Glasgow University


The University of Glasgow offers you the opportunity to study at a Russell Group university that is in the top 100 universities in the world. Glasgow Dental School is ranked 1st in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020). In Year 1 students will be introduced to all aspects of clinical dentistry.

Interviews are sent out to high achieving UCAT applicants, provided they meet the minimum entry criteria.

Key Points

  • Heavy UCAT focus
  • Early Clinical Experience

About the university Compare

Key Information
Phone number 0141 211 9703
Course Information
Teaching style Traditional/PBL
There is a mixture of teaching throughout the course including: lectures, small groups and clinical teaching
Course length 5 years
BSC Yes Students have the option to intercalate after Year 3
Courses offered 1 course offered Undergraduate and graduate entry – 5 years
Graduate entry Yes
Foundation or access No
University Life
Local area Glasgow
The subway connects the main campus to the city centre in less than 10 minutes.
Social life 3rd Largest city in the UK. It offers a lively nightlife with more than 700 bars, pubs and nightclubs. There are more than 90 parks and public gardens and a range of sports on offer.
Interview style MMI
7 stations lasting 6 minutes each including 1 minute reading time
Interview dates February
Interview topics
  • Role play
  • Ethical dilemas
  • Being self-critical and self-motivating
  • Manual dexterity
  • Teamwork Skills
Admissions Tests
UCAT If your UCAT score is deemed to be too low then you will not be selected for an interview. The UCAT cut-off score varies from year to year and is not released by the Dental School during the application cycle.
Cut off score in 2018: 2540
Cut off score in 2019: 2470
Academic Requirements
GSCE Grades required: Six GCSE’s at grade A/7 including Mathematics or Physics. Grade B/6 in English Language or Literature
A-level AAA is common
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: AAA
Retake policy No
Scottish highers Grades required: AABB-AAAAB
Including Biology and Chemistry by the end of S6 plus Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry at Grade B.
Minimum AABB by the end of S5. Higher subjects must include Biology and Chemistry
Scottish advanced Grades required: A or B in Advanced Higher Biology or Chemistry
IB Grades required: 36 points including three Higher Level subjects at 6,6,6.
Additional requirements: Chemistry and Biology at Higher Level 6. Mathematics or Physics at HL.
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only) 2:1 Honours Degree
Preferably In a relevant subject
Applications in 19/20
Total number of home applicants: Approximately 446
Interviews in 19/20 Total number of applicants interviewed: 205
Offers in 19/20 Total number of offers: 140
Success rate in 19/20 Application success rate:
Offers per applicant: 1 in 3.2
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 1.5

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