LEEDS
DENTAL INSTITUTE
Degree Type & Length: MChD/BChd BSc (5 Years)
UCAS Code: A200
University Code: L23
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? No. However, newly introduced to 2015 applicants: The University of Leeds School of Dentistry (UCAS code: A200) will use BMAT for all UK-based applicants. Overseas applicants are not required to take BMAT.
Applicants: 1300
Interviews: 320
Offers: 120
Places: 81 Home 4
Academic entry requirement:

United Kingdom

GCSEs: minimum of 6 GCSEs including Chemistry, Biology (or dual science), English and Maths (English and Maths should be passed at minimum Grade C as a general University of Leeds requirement - equivalents might be offered).

A Levels (A2): 3 A-Levels at Grade A, including Biology and Chemistry. The third A-Level may be any subject except General Studies or Critical Thinking.

Equivalents accepted include:

International Baccalaureate: At least 35 points overall including a score of 6 in higher level Chemistry and Biology, plus a further higher at grade 6. English must be offered at higher or subsidiary level (grade 5 minimum if not offered at GCSE)

14 - 19 Advanced Diploma: Grade A overall in any of the Diploma subjects,with minimum grade A in A-level Biology in the Additional Specialist Learning (ASL) element PLUS minimum grade A in A-level Chemistry.

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers: In lieu of GCSE, applicants should have A/B grades at Highers level in Chemistry, Biology, English and either Physics or Mathematics before application. Grade A in Chemistry and Biology at Advanced Higher. A third Advanced Higher subject at grade B minimum or two Higher level subjects at grade B minimum are also required.

Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate): Students require a minimum of AAABBB in Irish Highers (regardless of sub-score) including Chemistry and Biology at grade A. English and Maths are also compulsory.

European Baccalaureate: Total overall score of 80% overall with minimum grades of 8 in Biology and Chemistry.

Graduates: Applications are welcomed from graduates. An upper second class (2:1) degree pass or higher in a science or healthcare related subject is required.

Equivalents for international students:
A small number of places are reserved for international students. All international students’ applications are considered on an individual basis. However, we expect achieved or predicted grades to be of an equivalent level to our standard entrance requirements.

English requirements for candidates for whom English is not their first language:

  • IELTS: 7.0 overall with no less than 7.5 in listening and speaking plus not less than 6.0 in writing and reading.
  • TOEFL Internet-based Test: 100 overall with no less than 24 in Listening, 21 in Reading, 22 in Writing and 26 in Speaking.
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test : 570 including 55 in the Test of Spoken English (TSE) and at least 5 in the Test of Written English (TWE).
  • GCSE: Overseas Boards – Grade C or better.
E-mail: dentistry@leeds.ac.uk
Dental School Website: http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/info/1200/school_of_dentistry
Dental School Contact Information: Learning & Teaching Office
Leeds Dental Institute
Clarendon Way
Leeds
LS2 9LU
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6199
Key attribute of dental institute: Leeds dental institute is the first dental undergraduate programme in the UK to award our students with a Masters level qualification and a BSc Oral Science at the end of five years study.
Interview style format: Multi Mini Interview (MMI) with various stations.
Course Structure:

Year 1 Laying the foundations 
First year modules introduce the basics of dentistry. You will be involved in the clinical environment from the start and will later be responsible for treatment of your own patients. Essential scientific learning and clinical experience are integrated from the outset.You will be introduced to:

  • The concept of health and health promotion
  • Oral anatomy, microbiology and related science
  • Periodontal disease
  • Recognising and managing pain and anxiety including local anaesthesia

Year 2: Building knowledge and experience 
You will build on scientific knowledge gained in Year 1 and further develop your patient communication skills and competency in simple clinical procedures. You will learn about biomedical and social sciences relating to dentistry. You will also undertake operative clinical skills education and be responsible for patient care.

Year 3: A pivotal year 
Clinical skills in the diagnosis and treatment of more complex dental disease and complex restorations are introduced. Modules include the study of illness and well-being and communication skills relevant to patient care. Psychological theories of anxiety and stress and their effects on health will also be covered.
A research project will form part of your assessment. This provides an understanding of research and helps develop your skills in scientific research and in applying principles of research to your project.

Year 4: Amassing experience
All practising clinicians have to be able to assess the health or ill health of their patient in order to undertake safe dental treatment upon them. Clinical experience will span the specialist areas of restorative and paediatric dentistry, orthodontics, oral medicine, oral surgery, pathology and radiology. 

The Professional Development elective module gives you the opportunity to spend time in dental units abroad. This is an optional module taken at the end of Year 4 during the summer vacation.

Year 5: The culmination 
Final year modules and clinical experience will consolidate the skills, behaviours and knowledge needed to make a successful transition to vocational training and professional life.

An in-depth Masters level project ensures that higher level cognitive learning skills are developed and assessed. You will get to practise conscious intravenous and inhalation sedation. The New Horizons module will lead you through evidence-based learning from test bench to clinical practice.

The Personal and Professional Development module focuses on preparation for the world of work. It introduces you to the organisational, business and managerial skills required for general dental practice while provideding support fo the dental foundation training selection process.

Leeds Dental Institute


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