BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy (B750)

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UCAS code B750
Application method UCAS
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
Tuition fees
  • Home students: £9,250 per year
  • EU students: £24,700 per year
  • International students: £24,700 per year
  • Channel Islands and Isle of Man students: £10,750 per year
Further information on tuition fees, living costs and financial support.
Location of course Clifton campus, Placements
Part-time study Part-time study is not available on this course

About BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy

Bristol Dental Hospital has a long-established history of training programmes in both dental hygiene and dental therapy. The BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy provides an exciting opportunity to study alongside undergraduate students on the BDS Dentistry course.

This three year degree comprises integrated and compulsory units of academic teaching, clinical skills and practice and dissertation.

Year one provides essential preclinical teaching and training, as well as an introduction to personal and professional development and patient contact on the Periodontal Clinic.

In year two you will commence preclinical training in restorative techniques for adult patients together with the dental undergraduate students. in your final term, you will begin restorative treatment of adult patients at the Dental Hospital.

In your final year you will begin preclinical training in paediatric dentistry alongside continued clinical development, treating adult restorative and periodontal patients. You will be placed predominantly in community-based teaching clinics treating a wide range of patients with a variety of needs, working towards a holistic approach of patient management.

You will complete an individual research project in an area of dentistry relevant to your role as a hygienist/therapist as well as completing your final modules in order to gain the BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Launched in 2019, this course has been accepted provisionally for accreditation by the General Dental Council. It is undergoing the normal process for full approval.

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Typical offer for BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
ABB including Biology.

We will accept certain Dental Nursing or Dental Technician Level 3 professional qualifications plus BB in two A-levels including Biology. Please contact the University for full details.
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBC including B in Biology
Science practicals A pass in the practical element of all English examination board science A-levels is expected.
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 points overall with 16 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in Biology
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level, including 5 at Higher Level in Biology
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, and M3 is C.
Access to HE Diploma offerAccess to HE Diploma in Biology combined with Chemistry, Biomedical Sciences, Bioscience, Life Science, Medicine or Science. The 45 graded Level 3 credits must include:
  • at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 at Merit or above; and
  • at least 15 credits at Distinction from Biology units.
Mature students are welcome to contact to check the suitability of their Access course.
BTEC offer DDM plus B in A-level Biology
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerAdvanced Higher: AB including Biology, and Standard Higher: AAABB
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall, with 8.0 in Biology
UK qualificationsFurther information about UK qualifications
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Standard numeracy requirement (4 or C in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent)
Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent)

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile A
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Additional requirementsWork experience is required; please see the Admissions Statement.

Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Not accepted

Selection process

UCAS and interview that includes written and practical tests. If you are offered a place you will have to pass a health assessment and undergo a DBS check.

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