Queen's University Belfast


Queen’s University Belfast was ranked 1st in the UK for Dentistry in 2017. Students have the opportunity to work in clinics, which have been redeveloped to a high specification as well as a new state of the art Clinical Techniques Laboratory. There are a range of learning experiences provided, allowing students to develop into caring, confident dentists.

Key points

  • Clinical placements from year 1
  •  No cut off score for UCAT
  • Very competitive – only 45 spaces available

About the university Compare

Key Information
Phone number028 9024 5133
Course Information
Teaching styleTraditional/Integrated
Students will have the opportunity to undertake clinical placements from year 1.
Significant amounts of teaching are carried out in small groups.
Lectures, seminars, practicals and clinical teaching in both a simulated and workplace environment are the different methods of teaching used.
Course length5 years
Courses offered1 course offered
Undergraduate and Graduate entry - 5 years
Graduate entryYes
Foundation or accessNo
University Life
Local areaBelfast
The campus is compact and easily walkable with the city centre being a 15-minute walk.
Social lifeBelfast is one of Europe’s most vibrant, affordable cities, admired for its energy and rich history. Bursting with nightlife and fun, there are plenty of opportunities for students to enjoy outside of their academic studies.
Interview styleMMI
Interview datesDecember - February
Interview topics
  • Resilience
  • Maturity and Responsibility
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Confidence
  • Empathy
  • Ethical and moral values
  • Awareness of the demands of training as a
  • dental surgeon
Admissions Tests
UCATUCAT will be scored and used in conjunction with the academic score to rank for an interview.
Academic Requirements
A-levelAAA is common
Subjects required: Chemistry and Biology
Grades required: AAA
Retake policyNo
Students who retake A-Levels are not considered.
Scottish highersSubjects required: Applicants with a minimum of AAABB are given serious consideration.
Scottish advancedSubjects required: Grade A in both Chemistry and Biology.
Grades required: The standard specified is dependent on performance In Scottish Highers are AA for those with AAAAA in Highers; AAB (for those with AAAAB in Highers) and AAA (for those with AAABB in Highers).
IBGrades required:
36 points overall including 6,6,6, at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry. GCSE Mathematics grade 4/C is required.
Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)2:1 Honours Degree in their primary degree with average of BBB at A level.
Applications in 19/20N/A
Interviews in 19/20N/A
Offers in 19/20N/A
Success rate in 19/20N/A

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