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Oral and Dental Health Sciences (Dental Hygiene and Therapy) BSc (Hons)

Newcastle University

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UCAS CODE: A207

Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site (Newcastle)

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Prepare for a career as a caring and competent dental hygienist and therapist benefiting from research-led teaching in world-class facilities.

Course overview

Our students are helping transform the oral health of local communities. You'll help patients avoid and manage oral disease by promoting good oral health and providing treatments. This degree will provide you with the practical, theoretical and professional skills required for this role.

At Newcastle our work has worldwide impact and you'll be taught by some of the top academics and internationally renowned experts in their field.

This degree begins with a foundation in biomedical sciences, providing a basis for clinical work as the course progresses. You'll study advanced topics such as human disease, managing medical emergencies, and health promotion.

Teaching methods

Teaching is by a combination of:

  • lectures and seminars
  • laboratory demonstrations (including closed-circuit TV)
  • practical laboratory work
  • clinical demonstrations

Your future

Successful graduates from our Oral and Dental Health Sciences degree – subject to registration with the GDC – are eligible to begin working as a dental hygienist therapist.

Areas where graduates have found employment include: general dental practice; industry; community dental services; hospital dental services; and the armed forces.

Being a dental hygienist therapist is a rewarding career that helps people take care of their oral health and avoid disease.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 37,800per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : ABB

Including Biology and excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. For Biology, Chemistry and Physics A levels, we require a pass in the practical element.

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 16 1

    13th out of 35 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    176 78%

    6th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.50 90%

    4th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    185 76%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.17 83%

    13th

    1

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