Dentistry interviews

Interview information

This information is for students applying to start university in September 2020. Information for students applying for 2021 entry will be available by the end of September 2020.

Interview dates

We will be running interviews on the following dates:

Wednesday 4 December 2019
Wednesday 8 January 2020 (includes Gateway to Dentistry)
Wednesday 15 January 2020 (includes Gateway to Dentistry)
Wednesday 5 February 2020 (includes Gateway to Dentistry)
Wednesday 19 February 2020

Documents you must bring

Complete and bring the Dentistry work experience form (Office document, 30kB) to your interview.

What to wear

Wear something smart, but comfortable. Please bring a coat and comfortable shoes for the campus tour. 

On the day

On the day you will attend the following activities:

  • A registration welcome address by the admissions tutor for dentistry, and a briefing on Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs) and photographs (50 minutes).
  • Multiple Mini Interviews, which include several different assessments (90 minutes).
  • A tour of Bristol Dental School and Hospital (30 minutes).

Bringing ID to your interview

You must bring photo ID with you to your interview. We will not keep a copy of your ID; we will just need to see it when you arrive to verify that you are the candidate we have invited. If you do not have photo ID, you will not be allowed to take part in the interview.

Examples of suitable photo ID include (but are not limited to):

  • Passport
  • Driving licence or provisional driving licence
  • College photo card
  • NUS photo card.

Extra time for Multiple Mini Interviews

Sufficient time is built into our MMI sessions that additional extra time is not required.

Support for a disability

The dentistry course is academically and physically demanding. If you have a disability, we trust you have taken it into consideration before you apply and that you firmly believe you will be able to perform all of the tasks and responsibilities the course requires.

To discuss your disability in advance, email

For advice on studying with a disability, contact our Disability Services team on +44 (0)117 331 0444 or

After the interview

We aim to contact you with the outcome of your interview within three weeks. In some cases, this decision may take a little longer. We will endeavour to update you as soon as we can via email.

Pre-course health questionnaire

If you are made and accept an offer, we will send you a pre-course health questionnaire that you must return to the University's Occupational Health Service (old - redirected).

Before starting your course at the University, you must have blood tests for serious communicable diseases (Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C and HIV). Entry on to the course will be subject to satisfactory clearance by the Occupational Health Service.

For any queries, please contact the Occupational Health Service:

I can't attend the interview

If you can't come to your interview, please select 'cannot attend' on the registration form.

We only have certain dates available for interviews. We will do our best to offer you another slot, but cannot guarantee this. Please note that you must attend an interview as part of the selection process.

Responding to your interview invitation

You must respond to your interview invitation within two weeks of receiving your invitation by email. We will know you have responded if you:

  • register to attend an event;
  • add your details to the ‘I cannot attend these dates’ option;
  • or contact our Events team to discuss options if neither of the above are appropriate.

If you have not responded to your invitation within two weeks, we will assume you no longer wish to pursue your application at Bristol, and your application will be made unsuccessful.

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