry, the NHS or service planning is assumed. Additional support will ensure that students without this experience will not be disadvantaged in their ability to take and pass the unit.

English language

If you are a national of a recognised majority English-speaking country (or have an undergraduate degree or higher, including a PGDip, from a majority English-speaking country issued within the last 36 months) then you are not required to show evidence of English language proficiency.

Approved majority English-speaking countries outside of the UK are:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Jamaica
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • USA

Students whose first language is not English require one of the following (with certification no more than 12 months old in all cases):

  • IELTS level 7.0 overall with level 7.0 in reading and writing specifically;
  • TOEFL minimum of 100 (Internet-based test) with 25 in reading and writing;
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English Grade B.

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.