Key Information and Stats
|Degree:||Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)|
|Type:||Undergraduate (5 years)|
|UCAS Codes:||Course: A206
|Applicants in 2011:||N/A|
|Contact Information:||David Brown
School of Dental Sciences
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: +44 (0) 191 222 8347
|Figures are based on University provided averages.|
Why Apply to Newcastle?
The school has a long-established reputation for excellence in teaching, scholarship, research and clinical service, and provides a positive and well resourced environment for work and study.
The School builds on foundations laid during 100 years of Dental education in Newcastle, and has specific aims, and missions that underpin our current activity.
National student surveys show high ratings for the School, the city and the region – we cannot think of a better place to live, study and work!
AAA including Chemistry and Biology. General Studies, Critical Thinking and a foreign language which is the applicant’s first language are not accepted. AAAAA at GCSE including Biology and Chemistry or AA in Dual Award Science also required.
AAAAA at Higher Grade normally including Chemistry and Biology. Two Advanced Highers also normally required (minimum A/B) to include Biology and/or Chemistry. If only one out of Biology and Chemistry is offered at Advanced Higher, the grade A is required in that science. Candidates offering only one out of Higher Chemistry and Biology will be required to take the other in their final year along with Advanced Higher in the first, and achieve A grades in both the Advanced Higher and the Higher. English and Mathematics required at grade 2 Standard Grade (or Intermediate 2 equivalent).
A minimum of 35 points with Chemistry and Biology at Grade 6 or above at Higher level.
Irish Leaving Certificate
A1A1A1AAB at Higher Level, to include Biology, Chemistry, English and Maths, and excluding Irish.
At least 45 level 3 credits to be achieved at Distinction. Must include at least 15 level 3 credits in each of Biology and Chemistry (Human Biology and Chemistry for the HEFC). A minimum of 2 years of full-time employment required after undertaking school-leaving examinations before commencing the Access to HE Diploma.
BTEC Level 5 HND
In a science-related subject with distinction grades in all units. Substantial science content required, in particular, cell and molecular biology and biochemistry.
D3,D3,D3 in Principal Subjects including both Chemistry and Biology. AAAAA at GCSE including Biology and Chemistry or AA in Dual Award Science also required.
English Language Requirements
For this degree you will need a minimum score of IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.
All applicants are required to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) in the year of application. See www.ukcat.ac.uk for further information.
All applicants are required to have undertaken a minimum of two weeks’ dental work experience prior to submitting their UCAS application. This should be carried out in a General Dental Practice, but other types of dental work experience may be considered.
Applications from candidates taking an additional year to resit A levels are considered only from applicants who in the previous admissions round held conditional offers which had been accepted as first choice, and then had failed to meet the terms of the offer.
an introduction to dentistry
- molecules, cells and tissues
- anatomy of the head and neck
- cardiovascular and respiratory systems
- oral environment
- dental tissues
- nutrition and diet
- dental materials science
- interpersonal skills
- oral pathology
- oral and maxillofacial surgery
- preventive dentistry
Stages 1 and 2
You spend the first two years studying the basic medical sciences. This provides a basis for clinical work in later Stages. Topics include:
Intercalated study (optional)
Intercalated study is available for BDS students after completion of Stage 2. See the BDS course overview for more information.
Stages 3 and 4
You are introduced to clinical training and you study dental operative techniques, human disease, clinical dentistry and dental materials science.
By the end of Stage 4, half your time is spent on patient care and clinical dental practice, with supporting clinical-related teaching.
An optional elective period at the end of Stage 4 gives you the opportunity to organise a few weeks studying dentistry outside Newcastle. In recent years this has taken students all over the world.
You concentrate on clinical dentistry, but also on topics such as:
Visiting the Dental School
The next Open Day at Newcastle University is 29th September 2012
Each Visit Day runs from 9.00am – 4.00pm but is designed to be flexible – we know your arrival time depends on where you’re travelling from. If you can arrive early, you will be able to make the most of the activities on offer.
You don’t need to tell us that you have arrived, but if you do have any questions we’ll be there to help.
All information taken from university website and liaison with admissions officer. Information correct at time of publication – 30/06/12.