Dental Therapy at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS

Course summary

Course Overview Dental therapists play an increasingly important role in the delivery of primary care dentistry. The structure of this course is exciting and innovative in that it is integrated with both the BDS Dentistry and the BSc (Hons) Clinical Dental Technology courses. Why study with us

  • You will treat patients at our Dental Education Centres and gain first-hand experience within the communities you are most likely to serve after graduation.
  • You’ll be taught alongside both BDS and Clinical Dental Technician students, allowing you to train as you will practice in the future, as part of the whole dental team.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to gain early patient contact during your studies.
What you'll do
  • You’ll learn clinical skills in one of the most modern phantom head rooms in Europe, equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.
  • Small class sizes allow for a close and friendly atmosphere with interactive learning opportunities.
  • You will gain a broad range of clinical experience, including enhanced skills such as administering Inhalation Sedation, removing sutures (after the wound has been checked) and tooth whitening.
  • This course has been provisionally accepted by the GDC Registrar. The GDC is the UK-wide statutory regulator of the dental profession. They register qualified dental professionals, work to ensure the quality of dental education, and protect patient safety.
Future Careers As a graduate of the BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy course you can register with the General Dental Council as a dental therapist. You may also be eligible to apply for entry into the Graduate BDS course. You will be eligible to apply for a place on a Dental Therapy Foundation Scheme (DTFT) which are designed to support new or recently qualified Dental Therapists during their transition into the Primary Dental Care workforce.


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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

NVQ level 3 Oral Health Care (Dental Nursing) or National Certificate in Dental Nursing will be accepted in lieu of 1 B grade A-Level, however, Biology will still be required at grade B or above. A Foundation entry course in a relevant science-based subject achieved at 65% or above overall with 70% or above in all Biology modules will be considered for entry alongside the GCSE criteria.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)7with no component score less than 7.0 (to have been taken within 2 years before the course commencement date)

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Dental Therapy at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS