MSc Dental Public Health
The programme is based within the the UCL Dental Public Health (DPH) Group, part of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at the UCL Institute of Epidemiology and Health Care.
The programme is designed for dentists and dental care professionals who are interested in oral health inequalities and population oral health. Other graduates keen to pursue a career in dental public health are also welcome to apply. The programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of dental public health and its application in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases. Applicants can complete the masters 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time or the option of 24 - 60 months flexibly.
Why study this degree at UCL?
Over the last 25 years over 300 dentists from around the world have successfully completed the UCL MSc in Dental Public Health. Many of these individuals (recently including Professor Paulo Goes and Dr Sara Hurley) are now senior academics or chief dentists in their home countries.
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 multidisciplinary 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.
What will I learn?
The aims of the Master's programme in Dental Public Health are to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the principles of dental public health and its application in the prevention and treatment of oral diseases.
The specific programme objectives are to enable students to:
- understand the underlying philosophy of public health and dental public health
- apply the theory and practice of epidemiology, statistics and social sciences to dental public health
- understand the principles and practice of planning and evaluating oral health promotion interventions and dental health care systems
Students following the MSc programme will complete a dissertation that develops research skills and competencies in quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Who will teach me?
Students will be taught by specialists in the field of dental public health. Please consult our staff page to find out who they are.