How's your hand-eye coordination? Are you highly ethical, with strong values and the ability to work well in a team? Do you enjoy communicating with people and pride yourself on having a high level of precision and attention-to-detail? Focus your abilities in the direction of dental care and let us support your progress into this essential field. Join this pioneering programme, led by our expert clinical and academic team, to pursue a valuable career in dental hygiene and therapy, a sector where skilled practitioners are currently in high-demand. Gain a thorough understanding of all aspects of dental care, including preventative care, fillings, treatment for periodontal (gum) disease, behaviour and biomedical science, biology, and the latest in practical skills and procedures, as you learn to encourage and facilitate good health practices in your patients. With state-of-the-art training units and purpose-built dental buildings in Inverness, Stornoway and Dumfries, enrol on this specialist programme and give yourself, and future generations, something to smile about. Please note that UHI North Highland, UHI Outer Hebrides and UHI West Highland have changed their names to become UHI North, West and Hebrides. This will not impact on your choice of course or how and where you will study.
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.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is not currently available for international students (including EU/EEA and Swiss nationals without settled or pre-settled status in the UK) requiring Student Route visa sponsorship to study in the UK.
Applicants with a recognised Dental Nursing qualification will be considered. For those who hold this qualification, other Higher/A level qualifications must include a science subject. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered for the course on the basis of a portfolio of alternative evidence of the required knowledge and experience.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course.
Occupational health clearance is required to undertake this course.
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
Additional fee information
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UHI Course Information Line Tel: 01463 279190