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Bachelor of Dental Surgery - BDS years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Pre-clinical dentistry
Student score
71% LOW
% employed or in further study
Not Available
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

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.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate

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

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

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Course description

Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry brings together two venerable teaching institutions: St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which dates back to 1123, and The London Hospital Medical College, founded in 1785, the oldest medical school in England and Wales. The two hospitals lie in very different parts of London, the City and the East End, meaning that you will be exposed to a greater diversity of people and their problems than at almost any other school. This combination of the scientific excellence mentioned above, and the unmatched medical and dental opportunities that flow from our location, means that we are in an unrivalled position to offer you the very best experience as a student, shaping the sort of dentist you will become and the rest of your life. Our curriculum is modern, integrated and well paced, and our location in east London means that you’ll serve a population of great diversity and encounter a wide range of disease, including some of the more unusual oral cancers. With around 70 students per year, we are still a relatively small dental school. Our size and location mean that there is a strong sense of community and that we are never short of patients. Dental students also have the opportunity to study at a variety of outreach clinics, gaining experience within different clinical settings. The Dental School contains a clinical skills laboratory, which closely simulates the real clinical experience and is an invaluable learning facility, helping new students prepare for patient care work. You will also be able to work in our fantastic new outreach clinics at Barkantine, near Canary Wharf, Southend-on-Sea and the newest clinic Sir Ludwig Guttmann centre in the Olympic park.


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

Queen Mary University of London

Queen's building, Mile End campus

With around 21,187 students and 4,000 staff, we are one of the biggest University of London colleges. We teach and research across a wide range of subjects in the humanities, social sciences, law, medicine and dentistry, and science and engineering. Based in Mile End, we offer one of the largest self-contained residential campuses in London. 

How you'll spend your time

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 81%
Student score 71% LOW
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Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


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Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
538 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
0% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study Not Available
Average graduate salary Not Available

Sorry, we don't have any information about graduates from this subject here.

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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