Dental Hygiene at Bangor University - UCAS

Bangor University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Bangor University (Prifysgol Bangor)

Dental Hygiene

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Course summary

Dental hygienists are registered dental professionals who help patients maintain their oral health by preventing and treating periodontal disease and promoting good oral health practice. Dental hygienists can undertake a wide range of activities within their scope of practice, including scaling and polishing, care delivery planning, oral health promotion and application of topical fluoride and fissure sealants. This exciting new programme will provide you with the knowledge and skills to successfully graduate as a registered dental hygienist as recognised by the General Dental Council. Dental hygienists can continue to develop their practice after registration. It is possible to specialise in patient groups such as the older person or those with additional needs. Many hygienists continue to become dental therapists, or diversify into education or other related fields such as orthodontics. The opportunities and choices are wide ranging and offer a rewarding career with many options for supported development. You will gain practical experience through diverse clinical placements in a range of primary and secondary care settings across North Wales, including dental practices and hospital wards. Efforts will be made to locate you in a placement close to your term time address, however there is an expectation of a willingness to travel should the placement require it. Placements will be conducted across the academic year alongside the taught components of the programme. Throughout these placements you will receive mentorship from trained supervisors. You will also be given increased responsibility and independence as your clinical skills, knowledge and experiences grow. You will be taught in an interprofessional environment alongside students from nursing, radiography, midwifery, and physiotherapy. In these interprofessional modules you will learn topics that are common across a range of heath sectors, giving a broad understanding of how healthcare is integrated across a range of professional domains. The programme is led by dedicated dental hygiene tutors within the School of Medical and Health Sciences. You will have access to a state-of-the-art phantom head facility, lecture theatres and IT infrastructure. Tuition Fees Covered If you are considered a home UK student for tuition fees who can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme and claim for a £1,000 bursary contribution towards living costs. Full details are available on our NHS funding page. Flexibility in where and how you study Bangor University has campuses in Bangor and at and is currently investing in regional learning hubs, giving you choice as to where to access your learning to suit your individual circumstances. Many of the taught components of the course are delivered via a blended learning approach which allows some elements to be accessed online, both when being delivered live and as on demand online resources. Elements of the course can be available through the medium of Welsh and you’ll be supported to access the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol incentives.  Student IT Bursary Bangor University in partnership with HEIW will ensure that access to technology is not a barrier for suitably qualified applicants wanting to pursue a career in healthcare. Under this scheme applicants to this course are eligible for a £400 bursary (T&Cs apply) to support the purchase of a computer if they are resident in one of the lowest 20% (areas 1-382) of the Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation. You can see if your postcode qualifies you on the Welsh Government's website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry Process for Professional Courses: All applicants must satisfy a range of entry criteria, please see the NMC’s Standards for Preregistration Nursing Education. NMC entry requirements include demonstrating good health and good character. The School requires all candidates to undertake an enhanced criminal record check and other requirements for demonstrating good character; the local Health Board will be responsible for setting the requirement for good health. The criminal records check will include an enhanced DBS check for the child and adult workforce including a check of the barred lists. Applicants who have lived or worked outside the UK are also required to undertake a criminal records check in their countries of residence. Candidates with entry qualifications older than 5 years must demonstrate evidence of recent study at an appropriate level. For further information and advice please contact the School at [email protected] We are happy to accept combinations of the qualifications listed above, as well as alternative Level 3 qualifications such as City & Guilds, Access and Cambridge Technical Diplomas. A GDC recognised Dental Nursing qualification may be submitted in lieu of one A Level subject (excluding Biology A Level). We also welcome applications from mature learners who can demonstrate relevant experience and the motivation and commitment to study a university programme.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


Selection Interviews Offers for interview will be made following consideration of academic and/or practical work-experience. Shortlisted candidates will be required to attend a selection event: This event will include an informal interview, scenario responses and group discussion. These are designed to allow the selection panel to understand the non-academic attributes of the applicant relevant to the programme.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

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Dental Hygiene at Bangor University - UCAS