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Study Dentistry at University of Bristol

Study Dentistry in the UK

University of Bristol’s Dentistry BDS 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

Why study Dentistry at University of Bristol?

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.

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.

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.

What are the entry requirements?

  • AAA from the NCUK International Foundation Year
  • Grade A on English for Academic Purposes module from the NCUK International Foundation Year
  • UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test)
  • Work experience is required
  • Multiple mini interviews (MMI)
  • In accordance with General Dental Council guidelines, all dental students must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Click here to view the DBS disclosure page.

Dental Practice

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.

What is the tuition fee?

The annual fees for international full-time Dentistry BDS students are £37,100

For more information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support, please click here.

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