Dentistry - BDS entry (5 years) BDS

University of Bristol

Key Information

Course duration: 5 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Dental Surgery - BDS

Subject Ranking

Ranked 6th for Dentistry (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
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  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    99.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    4.12 / 5.00


UCAS Course Code: A206

15 October

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: AAA–ABB Standard offer: AAA including AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or MathematicsGraduates are required to obtain a 2:1 in their degree and BBB at A-level including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.Contextual offer: AAC including AA in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics, or ABB including A in Chemistry and B in one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/ for more information about contextual offers.
SQA Higher: AAAAB Standard Higher: AAAAB
SQA Advanced Higher: AA Advanced Higher: AA in Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics.

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Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £36,100 per year

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The Course


This degree comprises integrated compulsory scientific, technical and clinical teaching units. Year one provides a scientific grounding and introduces personal and professional development. Clinical skills training and patient contact occur in year two. In year three you can choose to intercalate in a science subject to obtain an Honours BA or BSc. At the end of year four you will undertake dental-related research, an audit, or supervised clinical activity in the UK or abroad. Certain health conditions may be incompatible with careers in dentistry. Before starting your degree you will need to complete a health assessment questionnaire and pre-course screening for blood-borne viruses. These blood tests are to identify the few whose health status may place them and/or future patients at risk. Practising dentistry demands the highest standards of professional and personal conduct. In accordance with General Dental Council guidelines, all dental students must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and register with the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA).

Start Dates

  • 23 September 2019 at Main Site

University of Bristol

University League Table Ranking: 15th

The University of Bristol, founded in 1876, is one of the top 60 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019). The university is at the heart of Bristol, a historic, lively and green city in the south-west of England.

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Postal Address

Bristol Dental School
University of Bristol
Senate House
Tyndall Avenue

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