Newcastle University


The School of Dental Sciences at Newcastle is one of the most modern and well equipped in the country. You will study and practice in world-class facilities including the hi-tech Clinical Simulation Unit.

There is a high cut off score for the UCAT so performing very well is advantageous in securing an interview.

Key points

  •  Early Clinical Exposure
  • Heavy UCAT Focus

About the university Compare

Key Information
Phone number0191 208 6000
Course Information
Teaching styleEBL
A wide range of teaching methods are used, but the emphasis is placed on enquiry-based learning (EBL). You are also expected to become an independent learner and will be supported in this by our in-house virtual learning environment, the e-course. Teaching methods include: Lectures and seminars, laboratory demonstrations, practical laboratory work and clinical demonstrations.
Time in Clinical practice increases as you progress through the course.
Course length5 years
Students have the opportunity to intercalate between year 3 and Year 4. Newcastle University offer a broad range of Biomedical Science BSc degrees and masters’ degrees that cover aspects of dental practice.
Courses offered1 course offered
Undergraduate and Graduate entry – 5 year
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaNewcastle
The University is found at the heart of the city centre where students can find excellent shopping facilities and entertainment.
Social lifeNewcastle has a vibrant night life with major music acts playing at the O2 Academy, City Hall and the Metro Radio Arena. There are more than 200 student societies to be a part of.
Interview stylePanel
The interview is conducted by two selectors and will last approximately 20 minutes
Interview datesJanuary - March
Interview topics
  • Work Experience
  • Commitment to Dentistry
  • Problem Solving
Admissions Tests
UCATThe UCAT threshold changes each year.
The UCAT cut off score in 2018 was 2568
The UCAT cut off score in 2019 was 2548
Academic Requirements
GSCEGCSE grades are not used
A-levelAAA is common
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: AAA
Retake policyYes
Scottish highersGrades required: AAAAA
Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
Scottish advancedGrades required: 2 Advanced Highers are required Minimum A/B including Biology and/or Chemistry.
IBGrades required: 37 points
Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology at Grade 6 or above at higher level
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours Degree
Must include Biology and Chemistry as a significant percentage of the degree.
Applications in 19/20Total number of home applicants: 721
Interviews in 19/20Total number of applicants interviewed: 290
Offers in 19/20Total number of offers: Approximately 144
Success rate in 19/20Application success rate:
Offers per applicant: 1 in 5
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: Approximately 1 in 2

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