Dental Therapy BSc (Hons)

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Entry Requirements

Prior to applying for a place on the Dental Therapy BSc (Hons) course, applicants should read the Dental Therapy BSc (Hons) (B750) admissions document 2022 (PDF)

Do you accept A level resit applications for Dental Therapy?

Applications from those who have taken resit exams will be considered, however priority will be given to those who have completed their study in one sitting after two years of study.

Will it affect my application if I retake some of my A level modules but still complete my A levels in 2 years?

Module resits taken within the normal 2 year A level period e.g. an AS module retaken in the A2 year would be acceptable.

I do not have the GCSEs or A levels listed on the website will I still be considered for undergraduate study?

No, applications are only considered if all academic criteria is met.

If I accept an offer to another degree ie; biomedical, pharmacy can I transfer onto the Dental Therapy course?

No we do not accept transfers onto the BSc.

I have not achieved good grades in my AS exams does this matter?

We do not consider AS levels when looking at applications

Will it affect my application if I resit AS exams because my grades are not good?

If you do the resits while studying for your A levels then this will not affect your application.


A level requirements3 A-levels at grade ABB or above one of which must be biology. Pending A-level qualifications will be considered. We do not consider AS level grades when making decisions. (this is the typical entry requirement) for this course.

General Studies is not considered for this course.

Subject requirementsA level Biology is required. The third subject may be anything from the arts or sciences, although General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies and applied A levels are not accepted. Requirements in respect of GCSEs must also be met (see Admissions document).

For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended DiplomaNot accepted
International Baccalaureate33 points in total with subjects at higher level 6, 5, 5 to include Biology
Irish Leaving CertificateWould be considered
Scottish Higher/Advanced HigherABB to include Biology
Welsh Baccalaureate AdvancedNot accepted
Access Applicants offering Access to Higher Education Diplomas should present from courses with significant Biology and Chemistry content at level 3. Candidates are expected to achieve distinction in 45 credits at level 3. For the full Access course requirements please see the Admissions document.
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Work Experience Requirements

Evidence required

Duty Of Care Requirements

The University 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's Occupational Health Service. This includes some obligatory immunisations and blood tests, in line with recommendations from the Department of Health. All students also need to undergo an enhanced DBS check before admittance to the programme.

Alternative entry requirements

Contextual admissions

We are committed to supporting under-represented groups to access higher education through our use of contextual data in admissions. This means that certain specified groups who may have experienced barriers to their education may be made an offer with up to a two grade reduction from our standard offer. Please note that some exceptions apply. Read the detail on our contextual admissions strategy to find out more.