Dentistry rivals medicine as one of the most difficult and demanding degrees in the world to complete. Places are often limited at UK dental schools and to successfully apply you will need qualifications in science subjects such as chemistry and biology, as well as being good with people and a strong communicator.
The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) is the most common course found aacross UK dental schools, and training generally takes a minimum of five years to complete, with practical patient care often introduced after year one.
Do you want to apply to study dentistry? Learn more about the top five UK universities for dentistry (2020 Guardian University Guide) below and arrange a free consultation with SI-UK in London or Manchester today to get your application started.
Top Three UK Universities for Dentistry
1. University of Aberdeen
The Institute of Dentistry at the University of Aberdeen is a modern purpose-built facility with state-of-the-art equipment and teaching facilities. There are only 20 dentistry places available per year at the University, meaning entry is highly competitive. This does mean those accepted on to the programme benefit from a great staff:student ratio though.
Clinical work on the BDS Dentistry programme is introduced after one year and 100% of Aberdeen Dentistry School graduates go into work after graduation.
- Course to consider: BDS Dentistry
2. University of Plymouth
The University of Plymouth Peninsula Dentist School have an extremely close relationship with NHS partners, meaning early clinical contact for all students. Ultramodern facilities enable the University to produce dental practitioners with clinical skills of the highest order and state-of-the-art Dental Education Facilities provide a substantial service to over 10,000 NHS patients per year.
- Course to consider: BDS Dental Surgery
3. University of Dundee
The University of Dundee prepares students for careers as dentists or dental therapists and students will develop knowledge and skills across the full range of dental disciplines, gaining experience treating patients in the University's own dental hospital.
The University of Dundee was recently named 'University of the Year' for Student Experience (Times Good University Guide 2020), and is ranked 4th in the UK for student satisfaction.
- Course to consider: BDS Gateway to Dentistry
Study Dentistry in the UK
If you wish to study dentistry in the UK, arrange a free consultation in London or Manchester today. Our UK university application experts will ensure your application is ready and submitted without error.