Dental Surgery at University of Sheffield - UCAS

Course summary

Learn the theory of dental science and the value of evidence-based dentistry while acquiring the practical skills to apply that knowledge in a clinical setting. Sheffield’s BDS Dental Surgery programme is designed to give you practical, hands-on experience in dentistry as early as possible. From the first year, you’ll visit dental clinics and start to learn about your role as a healthcare professional in the dental team. As you become more experienced, you'll sharpen your skills on placements in general dental practice. Our five-year course is divided into nine integrated themes, from fundamental human anatomy to intermediate oral and dental care. The first year introduces you to the structure and function of the human body and of a healthy mouth. Year two is about providing comprehensive care for both young and elderly patients. And your third year is about gaining the skills and knowledge to treat patients holistically, with great attention to detail. During the final two years, you will learn how to treat patients of all ages with increasingly complex care needs, and learn more about how to recognise, diagnose and prevent oral diseases. You'll also have the opportunity to undertake an elective placement which could take you anywhere in the world. Why study this course?

  • State-of-the-art training equipment - as part of the course you’ll undertake rigorous clinical skills training, including the use of ‘phantom heads’ as well as sessions in a simulation suite, to allow you to practise dentistry in a virtual reality environment.
  • A robust outreach programme - treating patients of all ages and backgrounds in real work environments will allow you to sharpen your skills. In your third year, you’ll even have the opportunity to take part in our peer-to-peer teaching scheme and tutor junior students in their pre-clinical training.
  • Collaborative teaching - we believe in training the whole dental team together. You’ll learn alongside dental hygiene and dental therapy students in a way that prepares you for the realities of working in a dental practice.
The General Dental Council quality assures and approves qualifications for registration, for the following registrant groups: Dentists; dental hygienists; dental therapists; dental nurses; clinical dental technicians; dental technicians; and orthodontic therapists.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

All new students must obtain occupational health clearance, which may require an individual assessment. This is to ensure that you meet the fitness to practice standards detailed on the Higher Education Occupational Practitioners (HEOPS) guidance.


University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)

All applicants must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). The test is used in conjunction with our existing selection procedure to identify candidates with potential for success at undergraduate level

English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 7/A; IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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Dental Surgery at University of Sheffield - UCAS