Dundee University


The curriculum at Dundee Dental School allows students to learn in an interactive and creative way in a supportive environment. You will have the unique experience of working with Thiel cadavers (A method of embalming that preserves cadavers with life-like flexibility and tissue quality). Early Clinical Experience from the first semester onwards allows students to have a greater understanding of the communication and technical skills required in a clinical environment.

Key points

  • Early Clinical Experience in Year 1
  •  No UCAT cut off score

About the university Compare

Key Information
Phone numberasrs-dentistry@dundee.ac.uk
Course Information
Teaching style Traditional
There are a range of different teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, practical laboratory sessions, workshops and clinical skills classes
Course length5 years
Courses offered 2 courses offered
Undergraduate and Graduate entry – 5 years
Gateway to Dentistry entry – 6 years
Graduate entry>Yes
Foundation or access Yes
University Life
Local areaDundee, Dundee City campus
The campus is only a 5-minute walk from the city centre. Everything can be reached by foot, bike or public transport.
Social lifeThere are 195 student societies covering a wide variety of interests. The Dundee University Student’s Association features bars, cafés and a nightclub.
Interview styleMMI
10 interview stations lasting 7 minutes each
Interview datesDecember – February
Interview topics
  • Why you want to study Dentistry?
  • What makes Dentistry at Dundee unique
  • Communication skills
  • Personal Statement
  • Your values
Admissions Tests
UCATThere is not cut off score but a higher score is advantageous in receiving an interview offer.
Academic Requirements
GSCE Grades required: Grade A/7 in Biology and Chemistry. Grade B/6 in English, Mathematics and another subject
A-levelAAA is common
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: AAA
Retake policyNo
Scottish highersSubjects required: Biology, Chemistry and another science subject.
Grades required: AAAAB
Scottish advancedSubjects required: Advanced Higher Biology (preferably Human Biology) or Chemistry.
Grades required: BBB
IBGrades required: 37 points
Subjects required: 6,6,6 at Higher Level, with no retakes, to include Biology and Chemistry, plus 3 subjects at Standard Level with average of Grade 6.
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours degree
Preferably in a relevant science subject
Applications in 19/20Total number of home applicants: 349
Interviews in 19/20Total number of applicants interviewed:206
Offers in 19/20Total number of offers: 100
Success rate in 19/20Application success rate:
Offers per applicant: 1 in 3.5
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: Approximately 1 in 2.1

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