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Studying at the only Dental Hospital in Wales allows students to serve and manage a diverse group of patients with a wide range of dental diseases. The course offers extensive clinical training in Dental Hospitals as well as community dental services and the state of the art clinical skills laboratory.

Cardiff Dental School was the highest ranked Dental School in the UK in 2016.

Key points

  •  Integrated learning alongside other dental student
  •  Early clinical exposure in year one

About the university Compare

Key Information
Phone number029 2074 2468
Course Information
Teaching styleIntegrated
Students will learn the scientific and pathological processes underlying oral and dental disease whilst acquiring the skills to manage patients effectively and safely.
Course length5 years
Courses offered2 courses offered
Undergraduate and Graduate entry - 5 years
Foundation entry - 6 years
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessYes
Dentistry with a Foundation Year – 6 years
University Life
Local areaCity of Cardiff
The School of Dentistry is located on Heath Park campus, A 53-acre site shared with the University Hospital of Wales
Social lifeModern shopping centres, green parks and thriving nightlife make up the lively city of Cardiff. With many sporting and music events taking place regularly, Cardiff is a city that attracts a wide range of people.
Interview styleMMI
10 stations, each lasting for 5 minutes.
Interview datesJanuary
Interview topics
  • Work Experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ethical Issues
  • Problem Solving
    Admissions Tests
    UCATThere is no minimum threshold score but all sections in the UCAT examination are used to rank and select students for interviews.
    Academic Requirements
    GSCEGrades required: A/7 in single sciences or grade 77 (AA) in the Double Award.
    Applicants with grade B/6 in English Language but preference will be given to applicants who hold a grade A
    A-levelAAA is common
    Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
    Grades required: AAA
    Retake policyNo
    Applicants who re-sit A levels will not be considered
    Scottish highersNot required
    Scottish advancedSubjects required: Biology and Chemistry. Offer excludes General Studies and Critical thinking.
    Grades required: AA
    IBGrades required: 36 points with a 6 in Higher Level Biology and Chemistry or 666 in 3 Higher Level subjects including Biology and Chemistry
    Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
    Minimum entry requirements must be met.
    All graduate applicants will be required to sit the UCAT exam
    Applications in 19/20Total number of home applicants: 715
    Interviews in 19/20Total number of applicants interviewed: Approximately 240
    Offers in 19/20Total number of offers: Approximately 180
    Success rate in 19/20Application success rate:
    Offers per applicant: 1 in 4
    Interview success rate:
    Offers per interview: Approximately 1 in 1.3

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