24 months
16200 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Whether you’re due to graduate with a GDC accredited Advanced Dental Nursing Professional Practice (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth or you’re a practising dental nurse and keen to develop your career, this Advanced Dental Nursing Professional Practice degree will boost your prospects

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Advanced Dental Nursing Professional Practice (Top-up) at University of Portsmouth enables you to top-up your existing qualifications to a BSc (Hons) degree in just 2 years full-time or 4 years part-time. 

You'll develop your clinical skills and learn to become more interactive with patient care and to improve skill mix within the dental team. You'll gain graduate skills to help you progress into senior dental nursing roles and practice at a higher level. Employers recognise the part that dental nurses with advanced skills contribute to improving dental care across the UK. As demand for dental care services continues to rise, you’ll be well placed to take advantage of opportunities to grow your role.

Careers and opportunities

Now is the ideal time to boost your career potential with this BSc (Hons) Advanced Dental Nursing Professional Practice (Top-Up). Health Education England’s Advancing Dental Care Review 2021 recommends building up the capabilities of dental professionals. It calls for better use of the skills mix and multi-disciplinary teamworking within dental care services.

Programme Structure


  • Applied Dental Nursing Professional Practice – 40 credits
  • Communication for the Dental Team – 20 credits
  • Dental Radiography and Dental Imaging – 20 credits
  • Engaging With Service Improvement – 20 credits
  • Evidence Based Decision Making – 20 credits

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 120 HE Credits at Level 4 (certificate) in dental nursing related subjects. 
  • Applicants with Dental Nurse GDC Registration and sufficient level 5 credits from FDSc or DipHE or equivalent Dental Nursing education programmes, can apply for direct entry (with advanced standing) to level 6 subject to RPL.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16200 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16200 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Portsmouth

710 - 1099 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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