Entry requirements

Other department specific information

  • We use GCSE grades, or equivalent, when shortlisting for interview so it is important to provide full details of these examinations and failure to do so will lead to rejection of the application.
  • There should be evidence of recent academic endeavour i.e. in the last 2 years.
  • We are unable to accept applications from individuals who are enrolled on another university degree course unless that course will be completed, and the results known, by the end of August prior to the start of the dental course. If an applicant has commenced a degree but not completed it, full details of the circumstances for non-completion should be submitted to by 15th January 2018.
  • The School of Dentistry tries to accommodate students with disability or learning support needs, but it can only accept students who would be able to practise dentistry without detriment to patients. Students who have a disability that is likely to significantly affect their ability to practise dentistry, or who will need significant support to enable them to do so, are encouraged to write to the admissions tutor at to discuss this informally in the first instance. As far as possible, admissions procedures are kept separate from Fitness to Train assessments which are carried out by the University Occupational Health Department for all students entering the School.
  • The School of Dentistry has an obligation to undertake health screening of all prospective dental students. Any offer of a place is conditional on completion of a health questionnaire and a satisfactory assessment of fitness to train from the University Occupational Health Service. This includes some obligatory immunisations and blood tests, in line with recommendations by the Department of Health.
  • All potential students also need to undergo an enhanced DBS check before admittance to the programme.

Applicants are advised to check the website for the latest information prior to application and throughout the admissions cycle.