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Course summary

Dental therapists and hygienists work to promote oral health and restore tooth function. From oral disease prevention strategies to direct restorations, you'll experience the intellectual challenges of diagnostics and the technical challenges of treatment in this demanding and hugely rewarding field of healthcare. Our Dental Therapy & Hygiene BSc course combines the latest thinking in dental education with early clinical experience. Taught by internationally-renowned staff, you will be exposed to a rich breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse clinical environment. Key benefits

  • Ranked 1st in the world for Dentistry (QS rankings 2020), the skills and experience of King's graduates are highly valued by practice employers.
  • Co-train with Dentistry BDS students, learning from our highly experienced teaching staff.
  • Rich practical experience with the diverse patient populations of King's College Hospital.
  • Preparation for GDC registration and employment as a dental therapist/hygienist.
  • Inter-disciplinary student-selected components - to acquire skills such as languages and business management.
  • Outreach placements in South East London from year 2 for broad clinical and team-working experience.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Dental Council

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
A900
Institution code:
K60
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Required subjects: Biology or Chemistry are required, plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology (or overseas equivalent). Five GCSEs are required at grade 5/C including Mathematics and English Language. We can accept equivalent qualifications to meet GCSE requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/courses/dental-therapy-and-hygiene-bsc


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each skill
PTE Academic62 overall with a minimum of 59 in each skill
TOEFL (iBT)92 overall with 23 in writing and 20 in the other skills
Cambridge English Advanced176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill
Cambridge English Proficiency176 overall with a minimum of 169 in each skill
Trinity ISELevel III (ISEIII) with pass in each skill
Institution's Own TestPass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 6.5

We also accept a number of English language tests taken as part of school-level qualifications. For more details, please see our website. Please note that the course requirements are under Band D.

Band D

https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/how-to-apply/english-language-requirements


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
71%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
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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

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Dental Therapy and Hygiene at King's College London, University of London - UCAS