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Dental Therapy

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

3 A levels at grades ABB A level Biology is required. The third subject may be anything from the arts or sciences, although General Studies, Critical Thinking, Citizenship Studies and applied A levels are not accepted. Pending A level qualifications will be considered. We do not consider AS level grades when making decisions. Requirements in respect of GCSEs must also be met. For applicants from England: Where a science has been taken at A level (Chemistry, Biology, Geology or Physics), a pass in the Science practical of each subject will be required. GCSE We use GCSE grades, when shortlisting for interview so it is important to provide full details of these examinations and failure to do so will lead to rejection of the application. All applicants must have 6 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above which must include English Language, Maths and Science. A science subject must be offered from the following list: Biology, Human Biology, Modular Biology, Dual Science Award, Human Physiology, Chemistry or Physics. Applicants should distinguish between full and short courses on their application form. Two short courses will be counted in lieu of one full course. Functional skills will not be considered as an alternative to GCSE Maths or English Language. Vocational/Applied GCSEs will not be considered BTEC Science will not be considered as an alternative to a GCSE in Science. The GCSE requirements should be in place at the time of application. We are unable to consider pending grades at GCSE.

Applicants offering Access to Higher Education Diplomas should present from courses with significant Biology and Chemistry content at level 3. Candidates are expected to achieve distinction in 45 credits at level 3. For the full Access course requirements please see the Admissions document on the University website.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

We use GCSE grades when shortlisting for interview so it is important to provide full details of these examinations and failure to do so will lead to rejection of the application. All applicants must have 6 GCSEs at grade C/5 or above which must include English Language, Maths and Science. A Science subject must be offered from the following list: Biology, Human Biology, Modular Biology, Dual Science Award, Human Physiology, Chemistry or Physics. Applicants should distinguish between full and short courses on their application form. Two short courses will be counted in lieu of one full course. Functional skills will not be considered as an alternative to GCSE Maths or English Language. Vocational/Applied GCSEs will not be considered. We do not accept GCSE Maths Numeracy BTEC Science will not be considered as an alternative to a GCSE in Science. The GCSE requirements should be in place at the time of application. We are unable to consider pending grades at GCSE.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

33 points in total with subjects at higher level 6, 5, 5 and to include Biology.

Will be considered

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B,B

Including Biology.

UCAS Tariff

128-152

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Dentistry

This innovative programme has been specifically designed to facilitate the development of real-world clinical, team working, and leadership skills, along with essential personal growth. The BSc Dental Therapy programme embraces the University’s hallmarks of active learning, confidence, authentic assessment, and research-connected teaching, as well as having many notable and unique design elements.

The programme shares a three year Collaborative Learning Core (CLC) with dental surgery students, where learning and collaborating in teams builds mutual respect and understanding of the varied roles of the dental team.

Components within the programme are closely integrated and provide clear steps for you to develop, integrate and demonstrate your skills before building to the next level of clinical capability. Clinical experience commences in the first year of the programme and is underpinned by aligned medical and anatomical knowledge; communication skills; professionalism; ethics and clinical safety.

During the programme, you will also have opportunities to experience and develop your skills in a primary care setting and engage with the local community. Quality improvement projects are also included in the programme to ensure an in-depth understanding of clinical governance.

Learning and assessment are supported by state-of-the-art technology to provide a personalised mechanism for monitoring your progress and allowing you to take control of your own learning.
Through embedding continuous personal development within the curriculum, you will understand the importance of self-reflection, goal setting and on-going professional development, an ethos aimed at ensuring that you will be prepared for the demands of both the profession and life after University.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Liverpool

Department:

School of Dentistry

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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.

95%
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

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
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
86%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
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?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
6%
Male students
94%
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.

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

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

£47k

£47k

£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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