The Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme is an opportunity for talented students from non-selective state schools in Greater London to pursue a career in dentistry. Students receive additional academic support whilst following the standard five-year Dentistry BDS course. This combines the very latest thinking in dental education with early clinical experience. You will be taught by internationally- renowned staff and exposed to a rich breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse clinical environment. Key benefits
- Evidence-based and research-led degree course with a high level of clinical experience in all areas.
- Ranked 1st in the world for Dentistry (QS World University Rankings 2020).
- State-of-the-art clinical, simulation and technical facilities.
- Largest dental school in the UK graduating over 150 dentists a year.
- Partnership with the world-famous hospitals: Guy's, King's College and St Thomas'.
- Taught alongside Dental Therapy & Hygiene students.
- Opportunity to intercalate a BSc degree
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 course has restrictions on who can apply.
This programme is only open to students from non-selective state schools in Greater London. For more details, see below
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
Please note that students with Overseas fee status are ineligible to apply for this programme. UKCISA has a number of resources to advise you of which fee status category you may fall into dependent on your circumstances, so we would recommend reviewing these prior to making an application.
Required subjects: Biology or Chemistry are required, in addition to studying one of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology. All applicants must take the UCAT. For more information on our entry requirements for Dentistry, please visit our online prospectus. NOTE: this programme is only open to students from non-selective, state schools for more details, please visit our online prospectus.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT)
Must be taken in the summer before applying
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in each skill|
|PTE Academic||69 overall with a minimum of 62 in each skill|
|TOEFL (iBT)||100 overall with a minimum of 25 in writing and 23 in each of the other skills|
|Cambridge English Advanced||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Cambridge English Proficiency||185 overall with a minimum of 176 in each skill|
|Trinity ISE||Level III (ISEIII) with merit in each skill|
|Institution's Own Test||Pass the King's Pre-Sessional English Language Programme with Band 7|
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 B.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|