Our course is divided into nine integrated themes. Throughout the course we aim to teach you theory alongside clinical practice so you'll develop an understanding of dental science and its clinical application.

You'll learn the value of evidence-based dentistry and how to apply it to clinical practice.

We believe in training the whole dental team together, so you'll learn with Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy students in a way that prepares you for practice.

The General Dental Council quality assures and approves qualifications for registration, for the following registrant groups: Dentists; dental hygienists; dental therapists; dental nurses; clinical dental technicians; dental technicians; and orthodontic therapists.

General Dental Council (GDC)

BDS Award
Full-time Study Mode
5 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

BDS Dental Surgery selection process

With Access Sheffield, you could qualify for additional consideration or an alternative offer - find out if you're eligible

Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAA

including Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAB

including Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology

A Levels + additional qualifications

| AAB, including AA in Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology and B in the third subject + B in a dentistry or health-related EPQ. The EPQ and A Levels must be taken in the one sitting to receive the alternative offer

AAB, including AA in Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology and B in the third subject + B in a dentistry or health-related EPQ. The EPQ and A Levels must be taken in the one sitting to receive the alternative offer

International Baccalaureate

| 36, with 6 in Higher Level Chemistry and Biology

36, with 6, 5 in Higher Level Chemistry and Biology

BTEC

| D*DD in science including Distinctions in Chemistry and Biology units

DDD in science including Distinctions in Chemistry and Biology units

Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher

| AAAAB, including Biology + A in Chemistry; AAAAB, including Chemistry + A in Biology

AAABB, including Biology + A in Chemistry; AAABB, including Chemistry + A in Biology

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| A + AA in Chemistry and Biology

B + AA in Chemistry and Biology

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at level 3, including 39 credits at Distinction in Chemistry and Biology and 6 credits at Merit

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction in Chemistry and Biology and 9 credits at Merit

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

6 GSCE grades at 7/A including Maths, English Language and science

Graduates - Bachelor's degree with a minimum 2.1 in a related or core science subject

UCAT Pre-admissions test: All applicants must take the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT). The test is used in conjunction with our existing selection procedure to identify candidates with potential for success at undergraduate level

Human Biology is acceptable instead of Biology

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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