This BSc (Hons) in Oral Health Sciences is the only four-year honours degree in this subject in Scotland. Graduating from this programme earns you a qualification in dental hygiene and dental therapy. This degree offers a broad scientific and clinical base and prepares you to practise as a dental hygienist-therapist. Professionals in this field have skills in preventive, periodontal and restorative therapy and provide 70% of routine dentistry for the UK adult and child population. You will be based in the Edinburgh Dental Institute (EDI), which has an excellent reputation both nationally and internationally, as a provider of first-class dental education. Our academic staff bring a wealth of research-based knowledge and expertise to their teaching and supervision, which contributes to an outstanding learning environment. This is a programme that encourages and nurtures each student's individual aspirations. Curriculum Our curriculum is modern and innovative with a substantial clinical component. Your learning is split into the following four themes, which form the core of your education. You will expand upon these as your knowledge and skills progress.
- Health & Disease
- Clinical Practice
- Personal & Professional Development
- Preparation for Practice
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
The intake for this programme is 10 places per year so entry is very competitive. We do not ordinarily consider international applicants for this degree. Detailed entry requirements, including typical offer levels, and information about other qualifications we accept, are available on the University of Edinburgh’s website. You’ll also find important information on how to apply. You must submit a fully completed UCAS application that includes details of the qualifications you are taking, including full predicted grades for qualifications not yet completed, your personal statement and your reference.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
The University has a responsibility to ensure that students studying on a degree that involves practical training in a clinical environment, and that leads to a professional registerable qualification, are fit to practise. This is assessed according to the requirements and standards of the profession the student wishes to enter. Students will be provided with further information on admission. Students entering programmes in dental hygiene and therapy will be involved in undertaking what are known as exposure prone procedures (EPP) from an early stage of their undergraduate training. You will require evidence of full MMR vaccination as one of the conditions of your offer. Before you are able to begin your studies, you must also show that you have been immunised against hepatitis B. On beginning your studies with us we will arrange an Occupational Health Blood-Borne Virus Screening appointment, which will include any outstanding vaccinations for hepatitis B, as well as checking you are non-infectious for HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C. A positive result in any test will not necessarily preclude entry to the degree programme. Applicants are encouraged to declare any disabilities or learning difficulties prior to commencing the programme, so we can ensure we have the right support in place and that you are able to complete your programme of study.
Successful shortlisted applicants will be invited for interview.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall with 6.0 in each component.|
|TOEFL (iBT)||92||92 or above with 23 in each section (including Special Home Edition). We do not accept TOEFL MyBest Score to meet our English language requirements.|
|Cambridge English Advanced||176 overall with 169 in each component.|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||176 overall with 169 in each component.|
|Trinity ISE||ISE II with a distinction in all four components.|
You must demonstrate a level of English language competency at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies, regardless of your nationality or country of residence.For SQA, GCSE and IB students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher: SQA National 5 at C; SQA Standard Grade at 3; SQA Intermediate 1 at A; SQA Intermediate 2 at C; GCSE/IGSCE at C or 4; Level 2 Certificate Grade C or IB Standard Level at 5 (English ab initio is not accepted for entry). We also accept a wider range of international qualifications and tests. English language qualifications must be no more than three and a half years old from the start date of the degree you are applying to study, unless you are using IELTS, TOEFL, or Trinity ISE, in which case it must be no more than two years old.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250*||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250*||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.