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Dental Surgery / Oral Science

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

3 A-Levels at Grade AAA which must include Biology and Chemistry. We consider all A-Level subjects for the remaining grades, except General Studies or Critical Thinking. Applicants must also pass their science practicals to be considered for the course.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M1

D3 Biology, D3 Chemistry, M1 other subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

At least 35 points overall including a score of 6 in higher level Chemistry and Biology, plus a further higher at grade 6. English must be offered at higher or subsidiary level (grade 5 minimum if not offered at GCSE). Maths Studies is acceptable.

Minimum of AAABBB (regardless of sub-score), including Chemistry and Biology at grade A. English and Maths are also compulsory.

At Advanced Higher, we require AA in Biology and Chemistry, plus either a third subject at grade A at Advanced Higher level, OR two additional Highers at grade B.

Applicants must have grade B minimum in Chemistry, Biology, English and either Physics or Maths at Higher level.

UCAS Tariff

144

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About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

5.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

5.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subjects

Pre-clinical dentistry

Dentistry

Clinical dentistry

The only joint Master and Bachelor dentistry degree in the UK, our MChD/BChD course integrates clinical dentistry, science and personal development. You’ll graduate from Leeds as a highly qualified and well-equipped professional, trained to think critically and work independently.
You gain early clinical exposure in year 1 and experience in a range of settings throughout the course – at the dental hospital, in the community, at outreach clinics and through hospital placements. You can also undertake a four-week local or international placement at the end of your fourth year.
Our clinical and teaching facilities are world-class. You will have access to 3D virtual reality dental training simulators to practise clinical skills and build their confidence.
The MChD/BChD shows you have Masters level skills and attributes and can expand your employment and further study options.

Assessment methods

We have an international reputation for the quality of our comprehensive assessment processes. They incorporate: essays, presentations, multiple choice questions, short answer questions, extended critical research reports, clinical and practical tests and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs). Verbal examinations are part of some assessments, as it’s essential you can demonstrate that you are able to communicate effectively too.

By the end of the course, you’ll need to demonstrate competence to practise dentistry independently at the level of a safe beginner.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Leeds

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.

83%
med
Pre-clinical dentistry
83%
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Dentistry
83%
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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

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
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

86%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
48%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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A
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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.

£31,000
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Average annual salary
99%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
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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.

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
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

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.

£31,000
med
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.

Medicine and 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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