This five-year degree comprises clinical activity with integrated scientific and technical teaching. With a strong core of clinical work throughout, theory, science, clinical skills, personal and professional development and teamworking are integrated at the relevant levels. We are moving into a new Dental School with the latest technology, designed with input from our current students and staff, and planned for completion in the academic year 2022/23. Year one introduces the clinical environment through peer group activities and observations. Clinical skills training and patient contact commence early in year two. The programme structure is helical, with four main themes of development: Practitioner, Scholar and Scientist, Professional and Agent of Change, Person and Citizen. You will be introduced to basic concepts in the healthy patient before progressing to apply your knowledge and skills to treat an increasingly complex range of oral disease. Later in the programme you can choose to intercalate in a science subject to obtain an Honours BA or BSc. You will begin your dental practice under supervision in clinics after simulated skills training, all undertaken in new state-of-the-art facilities. Here you will treat patients with a wide variety of oral and dental diseases in preparation for practice beyond graduation. Student welfare is central to our programme and you will have access to a wide range of support, starting with our well developed in-house personal tutor network. Health and Disclosure and Barring Service check Certain health conditions may be incompatible with careers in dentistry. Before starting your degree you will need to complete a health assessment questionnaire and pre-course screening for blood-borne viruses. These blood tests are to identify the few whose health status may place them and/or future patients at risk. Please note that as part of your training you will come into contact with human and animal cadaveric material. Practising dentistry demands the highest standards of professional and personal conduct. In accordance with General Dental Council guidelines, all dental students must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. For more information, please visit our guidelines for students on the DBS disclosure page: bristol.ac.uk/secretary/legal/dbs/students-dbs/
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.
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
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
European Baccalaureate: 85% overall, with 8.5 in Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics. UCAT: The University Clinical Aptitude Test (formerly UKCAT) is required. Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UCAT; please see the UCAT website for details. The combined score from all subtests, with the exception of Situational Judgement, will be used to select applicants for interview. For 2022 entry, the final UCAT threshold score to be invited to interview was 2750 for home applicants and 2670 for overseas applicants. However, the number used as a threshold for interview is subject to change year-on-year. Work experience is not a requirement for this course, but it is encouraged. Please see the Admissions statement for further details.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Health questionnaire and medical examination. Non-immune students must be immunised against hepatitis B and tuberculosis.
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
The University Clinical Aptitude Test (formerly UKCAT) is required. Bursaries are available to cover the cost of taking the UCAT; please see the UCAT website for details: https://www.ucat.ac.uk/
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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