Master Dental Public Health (MDPH)

School of Clinical Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

Dental professionals from all over the world come to Sheffield for postgraduate courses that enhance their careers.

The course is well organised, all sessions are interactive and very informative. I love lab sessions where I can improve my clinical skills by practising on extracted teeth and a model jaw. The supervisors are very helpful and their feedback helps me increase my knowledge and improve my skills.

Musliana Binti Mustaffa, DClinDent Endodontics

About the course

Course description 2017

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.

Archana Singh, postgraduate in the School of Clinical Dentistry

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 Health and Illness
  • Introduction to Statistics; Dissertation


You’ll learn from 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.

Course duration

  • 1 year full-time
  • 2 years part-time

Entry requirements

You need a primary university dental degree from a recognised institution, and a minimum of two years’ post-qualification clinical experience.

You must also meet our health and Disclosure and Barring Service requirements for clinical courses.

English language requirements

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

Entry requirements for international students

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