UK Dentistry Courses
Introduction to Dentistry
Dentistry is one of the most competitive courses in the UK, generally lasting up to five years. It is a demanding course in which undergraduates gradually develop their technical skills on a base of academic teaching about the biology of the human body and, more specifically, the still developing science behind dentistry.
Clinical work usually begins in the second year, with the first few terms spent in pre-clinical study with the emphasis on the basic medical sciences and subjects like anatomy, physiology, oral biology and biochemistry. This academic work continues throughout the course but after the first year students will also start developing their dental skills under supervision. Work typically begins in a teaching hospital, but can also involve periods spent in community dental practices.
Careers in Dentistry
Denistry graduates can expect careers as dental nurses, dental hygienists, dental therapists, dental tachnicians and dental support.
What are the entry requirements for Dentistry?
3 As at A-level, an IB of 38 or equivalent and an IELTS score of at least 7.0 is the academic standard required for Dentistry. In many cases you will need to have studied chemistry and biology, and will also need good eyesight.
You will have to pass an interview and also sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT). This test helps universities make their decision about who to accept among the many highly skilled applicants. It ensures candidates have the correct mental and professional attitude to be a success in their dentistry career.
Entry requirements do vary from one institution to the next, and we can help find the right Dentistry course for you with our experienced consultants. Graduate entry courses usually last for five years, but accelerated four-year courses are available for candidates with a 2:1 or better in a degree with a large element of biology or chemistry. Some dental schools admit graduates in any subject as long as A-levels in sciences have been passed with high grades.
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Where can I study Dentistry?
To learn more about some of the best Dentistry universities in the UK, please find details on the top ten ranking Dentsitry universities:
- University of Dundee
- Queen Mary, University of London
- Queen's University Belfast
- University of Aberdeen
- King's College London
- University of Glasgow
- University of Leeds
- University of Sheffield
- University of Birmingham
- University of Bristol
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