Dentistry - BDS entry at University of Bristol - UCAS

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Course summary

This five-year degree has a strong core of clinical training supported by integrated learning of relevant sciences and technical skills. You will progress personally, academically, clinically and professionally, applying taught communication and teamworking skills when providing supervised dental care to a diverse range of patients in and around Bristol. You will learn to work within dental and wider healthcare teams and networks, demonstrating the knowledge, skills, and behaviours so you graduate as a safe practitioner. From September 2023, we will have moved into our new Dental School building with the latest facilities and equipment, designed with input from our current students and staff to provide an exceptional educational experience. The course structure comprises 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 prevent and treat a range of oral diseases. In first year, you will become familiar with the clinic environment through peer group activities and observations. You will begin your dental practice under supervision in clinics after completion of simulated skills training undertaken in our new state-of-the-art facilities. From second year you will treat patients with a wide variety, and increasing complexity, of oral and dental diseases in preparation for practice beyond graduation. After third year, you can choose to intercalate in a subject of personal interest to obtain an BA, BSc, or even a master's degree. 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 and senior tutor network, alongside support from the wider University. 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 individuals 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:

Professional bodies

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

  • General Dental Council

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications at this time. Please contact the provider to find out more.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

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:

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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

Admission tests

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks

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:

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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
EU £43100 Year 1
International £43100 Year 1

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Dentistry - BDS entry at University of Bristol - UCAS