B.Sc. On Campus

Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Hons)

36 months
9250 GBP/year
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The Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Hons) programme from the University of Birmingham links underpinning theory with practical clinical experience at all levels, making it a fully integrated course.


The Dental Hygiene and Therapy (Hons) programme from the University of Birmingham you will benefit from state-of-the-art facilities and innovative teaching and learning methods. You will train and work alongside practicing clinicians and other members of the dental team on a daily basis. An important component in fostering the team approach to dentistry.

Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists work closely with other members of the Dental team, carrying out preventive and periodontal treatments for both adults and children. They undertake a variety of treatments on a wide range of patients including fillings, radiographs and impressions, Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists are also able to extract deciduous teeth, undertake pulpotomies and place preformed crowns on children’s teeth.

From the outset you will be encouraged and supported to become an independent and self-motivated learner. The BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy course curriculum empowers you to develop lifelong skills in self-development and patient management. It also encourages precision, hand/eye coordination, communication skills and an empathic approach to patient care. These are all essential qualities when fulfilling the role of a Dental Hygienist or Therapist.


On qualification you will be eligible to apply for entry to the General Dental Council's register for Dental Care Professionals. 

Our Dental and Hygiene Therapy graduates work in general dental practice, salaried dental practice and in hospitals, where they work closely with other members of the Dental team. There are good opportunities for full-time, part-time and flexible working hours. A post-qualification vocational training scheme is also available in the West Midlands for selected applicants.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adult Restorative Dentistry Theory and Clinical Practice
  • Periodontal Diseases Theory and Clinical Practice
  • Applied Pharmacology and Pain and Anxiety Control
  • Dental Radiography
  • Paediatric Dentistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


360 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Number of A levels required:

  • 3
Typical offer:
  • BBB
Required subjects and grades:
  • A Level Biology at grade B or above; A GDC recognised Dental Nursing qualification may be submitted in lieu of one A Level subject. Minimum of six GCSEs at grade C/4 to include English, Mathematics and a Biological subject/dual award science.
General Studies:
  • not accepted.
BTEC Extended Diplomas, Diplomas and Subsidiary Diplomas are not accepted. 

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.

Living costs for Birmingham

765 - 1134 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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