Undergraduate study

Dentistry at Bristol is ranked in the top 3 in the UK (Complete University Guide Subject Rankings 2025). Our new purpose-designed Dental School will give students access to cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art facilities and renowned industry professionals.

BDS Dentistry

UCAS code: A206, 5 years full-time.

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree at Bristol will provide you with a strong set of core skills essential for contemporary clinical dental practice. You will engage with clinical practice early on and start to work with patients in the second year.

BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy

UCAS code: B750, 3 years full-time.

This degree enables you to train alongside the BDS students to give you experience of working in highly integrated, professional dental teams from the start. You’ll be taught by our experienced and passionate teaching team and benefit from a high staff to student ratio for clinical supervision.

BDS Gateway to Dentistry

UCAS code: A208, 6 years full-time.

This course is open to applicants who have the potential to become a dentist but do not meet the entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year course. Meeting eligibility criteria and successful completion of the Gateway year allows automatic progression onto BDS Dentistry.

International Foundation Programme

1 year full-time.

The International Foundation Programme will prepare international students to study Dentistry in the UK. It has been designed for international students who have completed their high school qualifications but require additional study to start an undergraduate course.

Dental Care Professionals

Our courses for Dental Care Professionals will expand in the new School site. In the meantime, please get in-touch if you're interested in the following: 

Intercalated degrees

All UK and international medical, dental and vet students can intercalate onto a number of undergraduate courses. Find out more about intercalated degrees at Bristol.

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