Master of Community Oral Health (Coursework)

Name of Programme      :               Master of Community Oral Health
                                                             (programmes was started in 1994)

Mode of Programme      :               Coursework


1.       Programme Classification 

This master’s degree programme by coursework is 42 credits; 353 credits (80%) coursework and 9 credits (20%) research component. This is a one year fulltime course comprising 2 semesters and one special semester. The maximum period of candidature is 8 semesters and 4 special semesters.

2.       Admission Requirements

                (1)       Qualifications for Admission

                            Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) or equivalent recognised degree with at least two (2) years clinical experience.

                (2)      Other Requirement

                           All candidates must fulfil other requirements set by the department from time to time.

                (3)      English Language Requirement

Malaysian and Non-Malaysian candidates who have graduated from university or international institutions of higher education must fulfil the following English language requirements:

a)       A score at least Band 4 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET); OR

b)     Obtained at least Level 6 in the English Language Proficiency Programme (ELPP) offered by UMCCED; OR

c)    A minimum score of 550 (written paper), 213 (computer test) or 80 (internet test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); OR

d)      obtain at least Band 6 in the International English Language System (IELTS); OR

e)      pass an equivalent English proficiency test approved by the university


3.       Duration of Study

 This programme shall be extend over a minimum period of 2 semesters + 1 special semester and a maximum period of 8 semesters + 4 special semesters.

4.       Structure of Programme Study 

(1)          This programme comprises of nine (9) core courses and two (2) elective courses, and a research project.

a.       Core Courses:  Six (6) courses to be successfully complete and pass in the first semester, and three (3) courses to be successfully complete and pass in the second semester. 

b.    Elective Courses:  Two (2) elective courses are to be taken with the Master of Public Health candidates of Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UM. These elective courses to be successfully completed and pass in the second semester. 

c.       Research Project:  The research project is taken in the first semester up to the second semester.               

(2)          The details of each of this programme’s courses are given in the Course Proforma and Course Information as given by the department.


5.       Course Registration

The registration for courses shall be in a week prior to the commencement of each academic year.


6.       Fees Structure

 Kindly refer to updated fees structure (here)


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