Dentistry, Bachelor | University of Glasgow | Glasgow, United Kingdom
60 months
48960 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Dentistry programme at the University of Glasgow is ranked top in the UK (Complete University Guide and The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide).


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.


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.


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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical dentistry
  • Clinical medicine
  • Patient management and health promotion
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Microbiology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • 26 January: all other UK/EU applicants (unless otherwise stated on the UCAS website).


600 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

SQA Higher Entry Requirements (by end of S6) 

  • AAAAB Higher + B Advanced Higher (AABB S5 minimum for consideration)
  • Biology and Chemistry at grade A, Maths/Physics and English/ESOL at grade C. Advanced Higher in Biology or Chemistry at grade B. Interview.
SQA Higher Adjusted Entry Requirements (by end of S6)
  • AAABB Higher + B Advanced Higher (AABB S5 minimum for consideration)
  • Additional requirements: Biology and Chemistry at grade A, Maths/Physics and English/ESOL at grade C. Advanced Higher in Biology or Chemistry at grade B. Interview. Successful completion of Reach.
A-level Standard Entry RequirementsAAA
  • Chemistry and Biology at grade A. 6 GCSE subjects at Grade A/7. Maths/Physics and English language/literature (English accepted at grade B/6 provided all other GCSEs are attained at grade A/7).
IB Standard Entry Requirements
  • 36 (6,6,6 HL)
  • Chemistry and Biology at HL, Maths/Physics at HL (if HL not possible then SL6 will be considered)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    48960 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48960 GBP per year during 60 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 60 months.

Living costs for Glasgow

620 - 1012 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.

Our partners

University of Glasgow
University of Glasgow


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!