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Dentistry, BDS

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Dundee, United Kingdom
During this Dentistry programme from University of Dundee you will develop knowledge and skills across the full range of dental disciplines and gain experience treating patients in the University's own dental hospital.
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At University of Dundee you will be part of a small, friendly Dental School. 

In this Dentistry course you will develop clinical and interpersonal skills across the full range of dental disciplines and advance as a lifelong learner, able to interpret and use scientific evidence for your patients’ benefit. 

You will  learn alongside other members of the dental team and grow as a professional, becoming skilled at communicating with your patients and help them maintain their oral health. 

There are a variety of wider opportunities open to you: to participate in research alongside internationally known researchers through intercalated degrees and our summer internship programmes.


Dundee's BDS is registrable with the General Dental Council (GDC) and a wide range of opportunities is available. Graduates normally complete a vocational or foundation training programme and can then choose to work as an associate partner or principal in a general practice, in the community dental service, or in a hospital with a view to becoming a consultant.


This programme is registrable with the professional governing body for dentistry in the UK, the General Dental Council (GDC).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • The early years focus on the pre- and para-clinical sciences, knowledge of which is vital for a full understanding of your patients' problems and the reasoning behind the treatments you will provide.
  • In Year 1, the focus is on the basic biomedical sciences of anatomy, physiology and biochemistry, with the addition of the para-clinical dental sciences of oral biology, cell biology, microbiology, pathology and dental materials science.
  • The clinical relevance of these subjects is highlighted in integrated clinically relevant activities (ICRAs).
  • You will also undertake a basic emergency care module and basic clinical infection control measures will be introduced in the Cleanliness Champion programme.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: AAAAB (minimum) 
  • GCE A-Level: AAA
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 37 points 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    33985 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33985 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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