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University of Sheffield

Bio-dental Science and Technology

UCAS Code: B750

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

AAB including two sciences Science subjects include Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Physics, Further Maths and Human Biology. Note that Biology with Human Biology is not acceptable in combination. Students offering Maths and Further Maths must also have an additional Science A2 from the list. We will also consider applicants who offer Chemistry with Psychology or Chemistry with Geography as the two science A levels

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

60 credits overall, 30 Level 3 at Distinction in science units and 15 Level 3 at Merit.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

including two sciences

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSEs at grade C/4 to include Maths, English Language and a science subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

in Science+grade A in a science subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,D,D

in Science

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B

+ AB including two sciences

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

+ AA including two sciences

UCAS Tariff

136-153

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Clinical dentistry

On this course you'll learn all about the structure, function and maintenance of oral and dental tissues.

You'll work on innovative research projects, such as the molecular and cellular bases of regeneration and tissue repair. We'll help you to develop the technical skills needed by employers.

This degree includes an opportunity to go on a research-informed placement where you'll learn how science can provide commercial healthcare solutions. You'll also have the chance to work with the local community to promote the public understanding of oral health.

You'll study eight core modules across three years. The modules will progressively develop your ability to learn independently. Although all modules are compulsory, you can choose to focus on the subjects that interest you most during Years 2 and 3.

Year 1
The first year introduces you to the organisation and function of the human body with a special focus on the head and neck. You'll study the structure of cells and the biochemical processes within them as well as the anatomy of the thorax, head and neck. You'll learn about major physiological processes alongside cellular function and body structure. You will also learn about important bacterial pathogens, especially those causing oral disease, and how the body responds to infection.

Year 2
The second year provides an overview of the effect that growth, ageing and certain diseases have on wellbeing. You'll also learn about dental materials and how to use them safely. This course will develop your skills in experimental design, and your ability to analyse results and identify the impact of your work on oral health.

Year 3
During the third year you'll carry out a research-informed placement that builds on subjects you developed an interest in during Year 2. You'll study research statistics and ethics, and learn how to critically appraise scientific literature. The third year will give you a deep understanding of key topics in bio-dental science and technology. You'll also gain skills in laboratory and qualitative research.

This School of Clinical Dentistry course includes lectures, seminars, online learning, lab classes and human dissection. In addition to the placement, you'll carry out an individual project and a group project.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
International
£21,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Bursaries – max available £1,250. The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. £0-£25,000 - £1,000 £25,001-£30,000 - £500 £30,001-£40,000 - £250. As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500 If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. Scholarships - The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for. Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

School of Clinical 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.

92%
high
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

92%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
36%
Male students
64%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
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
86%
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.

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

£47k

£47k

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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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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