Doctor of Dental Public Health

Name of Programme      :               DOCTOR OF DENTAL PUBLIC HEALTH
                                                             (programmes was started in 2013)

Mode of Programme      :               MIX-MODE (COURSEWORK & DISSERTATION)


1.       Program Classification

This doctorate’s Degree program is a three-year fulltime program by coursework and research with a total of 86 credits; Part I: 22 credits of coursework and Part II: 64 credits of research. The coursework will be taught in the first 3 semesters with the internship will be conducted in the special semester of the first year. The research component will begins from semester 3 up to semester 6 of the program.

2.       Admission Requirements

                (1)          Qualifications for Admission

A Master of Community Oral Health, University of Malaya with a minimum CGPA 3.0 or  equivalent recognized qualifications approved by the Senate.

                (2)          Other Requirement

Candidates with qualifications other than Master of Community Oral Health, University of Malaya must pass an entrance test, interview and 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 of Band 4 for Malaysian University English Test (MUET); OR

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

c)      A minimum score of 550 for a total based on the paper, a score of 213 for a total based on the computer or a score of 80 for a total based on the internet for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL); OR

d)      Obtain a Band 6 for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

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 six (6) semesters and a maximum period of twelve (12) semesters.

4.       Structure of Programme Study

                (1)          This programme comprises of five (5) core courses and one (1) elective course, and a research project:

                          a)            Core Courses:    Three (3) Faculty’s core courses, one (1) core course from Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, UM and an internship training will have to be completed and passed with a GPA of at least 3.0 each in the first year of study (semester I, semester II & special semester).

                          b)            Elective Courses:     One (1) elective course will be taken along with the candidates of Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, UM. The elective course will have to be successfully completed and pass in the second semester with a GPA of at least 3.0 or above.

                (2)          The details of each of the courses are described in the student`s handbook provided 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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