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Oral Health Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
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Dental Hygienists/Therapists are highly skilled professionals who work as part of the dental team providing care to help patients have good dental health.

They play an essential role in preventing oral diseases such as gum disease, tooth decay and mouth cancers. Their skills include providing preventative, periodontal and restorative therapies in adults' and children's teeth through clinical treatment and education.

Good communication skills are essential to be able to deal with patients and parents or carers. Students are expected to adhere to the strict code of conduct outlined by the General Dental Council and a high standard of maturity, confidentiality and professionalism is expected to be maintained throughout the Oral Health Science programme at Glasgow Caledonian University.

Your career

Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the General Dental Council. There are many career opportunities in general dental practice in the NHS, private practice or Community Dental Service, which could also involve home care and hospital services. Graduates may also be involved in research and oral health promotion.


Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the General Dental Council.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Biomedical Sciences

  • Foundations of Practice

  • Human Disease

  • Plaque Related Diseases

  • Dental Biomaterials

  • Pain and Anxiety Control

  • Paediatric Dentistry

  • Dental Radiography

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.

General Requirements

Year 1

  • SQA Higher: BBBB including Biology or Human Biology plus Nat 5 English

  • A level: BCC including Biology or Human Biology plus GCSE English
  • ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 to include Biology or Human Biology at Higher and Ordinary level English at O2
  • IB Diploma: 24 points must include Higher Level Biology or Human Biology
  • BTEC: Extended Diploma including Biology or Human Biology at DMM plus GCSE English
  • College: HNC in Dental Nursing plus BBB from Scottish Higher to include Biology or Human Biology
  • SWAP: Access to Medical Studies or Biological and Chemical Science at BBB to include 65% in Biology unit.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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  • RUK: £9250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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


We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.

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