BDS Dentistry (A206)

2020 entry
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UCAS code A206
Application method UCAS/Common Application

We can only accept applications for Dentistry through UCAS. The closing date for UCAS applications is 15 October. UCAS advises that no more than four choices from a possible five are used for Dentistry.
Course duration 5 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees

Fees quoted are for 2019 entry only. Fees for 2020 will be confirmed, subject to government approval, later in 2019.

  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £9,250 per year
  • International students: £36,100 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £19,250 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 BDS Dentistry

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.

Year one introduces the clinical environment through peer group activities and observations. Clinical skills training and patient contact commence early in year two.

Later in the programme you can choose to intercalate in a science subject to obtain an Honours BA or BSc. There is the opportunity to undertake community work in the UK or abroad during your elective in year four.

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.

You will begin your dental practice in the Bristol Dental Hospital before extending your practice to community teaching clinics in the city, where you will treat patients with a wide variety of dental disease in a primary care setting in preparation for dental 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.

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.

View all our Dentistry courses

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

Typical offer for BDS Dentistry - applicants must meet one of the following

A-level
Standard offer
AAA including AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics. Graduates are required to obtain a 2:i in their degree and BBB at A-level including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
A-level
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
AAC including AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics, or ABB including A in Chemistry and B in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level, including 6, 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and 5 at Higher Level in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma (Life Science, Medicine or Science) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit, including 15 credits in each of Chemistry and another lab-based science (Biology, Physics or Mathematics) with at least 12 graded level 3 credits at Distinction
BTEC offer DDD  in a medically related subject, plus A in A-level Chemistry. Distinctions may be requested in specified units.
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics, and Standard Higher: AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer85% overall, with 8.5 in Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Advanced numeracy requirement (7 or A in GCSE Maths or equivalent) and
Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent)

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.

For 2020 entry English language requirements are being reviewed and will be confirmed by August 2019.
Additional requirementsThe 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.

Work experience is required; please see the admissions statement.

How we assess your application

Admissions statements relate to 2019 entry and will be updated for 2020 entry in summer 2019.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Welcomed

Selection process

UCAS and multiple mini interview (MMI), plus UCAT. If you are offered a place, you will have to pass a health assessment and undergo a DBS check.

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For questions regarding study and admission contact our Enquiries Team:
Phone: +44 (0)117 394 1649
Email: choosebristol-ug@bristol.ac.uk

International students

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Accreditation

This course is recognised by the following organisations:

General Dental Council (GDC) 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.

General Dental Council (GDC) Found to be sufficient by the General Dental Council (GDC) for the purpose of eligibility for registration with that body

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