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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Dental Surgery - BDS

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    18-SEP-23

  • Duration

    5 Years

Course summary

Our BDS Dental Surgery course will provide you with a solid foundation of learning on which to base your clinical experience and patient care. The ongoing strand of whole patient care in Clinical Practice enables you to integrate specialty teaching and perform the most appropriate treatment for your patients. With an ageing population who are retaining teeth into old age, the importance of understanding interactions between general and oral health is paramount. Excellent communication skills, the ability to treat patients as individuals, and a sound understanding of the biological basis of oral disease and preventive approaches to care are essential foundations of dental practice. All of which you will be taught at Birmingham.Based in the Birmingham Dental Hospital and School of Dentistry, you will learn from, train and work alongside practising clinicians and other members of the dental team on a daily basis in world-class learning facilities. The five year BDS course is followed by a one year compulsory foundation training programme in order to work within the NHS. Entry to foundation training is competitive, however our focused teaching means that almost without exception, our graduated gain employment.For applicants applying for study in 2023 we are aware that work experience and voluntary placements have been cancelled. We want to reassure you that if you are unable to gain experience of work in a healthcare setting because of the impacts of COVID-19 you will not be at a disadvantage in our selection processes. We're considering very carefully all of the implications of COVID-19 on our admissions processes and we will provide updated guidance as soon as we are able to on our course page: www.birmingham.ac.uk/A200

Application deadline

15 October

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A level : AAA

Typical offer:AAARequired subjects and grades:A levels must include Chemistry and Biology. These must be obtained in one sitting. Human Biology may be offered, but not in addition to Biology. GCSE 8/A* in Biology and Chemistry and 7/A in Mathematics and English Language or Literature. You must also sit the UCAT.General Studies:Not accepted.

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University information

University of Birmingham

  • University League Table

    14th

  • Campus address

    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Birmingham, B15 2TT, England

The University of Birmingham is a founding member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities.
Based in the second largest city in the UK, Birmingham offers an outstanding international student experience.
The university has a vibrant international student community and is home to over 10,000 international students from approximately 150 countries.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    12th out of 16 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    163 70%

    13th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    90.0 90%

    10th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%

    12th

    1

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