Queen Mary University of London

Course Introduction

Dental Public Health focuses on preventing oral diseases and improving the oral health of populations. Addressing the major oral health issues and the global challenges facing dental care systems in the current political economy requires strategic planning, evidence-informed decision-making and strong public health leadership.

The new online Dental Public Health, Policy and Leadership Postgraduate Certificate aims to give students a clear understanding of the principles and practice of Dental Public Health using interactive and innovative teaching methods that cover the following foundational topics: Dental Public Health and Policy; Assessing Oral Health and Diseases in Populations; Evidence-Based Dentistry; Prevention and Oral Health Promotion. This course is for: Dentists and Dental Care Professionals; Public health practitioners and advisors; Health promoters; Health service managers; Anyone with an interest in public health, dental service planning and policy making.

Assessment is via a range of methods including weekly quiz-style questions, written coursework, Adobe Connect oral presentations and timed examinations at a designated examination venue in your home country.

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,100 Home Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £3,100 European Fees
1 year
Distance Learning
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert £5,850 Overseas Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Domestic entry requirements: Students will need: a recognised undergraduate degree at the level of 2:1 or higher or international equivalent; Degree disciplines such as Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, health sciences, oral Health Sciences, Public Health or social sciences will be considered. We acknowledge professional practice gained from a wide variety of relevant backgrounds.
  • International entry requirements: Students need to have an overall IELTS score of 6.5 including 6.5 in all four components or equivalent if their first language is not English
  • IELTS score: 6.5