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Queen Mary University of London

Dentistry

UCAS Code: A200

Bachelor of Dental Surgery - BDS

Entry requirements


A level

A*,A,A

Due to A Levels changing to the linear system from 2017, we now have different A Level requirements dependant on the year you achieved your A Levels A level results achieved in 2017 onwards: Grades AAA from three linear A levels. To include A level Biology or Chemistry. A second science subject is also required from any of the following - Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics. Please note: You will also be excepted to achieve a Pass grade in the practical endorsement for any of the following A levels - Biology, Chemistry, Physics - if taken with one of the Awarding Bodies in England. A level results achieved in 2016, or earlier: Minimum grade requirement: three A levels and one AS level at AAAb Compulsory subjects. Two Science A levels from Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Maths. Both Chemistry and Biology at AS to a minimum of grade B. All A level requirements must be taken in one sitting, resits are not accepted, unless protected under the Equality and Diversity Act 2010 (documentary evidence in such cases is required by 1st September in the year of entry). Excluded subjects - General Studies and Critical Thinking. Also excluded is Further Maths if taken together with Maths.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

All eligible applicants must have the following subjects at GCSE level, at grades AAABBB or 777666 to include English Language, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics (or Additional Mathematics or Statistics).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

38

7,6,6 in HL subjects, to include HL Biology or Chemistry and one other science or mathematical subject at HL.

UCAS Tariff

152

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About this course


Course option

5years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Pre-clinical dentistry

Study an innovative dental curriculum at a top school with world-class facilities and access to Londons diverse population. This five-year degree is designed to help you build the skills youll need as a dental professional. The Institute of Dentistry at Barts and the London follows a new and innovative curriculum: youll study care of the mouth, including prevention and treatment of dental diseases, screening for oral cancers, managing trauma, orthodontics and oral surgery.Our location in east London means youll serve a population of great diversity and encounter a wide range of disease, including some of the more unusual oral cancers. Youll be exposed to patients early on, and as you progress in your studies youll work in our outreach clinics in Canary Wharf, Stratford and Southend-on-Sea. We encourage you to take a holistic approach to dentistry by studying the human sciences along with your core dentistry modules including sociology and psychology to examine patients attitude to oral healthcare and the dental profession.

Modules

The BDS programme will be delivered around an academic year of two (years 1 and 5) or three semesters ( years 2-4), whereby the programme will build on early basic science knowledge to more established and advanced clinical practice in Outreach Dental Centres and in the main dental hospital. For example CIinical Dentistry will start in Year 1 with Fundamentals of Dentistry, followed by the development of core clinical skills in the clinical skills laboratory (Year 2), prior to entry onto the clinic for Clinical Practice in Year 3 and Advanced Clinical Practice in Years 4 and 5. http://www.smd.qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/dentistry/A200/index.html

Assessment methods

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Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Whitechapel

Department:

Institute of Dentistry

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

70%
low
Pre-clinical dentistry

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dentistry

Teaching and learning

61%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
61%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

80%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
33%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
45%
Male students
55%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Dentistry

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£31,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

If you want a stable, well-paid career, then dentistry is an excellent choice. Starting salaries rival those for medicine, almost all graduates get jobs in dentistry on leaving their course and there are roles all around the country. It is a pretty select course, with only a little over a thousand graduates a year, but for that group, the rewards can be excellent.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Pre-clinical dentistry

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£36k

£36k

£42k

£42k

£48k

£48k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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