This full-time programme is studied over three years. The operative techniques training takes place in a purpose-built clinical skills laboratory. Clinical training is integrated into and complements the taught modules of the programme.
Prior to applying for a place on the BSc in Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy programme, applicants should read the admissions document.
Applications should be made through UCAS by 15th January 2019. Late applications will not be considered. It is the applicant’s responsibility to complete the UCAS form fully and failure to do so will result in rejection. It is particularly important to enter all qualifications taken, including those failed. Factors that are assessed on an application form include:
- Academic attainments, to ensure that they meet the minimum entry criteria.
- Predicted grades for examinations/degrees still to be taken or awarded and only those applicants likely to achieve the entry criteria are invited for interview.
- The Personal Statement is assessed to ensure that the applicant has knowledge of and insight into the profession with emphasis on work experience/observation. Applicants must demonstrate motivation and commitment to a career in dentistry. Candidates are expected to show a range of skills and it is desirable on all dental programmes that candidates have completed a period of work experience/shadowing in a local dental practice or hospital and preferably in more than one establishment. Evidence of a caring attitude and awareness of the values embedded within the NHS constitution is also sought. Further advice on personal statements is available on the UCAS website.
- References should be clearly supportive and preferably indicate that the applicant has the necessary attributes for the chosen career. An academic reference should be supplied whenever possible.
We do not require applicants to take any aptitude tests, e.g. UKCAT or BMAT.
Department Key Facts
Number of first year students
92 Year One undergraduates in 2017
98% are employed or in further study within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015/16)
Why this subject?
Enjoy tuition from practising clinicians
You’ll be taught by our most experienced practising clinicians, so you can be confident you’ll graduate as the complete dental professional.
Benefit from supportive, research informed and innovative learning
We are based in the Institute of Clinical Sciences and the Institute’s research directly influences your teaching. Our unique online assessment system lets you plan your study, review progress, get feedback and log your own impressive e-portfolio of work. This responsibility for your personal learning and progress, and for the management of your patients’ care, are all vital skills for your career.
Study in leading facilities
Your clinical training is complemented by learning suites that feature simulation and interactive technology, including 160 clinical dental chairs, a dental hospital which manages over 60,000 patient attendances, and a £7 million research facility.
Strengthen your career with hands-on experience
We focus on developing your ability to provide holistic patient care in the context of the primary care services. Our problem-based approach and excellent network of clinical placements mean that, alongside academic and professional skills, you will gain practical experience and apply your knowledge early in your studies, preparing you to become an excellent dentist from day one.