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.
- Early Clinical Exposure
- Heavy UCAT Focus
About the university Compare
|Phone number||0191 208 6000|
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 length||5 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 offered||1 course offered|
Undergraduate and Graduate entry – 5 year
|Foundation or access||No|
The University is found at the heart of the city centre where students can find excellent shopping facilities and entertainment.
|Social life||Newcastle 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.|
The interview is conducted by two selectors and will last approximately 20 minutes
|Interview dates||January - March|
|UCAT||The UCAT threshold changes each year.|
The UCAT cut off score in 2018 was 2568
The UCAT cut off score in 2019 was 2548
|GSCE||GCSE grades are not used|
|A-level||AAA is common|
Subjects required: Biology and Chemistry
Grades required: AAA
|Scottish highers||Grades required: AAAAA|
Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
|Scottish advanced||Grades required: 2 Advanced Highers are required Minimum A/B including Biology and/or Chemistry.|
|IB||Grades 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 19/20||Total number of home applicants: 721|
|Interviews in 19/20||Total number of applicants interviewed: 290|
|Offers in 19/20||Total number of offers: Approximately 144|
|Success rate in 19/20||Application success rate: |
Offers per applicant: 1 in 5
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: Approximately 1 in 2