Bristol Dental Hospital is where students will begin their dental practice before extending their practice to community teaching clinics in the city. The BDS course focuses on patient and population need to increase students’ core experience and confidence through clinical, primary care dentistry and treatment planning. This gives students the experience and skills to care for more demanding patients from diverse social backgrounds and an ageing population with complex medical problems.
- Years 1 and 2 are lecture heavy
- UCAT has 20% weighting in application·
- Very competitive
About the university Compare
|Phone number||0117 928 9000|
Lectures, seminars and Independent study takes up most of year 1 and 2.
Clinical observations in Years 1 and 2 with placements beginning in year 3 onwards.
|Course length||5 years|
Students have the opportunity to intercalate between years 3-4 to obtain an honours BA or BSC
|Courses offered||2 courses offered|
Undergraduate and Graduate entry - 5 years
Foundation entry - 6 years
|Foundation or access||Yes|
|Local area||Bristol, Clifton Campus With just a 20 minute walk to the city centre, everything you need is within reach.|
|Social life||Bristol has a hub of creativity, culture and entertainment. The nightlife has everything from cosy pubs to stylish pubs with many being close to campus. There are over 400 societies and sports clubs|
|Interview style||MMI |
A Dentistry work experience form must be completed prior to the interview.
There are several stations lasting 90 minutes altogether.
|Interview dates||December – February|
|UCAT||Applicants receive a score and rank on their UCAT score. The UCAT has a 20% weighting.|
|GSCE||Grades required: |
. 7 or A in GCSE Maths
. 4 or C in GCSE English Literature or Language
|A-level||AAA is common|
Subjects required: Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics.
Grades required: AAA
|Scottish highers||Grades required: AAAAB|
|Scottish advanced||Subjects required: Chemistry and either Biology, Physics or Mathematics|
Grades required: AA
|IB||Grades required: 36 points overall with 18 at Higher Level including 6,6 at Higher Level in Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics or Mathematics|
|Bachelor's Degree (Gradutes Only)||2:1 Honours Degree and BBB at A-Level including Chemistry and one of Biology, Physics and Mathematics.|
|Applications in 19/20||Total number of home applicants: 835|
|Interviews in 19/20||Total number of applicants interviewed: 245|
|Offers in 19/20||Total number of offers: 164|
|Success rate in 19/20||Application success rate: |
Offers per applicant: 1 in 5.1
Interview success rate:
Offers per interview: 1 in 1.5