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Course summary

The programme challenges you to think critically about oral health at population level. Subjects covered include the philosophy and principles of dental public health; the major health problems of a community (and their determinants); the organisation and delivery of oral health services; research methods, epidemiology and statistics; methods of control and prevention of oral and dental diseases; planning and evaluation for oral health; and social and behavioural sciences as applied to dentistry.

Assessment method

Assessment is by written examination; one practical module, involving written, practical and oral examinations; one research module, involving the submission of a research project report including a literature review.


Entry requirements

An Honours degree (2.1 or above) in a relevant subject plus an interest in the following: dental public health; community dentistry; preventive programmes; health promotion; special needs care; evidence of experience of research, report writing or relevant knowledge.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9990 Year 1
England £9990 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9990 Year 1
Scotland £9990 Year 1
Wales £9990 Year 1
International £26550 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Sponsorship information

Overseas students apply for scholarships from the World Health Organisation, or the British Council or the Association of Commonwealth Universities; overseas applicants must apply in their own countries to the appropriate organisation.

Dental Public Health at King's College London, University of London - UCAS