Degree Type & Length: BDS (5 Years)
UCAS Code: A200
University Code: G28
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? Yes, We initially look at the applicants academic data to see if they meet the entry requirement. Then we use UKCAT data to produces statistical deciles in choosing applicants for interview.
Applicants: 560
Interviews: 240
Offers: N/A
Places: 90
Academic entry requirement:

UK entry requirements stated are the minimum entry requirements for applications.

Highers: Applicants are not considered for entry to Dentistry from S5. Applicants are required to achieve AAAAB by the end of S6 in five different subjects, with a minimum of AABB by the end of S5. Higher subjects must include Biology and Chemistry (both at Grade A) and either Maths or Physics. Higher English is also required.

A-Levels: AAB including Biology and Chemistry (both at Grade A). (General Studies is not acceptable as a third subject.)

International Baccalaureate (IB): 36 points including Chemistry HL 6 and Biology HL 6, and either Mathematics or Physics at HL.

English language requirements:

For applicants whose first language is not English, the University sets a minimum English Language proficiency level.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training):

  • overall score 7.0
  • no sub-test less than 7.0
  • or equivalent scores in another recognised qualification (see below)

Common equivalent English language qualifications:

  • ibTOEFL: 100; no sub-test less than 24
  • CAE (Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English): A minimum
  • CPE (Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English): B minimum
  • PTE Academic (Person Test of English, Academic test): 68; minimum60 in writing

Graduates will be considered provided they have gained the minimum of a 2:1 Honours Degree in a relevant subject. They must be able to demonstrate the
equivalence of:

  • Chemistryand Biology (equivalent to Grade A Higher, Grade AA-Level, or greater)
  • Physics and /or Mathematics (equivalent to grade B Higher/ or grade B GCSE or better)

Attainment of these qualifications can be evidenced through the degree transcript or from prior qualifications (within 6 years).Where any of the above requirements has not been met, an interested party can achieve them as additional qualifications
in advance of applying.

MedicalAccess Courses may also be appropriate, for a list of approved courses, please contact the Admissions Office (Med- Applicants with a relevant first degree and PhD or with a MB ChBand at least Part
One of the MRCS, will be invited to interview. Those with a Masters Degree will be considered on an individual basis.

Please note that we are unable to accepttransferrequests from students who have commenced a degree course at another institution and not completed it.

Dental School Website:
Dental School Contact Information: Glasgow Dental Hospital & School
378 Sauchiehall Street
G2 3JZ
Tel: 0141 211 9703
Key attribute of dental institute: Glasgow Dental School received 100% Student Satisfaction on their 2013 Survey.
Interview style format: Multi Mini Interview (MMI) where you have approximately 5 minutes per station
Course Structure:

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.

In the second year 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.

At the same time, 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.

In the second year you will also begin the management and treatment of patients.

The third year builds on the knowledge and experience gained in the previous two years and provides extensive clinical experience in the various clinical dental subjects. 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.

You will continue to work in the Dental School and in the community at various paediatric outreach centres and will have an opportunity to develop your clinical skills through exposure to patients in all the dental disciplines. Teaching includes oral medicine, sedation, orthodontics fixed appliance course, and further aspects of patient management/health promotion.

At the end of fourth year you are required to undertake a four-week period of elective study. This is an opportunity for personal and professional development. You will choose your own subject from one of the following broad categories of study:

  • a humanitarian project (in a remote or developing country or in socio-economically challenged parts of the UK)
  • an audit project
  • an educational comparison
  • a research project (quantitative or qualitative)
  • other types of experience such as veterinary dentistry or learning a foreign language.

You will have a supervisor to help you plan your study, which will be written up as a report at the beginning of fifth year.

The aim of the final year is to consolidate and enhance the clinical skills you have developed to this point. You will spend half your time in the Dental School and half working in a community outreach centre. There will be no lectures; instead you will attend eight sessions in the Dental School in each of the following core units:

  • Crown and bridge
  • Minor oral surgery
  • Endodontics
  • Paediatric dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Periodontics
  • Consultant clinics (1)
  • Consultant clinics (2).

You will be allocated to one residential and one non-residential outreach centre. Centres currently include Campbeltown, Carronshore, Coatbridge, Dumfries, Greenock, Kilmarnock, Langlees, and Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.

Glasgow Dental School

Please note the information above was provided by the faculty on 12/09/2013

Data may have differed between then and present.

* The data provided for the Applicants/Interviews/Offers is based upon the 2013 cycle