Enhanced Support Dentistry Programme BDS

King's College London

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    2 (Dentistry)
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Course Summary

This programme is an opportunity for talented students from non-selective state schools in Greater London to pursue a career in dentistry. Students receive additional academic support whilst following the standard five-year Dentistry BDS programme. This 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. 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.

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  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
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  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

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Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include Biology and Chemistry, as well as GCSE English and Maths. A typical offer is AAA at A-Level, including Biology and Chemistry. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level. Subjects: Chemistry and Biology are required at A-Level. NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjectsAdditionally: Grade 6/B in both GCSE English and Mathematics, if not offered at A/AS-level.

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£9,250 per year

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About this University

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 offers students a cosmopolitan setting with superb access to the academic, cultural and social riches of the city.


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