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Gateway to Dentistry BDS

University of Bristol

Key information

Data source: UCAS & IDP CONNECT

  • UCAS Course Code

    A208

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • University Ranking

    16th

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  • Qualification

    BDS

  • Application deadline

    15-Oct

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  • Start date

    23-SEP-19

Course Summary

This course is aimed at students who have the potential to become dentists but do not meet the academic entry criteria to apply directly to the five-year BDS Dentistry course. It is a widening participation initiative for UK students who fulfil specific criteria.The course aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the basic sciences that underpin the study of dentistry and to foster professional behaviours and attitudes. Dental work experience forms part of the course. Successful completion of this year will enable you to progress to BDS Dentistry.You can expect continuous assessment and feedback, plus formal examinations around January and June.Successful students will then join the five-year BDS Dentistry course.**EligibilityPlease note: This course is open to applicants from specific schools and colleges in the UK only. Further information and lists of the eligible schools and colleges can be found on the admissions statement.****Health and Disclosure and Barring Service check**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.In accordance with General Dental Council guidelines on fitness to practise, all dental students are required to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, in line with other health-related courses in the UK.

Entry Requirements

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A level
  • A level
  • Scottish Higher
  • Scottish Advanced Higher
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
  • GCSE/National 4/National 5
  • Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)
  • Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

Grades / Points

BBC

Details

BBC including B in Biology or Chemistry. Applicants with predicted or achieved grades of AAB or above, or with A in Chemistry are not eligible for this course.

Tuition Fees

This section explains how much you will need to pay in tuition fees to study this course at this university. Fees vary by country of residence so make sure you select which country of residence applies to you.

£9,250 per year

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University information

University Ranking

16th

About this University

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.

Address

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Senate House

Tyndall Avenue

Bristol

BS8 1TH

UNITED KINGDOM