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Dentistry, BDS

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #67 (QS) Glasgow, United Kingdom
Glasgow Dental Hospital & School is located in the centre of Glasgow with up-to-date facilities for patient care, student clinical practice and training, and education and research in dental and oral diseases and disorders. The Dentistry programme at the University of Glasgow is ranked first in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table).
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Overview

By taking the Dentistry programme at the University of Glasgow you will be introduced to all aspects of clinical dentistry, supported by the teaching of clinical medicine, patient management and health promotion, and biomedical sciences such as anatomy, physiology and microbiology.

You will be introduced to the theory and practice of the subjects that form the clinical basis of dentistry: operative dentistry, prosthodontics and periodontics. As part of the introduction to operative dentistry you will learn about the treatment of dental caries, carried out in a simulated clinical setting.

Knowledge from the first year of the programme is built upon by further study of biomedical sciences, clinical medical sciences and patient management/health promotion. You will also begin the management and treatment of patients.

You will expand your skills in all aspects of restorative dentistry and will also carry out your first extraction. You will attend outreach placements in paediatric dentistry. Other teaching includes a comprehensive head and neck anatomy course, the dentist’s role in providing smoking and alcohol advice, initial preparation for the provision of sedation, and self-directed work within various subject areas on computer.

Careers

Most dental graduates become general dental practitioners. Other possible careers lie in the hospital service or the community dental service.

Choosing a career in NHS general dental practice requires you to undertake a period of vocational training designed to ease the transition between dental school and general dental practice.

This vocational training period lasts one year. However, in some parts of the country, it has been voluntarily extended to a two-year period of general professional training, to provide experience in the provision of dental care in both primary and secondary settings.

Accreditation

  • The BDS is recognised by the General Dental Council for the purpose of membership.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    600 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Crown and bridge
  • Minor oral surgery
  • Endodontics
  • Paediatric dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Consultant clinics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    100

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General Requirements

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 36 Points including three HL subjects at 6,6,6.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: Applicants must meet STANDARD Entry Requirements.
  • Additional requirements: Chemistry AND Biology at HL6. Mathematics or Physics at HL (If it is not possible to take Mathematics or Physics at HL then SL6 will be considered).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45170 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45170 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 60 months.
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England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 46,250

Living costs for Glasgow

  • 620 - 1020 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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