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King's College London, University of London

Dental Therapy and Hygiene

UCAS Code: A900

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Must include Biology or Chemistry, plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology. Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:12,P:3

Access to HE Diploma in Medical Professions, Health and/or Science.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

M2,M2,M2

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Biology or Chemistry subjects are required, plus an additional subject of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology as Principal Subjects at M2.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Including 5,5,5 at Higher Level. Note the total point score of 32 includes TOK/EE. Biology or Chemistry subjects are required, plus an additional subject of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths (either Analysis & Approaches or Applications & Interpretation) or Psychology at Higher Level at grade 5.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H3,H3,H3,H3

Biology or Chemistry subjects are required, plus one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or Psychology.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

DDM with ten modules at Distinction in Applied Science OR DDM with ten modules at Distinction in any other subject.

Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Grade B in Advanced Higher Chemistry or Biology is required, plus an additional subject of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology.

Scottish Higher

B,B,B

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Grade B in Advanced Higher Chemistry or Biology is required, plus an additional subject of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths or Psychology (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

UCAS Tariff

81-120

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Pre-clinical dentistry

The BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy and Hygiene programme will train graduates to be autonomous, safe beginner clinicians, prepared for registration with the GDC. Graduate attributes fostered in training are transferable, building a resilient professional able to meet future challenges; caring, knowledgeable and skillful professionals, able to accept professional responsibility for their contribution to effective and safe care of patients as part of the dental team. These professionals will appreciate the need for continuing professional development and evidence advances in relevant knowledge throughout their initial training.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

Faculty of Dentistry, Oral and Craniofacial Sciences

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.

61%
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.

Pre-clinical dentistry

Teaching and learning

73%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
54%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
94%
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

69%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
20%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
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.

Pre-clinical 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.

£30,000
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

100%
Health professionals

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.

£37k

£37k

£43k

£43k

£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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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