UNIVERSITIES 

Dental Schools in the UK 

In this area, you will find information about the different dentistry schools in the UK; information such as undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, CPD courses, entry requirements for British and international students, their position in the world ranking for dental schools in 2019 , selection procedure and a bit of history of each university.  
Barts and The London  

Barts and The London Dentistry BDS 5 Years (A200) 

Dentistry | BDS (5 Years), Full time 
UCAS Code: A200, Institution Code: Q50, Campus Code: W 
UCAS application deadline: 15 October 
Dentistry 3rd - The Guardian University Guide 2017 – UK subject rankings 
1st in London for overall student satisfaction – NSS 2016dit it. 
 

Cardiff University Dentistry BDS 5 Years (A200) 

Offer the following courses: 
Dental Surgery (BDS) A200 
Dental Surgery with a preliminary year (BDS) A204 
Dental Therapy and Hygiene (BSc) B752 
Dental Hygiene (Diploma) B750 
 

King's College London - University of London 

King's Dental School is the best Dentistry school in the U.K. and 2nd best in Europe and in the world, according to the QS World University Ranking for Dental Schools 2019. Here, you can find out the entry requirements (grades, UCAT), Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes as well as Dentistry short courses for dental professionals. 
The entry requirements may vary for each dental school as well as for different programmes so it's very important you read carefully that section. There are different entry requirements such as grades (A-Level), subjects (Biology and Chemistry as well as GCSE or equivalent study of English and Maths), the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), previously known as UKCAT; and English Language requirements for international students who have not completed high school in certain countries. 
 

New Castle University UCAS Code A206 

Newcastle is one of the UK's top three universities for dentistry, offering: 
 
Expert staff, including holders of national teaching fellowships and distinguished scientist awards 
Some of the most modern and best-equipped facilities in the country 
High levels of clinical practice in our specialist clinics 
Opportunities for study abroad and intercalated study. 
 

Peninsula College of Medicine & Dentistry 

Our three core aims: outstanding clinical education; strong social engagement; and world class research feature strongly in your learning experience when you come to study dentistry with us. 
 
Undergraduate courses 
BDS Dental Surgery (Full-time) 
BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy & Hygiene (Full-time) 
 

Queen's University Belfast Dental Surgery (BDS) A200 

ENTRY YEAR: 2017 
COURSE LENGTH: 5 year(s) 
A-LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: AAA or AAA + B AS depending on A-level subjects 
FACULTY: Medicine, Health and Life Sciences 
ATTENDANCE: Full-Time 
 

University of Aberdeen BDS - 4 years 

The dental curriculum uses a variety of teaching methods including case based learning. The curriculum aims to: 
 
Build on the transferable skills that you bring. 
Encourage independence of learning and thinking using enquiry-based learning methods. 
Centre on the clinical, social and emotional needs of the patient. 
Have patient contact early in year 1 of the programme. 
Fully integrate the non-clinical sciences within the clinical curriculum. 
 

University of Birmingham 

The School of Dentistry offers three undergraduate programmes across dentistry and biomedical materials science: 
 
Undergraduate programmes: 
BDS Dental Surgery BDS A200 
BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy BSc B750 
BMedSc Biomedical Materials Science BMedSc BJ95 
 

University of Bristol 

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree at Bristol provides you with a strong set of core skills essential for contemporary clinical dental practice. 
 
UCAS code A206 
Only accept applications for dentistry through UCAS.  
Course duration 5 year(s) full-time 
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements 
Part-time study is not available on this course 
Number of applicants accepted: 71 
 

University of Central Lancashire 

Many years of experience and quality provision have informed the establishment of the BDS graduate entry dental programme within our School of Dentistry. With just 29 students in each year, there is a high staff to student ratio and 100% success rate in gaining employment on this popular course. 
 

University of Dundee 

The University of Dundee is the best place in Scotland to study Dentistry, according to the new 2017 Guardian University Rankings.: 
 
Undergraduate programmes 
Bachelor of Dental Surgery (UCAS Code A200). (5 years duration.) 
BSc in Oral Health Sciences. (3 yeard duration.) 
 

University of Edinburgh 

The BSc (Hons) in Oral Health Sciences is a four year degree programme which leads to a qualification in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy. 
Applications are made through UCAS. 
 

University of Glasgow Dentistry(pre-clin): A200 

Dentistry at Glasgow is ranked first in the UK (Complete University Guide 2016) 
UKCAT 
All applicants must complete the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). 
Candidates are selected to progress to interview based on qualifications referred to in the BDS Person Specification and UKCAT score. 
Standard academic entry requirements: AAA. 
Minimum academic entry requirements: N/A. 
 

University of Leeds 

Undergraduates programs 
Dental surgery (5 years full time, 72 UK/EU and 4 international places available) 
Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy (3 years full time, 25 UK/EU places available) 
Dental Technology (3 years full time or 4 years part time) 
Dental Nursing  
 
 

University of Liverpool 

Undergraduate courses 
Combined Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy 
Dental Surgery BDS (UCAS code: A200) 
Dental Surgery BDS (Graduate Entry Pathway) UCAS code: A201 
 

University of Manchester 

Degree awarded: BDS 
Duration: 5 years 
Typical A-level offer AAA including Biology and Chemistry. 
Number of places/applicants: 68/824 
How to apply: Applications for this course are made through UCAS 
Please refer to our Application process page for guidance 
 
UCAS course codeA206  
UCAS institution code M20 
 

University of Sheffield 

Undergraduate courses 
Bachelor of Dental Surgery 
Diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy 
 
 
 
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