PENINSULA
SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY
Degree Type & Length: BDS (5 Years)
UCAS Code: A206
University Code: P60
Is UKCAT needed? If so, how is it assessed? Yes, We use the UKCAT score holistically with the rest of the application in our process in considering an applicant for interview. Therefore it is not a sole determinant in a prospective students application.
Applicants: 446
Interviews: 172
Offers: 74
Places: 65
Academic entry requirement:

DIRECT SCHOOL LEAVERS:

GCE A level
The typical offer is AAA at GCE A Level which must include Chemistry and Biology. A fourth subject must be achieved at a minimum of grade C at AS Level. General Studies at A/AS Level is not included within any offer.

GCSEs
Applicants need to achieve 7 GCSE passes at grades A-C which must include English Language, Mathematics and either GCSE Single and Additional Science or GCSE Biology and Chemistry.

International Baccalaureate
38 - 36 points overall including 6 in Higher Level Biology and Chemistry.

Scottish Advanced Highers
Grades AAA including Chemistry and Biology. 

Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma
A pass in the Diploma, plus grades AA in Chemistry and Biology. A fourth subject must be achieved at a minimum of grade C at AS Level. General Studies at A/AS Level is not included within any offer.

Cambridge Pre-U Diploma
D3, D3, M1 including Chemistry at D3 and Biology at a minimum of M1. Applicants will be required to pass the Global Perspectives and Independent Research element at a minimum of M3.

GCE A levels and Cambridge Pre-U Diploma
Applications will be assessed on an individual basis according to the subjects studied. Chemistry must be achieved at D3 in lieu of grade A at GCE A level.  For a non-science subject a minimum grade M1 is required. Applicants will be required to pass the Global Perspectives and Independent Research element at a minimum of M3 or a further subject at AS level at a minimum of grade C (excluding General Studies). 

Other UK qualifications
Other UK qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and you are advised to contact the Admissions team.

NON - DIRECT SCHOOL LEAVERS:
The entry requirements set out in this section apply to you if it's more than two years since you completed GCE A levels or equivalent qualifications, or if you are a graduate or if you intend to enrol onto the second year of another degree programme.
Graduate Medical School Admissions Test (GAMSAT)

Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine & Dentistry uses the Graduate Medical Schools Admissions Test (GAMSAT) as the entrance requirement for non-direct school leavers. GAMSAT assesses your academic aptitude for the study of dentistry. Results from the test will be used alongside the other information contained on your UCAS form to select non-direct school leavers for interview. The results are valid for 2 years.

GAMSAT is a 5 ½ hour written test that assesses your reasoning in humanities, social science, biological science, physical science and written communication. As this test only assesses academic aptitude, if you're successful you'll still need to show us at interview that you have the appropriate personal qualities to train and practise as a dentist.

E-mail: meddent-admissions@plymouth.ac.uk
Dental School Website: http://www.plymouth.ac.uk/coursesandstudy
Dental School Contact Information: The John Bull Building
Tamar Science Park
Research Way
Plymouth UK,
PL6 8BU
Tel: +44(0)1752 437444
Key attribute of dental institute: Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry is the newest university to introduce the 5 year BDS programme. Being very recent, it has very modern facilities at the disposal of students.
Interview style format: The interview process is structured, usually lasting no more than 20 minutes. Each interview panel consists of between three and four panel members. The interview attempts to identify whether a candidate has the personal attributes required to become a dentist.
Course Structure:

Course structure details can be found on this link:

https://www1.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/4602/Pages/CourseDetail.aspx

Peninsula School  of Dentistry (Uni of Plymouth)


Please note the information above was provided by the faculty on 11/09/2013

Data may have differed between then and present.

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