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Fees and funding
Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly.
Dental Public Health MSc
The internationally renowned Dental Public Health MSc at UCL offers a challenging and innovative programme of study. Based in the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, a particular strength of the programme is the focus on exploring the application of public health philosophy to dental public health issues.
What will I learn?
Students develop a broad understanding of the philosophy of dental public health, and in particular the underlying social, economic and political determinants of health. They are able to describe and apply the key principles of the Primary Health Care Approach, and demonstrate an up-to-date knowledge of current concepts and theories.
Why should I study this degree at UCL?
UCL is one of the world's pioneering universities with a reputation for high quality research. Located in the heart of London it is a stimulating and exciting environment in which to study.
Epidemiology & Public Health is a friendly, thriving multi-disciplinary department. Staff, specialising in biology, dentistry, economics, epidemiology, medicine, psychology, public health, statistics and sociology, aim to develop a better understanding of health and prevention of ill health through vigorous research at a global, national and local level. This knowledge is applied via teaching and contributions to national and international health policy and the wider public understanding on health.
See subject website for more information:
Availability: Full-time 1 year; Part-time 2 years
Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of eight core modules (120 credits) and a project report (60 credits).
All MSc students undertake an independent research project which culminates in a report of no more than 12,000 words.
Teaching and Learning
The programme is designed to encourage maximum student participation and involvement, and is based upon small group teaching seminars, where a questioning approach is actively encouraged, enabling students to challenge the basis for current dental policy and practice. Assessment is through internal assignments, examination, oral presentation and the research dissertation.
Further details available on subject website:
Entry and application
All applicants must normally hold an approved dental or medical qualification. Applicants must be confident using computers and show evidence of numeracy (e.g. GCSE Mathematics or Statistics).
For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.
How to apply
You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps
The deadline for applications is 13 September 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines. As most of the applicants are from overseas, interviews are not conducted for admission to the programme.
Who can apply?
The programme is suitable for graduates of dentistry or medicine who wish to develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles of dental public health and its application in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases, for further research or specialist training in this field.
What are we looking for?
When we assess your application we would like to learn:
- why you want to study Dental Public Health at graduate level
- why you want to study Dental Public Health at UCL
- how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
- where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Many former students have become chief dental officers, dental public health academics and planners in their own countries.
First destinations of recent graduates include:
- UCL: PhD programme
- London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: Clinical Trials Assistant
- Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust: Project Assistant
- Kingston Practice: Dentist
- Ministry of Health: Dental Officer
- General Dental Council: Overseas Dentist Examination
- Iffley Dental Practice: Dentist
- University of Maiduguri: Lecturer
Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website: