Dental Therapy BSc (Hons)

Key information

  • Course length: 3 years
  • UCAS code: B750
  • Year of entry: 2021
  • Typical offer: A-level : ABB / IB : 33 / BTEC : Not accepted

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 (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 offer3 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.
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
EU entry requirementsEU Qualifications
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.
International entry informationYour country
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.

Mature students and access courses

Studying for a degree later in life can be highly rewarding and our mature students are among some of our most successful. However, we appreciate that it is a big step for you to take, and that you’ll have lots of questions that you’ll want to discuss with us. We’re here to help, so please do get in touch.

Our Mature Students and Access courses pages contain lots of information and, importantly, a point of contact to talk things through with you.

Other Qualifications

If your qualifications are not listed here or you are taking combinations of qualifications please contact us for details.

General Studies

Most (see exceptions below) of our non-clinical programmes welcome General Studies as an A level upon which we will make an offer.

General Studies is not considered for:

  • Diagnostic Radiography
  • Dentistry
  • Life Sciences
  • Management School
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Orthoptics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiotherapy
  • Veterinary Science