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University of Dundee

Oral Health Sciences

UCAS Code: B750

Bachelor of Science - BSc

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Subjects to include A-Level biology, plus GCSE chemistry at C

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

IB Diploma at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5 to include biology, plus Standard Level chemistry at grade 4. A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

Highers to include biology, plus chemistry (Standard Grade at 3 or National 5/Intermediate2 at C)

UCAS Tariff

114-120

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Clinical dentistry

Dentistry

A degree in Oral Health Sciences allows you to register as a dental hygienist and therapist. You’ll become a skilled professional who is part of the dental team. Dental therapists care for oral health by preventing disease, promoting healthy lifestyles and treating gum disease and dental decay.

You will learn the fundamentals of the sciences that support dentistry and how they apply to clinical situations. You'll be practising skills in a simulated clinical environment and by the end of the first semester you will be ready to meet your first patients. You will be able to communicate professionally with them, understand their health issues and treat gum disease.

You will also have the opportunity to work on Thiel cadavers. The Thiel method of embalming preserves cadavers with life-like flexibility and tissue quality.

In the annual Discovery Week you get to explore a topic of your own choice. It gives you time away from normal teaching activities to explore a dental topic, in areas of science such as:

biomedical
behavioural
engineering

Our curriculum is integrated with the 4D dentistry curriculum (4D stands for Dentistry at Dundee, Driven by Discovery). This means that for the first two years you will largely learn, practise, and be assessed together with dental students.

This approach to learning is different from traditional lecture based courses. You are encouraged to work in small groups to consider clinical problems and discover evidence based solutions.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£24,700
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Dundee

Department:

School 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.

94%
high
Clinical dentistry
94%
high
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

95%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
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

97%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
92%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

77%
UK students
23%
International students
33%
Male students
67%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

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.

£30,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
2%
Business, research and administrative 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.

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.

£30,500
low
Average annual salary
100%
med
Employed or in further education
98%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

98%
Health professionals
2%
Business, research and administrative professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Medicine & 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.

£38k

£38k

£44k

£44k

£50k

£50k

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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