BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy (B750)

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UCAS code B750
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £N/A per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £9,250 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available on this course

About BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy

This three year degree is open to Home and EU students and comprises integrated and compulsory units of academic teaching, clinical skills and practice and dissertation.

Year 1 provides essential pre-clinical teaching and training, an introduction to personal and professional development and patient contact on the Periodontal Clinic.

In your second year of training, you will build on the knowledge, skills and clinical practice learned in year 1, developing a thorough understanding of the field of periodontology and applying theoretical knowledge to clinical situations.

You will commence preclinical training in restorative techniques for adult patients together with the Dental undergraduate students and in your final term, you will begin restorative treatment of adult patients at the Dental Hospital.

In year three you will begin preclinical training in paediatric dentistry and oral surgery, alongside continued clinical development treating adult restorative and periodontal patients.

You will be predominately placed in community-based teaching clinics treating a wide range of patients with a variety of needs, working towards a holistic approach of patient management.

You will complete an individual research project in an area of Dentistry relevant to your role as a Hygienist/Therapist as well as completing your final modules in order to gain the BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

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.

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 and register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). For more information, please visit our guidelines for students on the DBS Disclosure page.

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See a list of all Dental Hygiene and Therapy degrees at Bristol, and find more information about the course, assessment and career prospects.

Typical offer for BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
BBB including Biology. We will accept certain Dental Nursing or Dental Technician Level 3 professional qualifications plus A level Biology grade B. Please contact the University for full details.
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BCC including minimum grade B in Biology
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
31 with 15 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in Biology
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
27 with 13 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in Biology
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, or Science) with a minimum of 30 credits at Distinction, including 12 graded level 3 credits in Biology at Distinction, plus minimum 15 credits at Merit
BTEC offer DDM plus A level Biology at grade B
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: BBBBC and AH: BB including Biology
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
GCSE Maths and English – Standard Literacy C or 4/5 and Standard Numeracy C or 4/5
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Additional requirementsWork experience is required, please see the Admissions Statement.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

Selection process

UCAS application and interview that includes written and practical tests. If you are offered a place you will have to pass a health assessment and undergo a DBS check.

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