Peninsula Dental School, part of the University of Plymouth is an excellent place to study. Students will benefit from fantastic facilities such as the Simulation Dental Learning Environment (SDLE). Early patient contact in Year 1 brings to life the skills gained in the SDLE and you will be able to develop your communication and clinical skills.
Interview invites are sent on the basis of meeting the minimum entry requirements and scoring highly enough in either the UCAT or GAMSAT (for graduate applicants). Therefore, Peninsula Medical School is a great option if you have the minimum required grades but not higher, yet have performed very well in the UCAT or GAMSAT, as you stand a high chance of securing an all important interview.
- Early Clinical Experience
- Heavy UCAT focus
About the university Compare
|Phone number||01752 437 333|
|Teaching style||Integrated/Traditional |
The first 2 years focus on your core scientific foundations of dentistry in a clinical context. You’ll be working in small-integrated study groups. From Year 3 onwards there is greater self-directed learning and more clinical dentistry.
|Course length||5 years|
Students have the opportunity to intercalate between Year 3 and Year 4.
|Courses offered||1 course offered|
Undergraduate and graduate entry – 5 years
Graduates are required to sit the GAMSAT entrance exam instead of the UCAT.
|Foundation or access||No|
|Local area||Plymouth |
The campus is located in the city centre, directly opposite the main shopping centre and next to the railway station.
|Social life||Plymouth is surrounded by the sea and the spectacular Dartmoor National Park; home to the UK’s first National marine park. With over 120 societies and 55 sports clubs there are plenty of extracurricular activities on offer.|
7 Stations lasting 6 minutes each.
|Interview dates||November – January|
|UCAT||You will be required to meet a minimum overall target score.|
The cut-off score for 2019 entry was 2190
The cut-off score for 2020 entry was 2280
UCAT test results will be used along side academic information.
|GSCE||Grades required: 7 GCSE passes at grades A-C/9-4 which must include English Language, Mathematics and either GCSE double award science or two from single award Chemistry, Biology or Physics|
|A-level||AAA is common|
Subjects required: A in Biology and one further science from Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Psychology.
Grades required: A*AA-AAB
|Retake policy||Yes |
Re-sit applicants are welcome providing a minimum attainment of AAB has bee achieved at the first attempt.
|Scottish highers||Not accepted|
|Scottish advanced||Grades required: AAA-AAB|
Subjects required: Grade A in Biology and one further science from Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Psychology.
|IB||Grades required: 36-38 points|
Subjects required: 6 in Biology and one further science from Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Psychology.
|Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)||Graduate applicants are required to sit the GAMSAT as the entry examination instead of the UCAT.|
You must meet the standard entry requirements of A-Level or equivalent.
Graduates who achieve a distinction in Dental Therapy and Hygiene at the University of Plymouth will be invited to join year 2 of the Dental Surgery course.
|Applications in 19/20||Total number of home applicants: Approximately 410|
|Interviews in 19/20||Total number of applicants interviewed: Approximately 250|
|Offers in 19/20||Total number of offers: Approximately 150|
|Success rate in 19/20||Application success rate: |
Offers per applicant: 1 in 2.7
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: Approximately 1 in 1.7