Dentistry Graduate/Professional Entry Programme (4 years) BDS

King's College London

Key Information

Course duration: 4 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Dental Surgery - BDS

Subject Ranking

Ranked 9th for Dentistry (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
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  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    98.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
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    4.37 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: A202

15 October

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year

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The Course


This course is designed to enable graduates with honours degrees in biomedical-related science subjects and healthcare professionals with a degree, to study for a Dentistry BDS. Our programme combines the very latest thinking in dental education with early clinical experience. You will be taught by internationally-renowned staff and exposed to a rich breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse clinical environment. This entry route into dentistry is designed to enable graduates with honours degrees in biomedical-related science subjects and healthcare professionals with a degree, to study for a Dentistry BDS. On this programme, you will be exempted from the first year of the standard five-year BDS on the basis of your previous studies. You will undertake a two-to-three-week preparatory course in September before joining Year 2 of the five-year programme. The final two years of the programme are designed to give students extensive clinical exposure with structured placements for practice in the community, as part of a dental team, providing care in diverse settings.

A variety of career pathways are open to new dental graduates. The career path for many graduates is general practice, with others aiming to be consultants in the hospital dental service, senior clinical academics in a teaching hospital, or specialist practitioners. In every case, newly-qualified graduates will enter practice by way of Dental Foundation Training. Foundation Dentists (FDs) work in a Training Practice under supervision and have a day release course of lectures and demonstrations building on the undergraduate degree and giving instruction in all aspects of practice management. After this year, successful FDs can begin work as an associate in a practice.

Start Dates

  • 16 September 2019 at Main Site

King's College London

University League Table Ranking: 26th

King's College London is one of the oldest and most prestigious in England, ranked 31st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019). A leading research university, it has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. With five campuses in the heart of London, it...

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Postal Address

Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences
King's College London

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