Dentistry interviews

Interview information

Documents you must bring

Complete and bring the Dentistry work experience form (Office document, 28kB) to your interview.

What to wear

Wear something smart, but comfortable.

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 admissions-dent@bristol.ac.uk.

For advice on studying with a disability, contact our Disability Services team on +44 (0)117 331 0444 or disability-services@bristol.ac.uk.

After the interview

In most cases, you will hear the outcome of your interview within two weeks. You will be able to see the decision on UCAS Track.

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.

Before coming to 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: student-occhealth@bristol.ac.uk.

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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