Dental therapists play an increasingly important role in the delivery of primary care dentistry. The structure of this course is exciting and innovative in that it is fully integrated with the BDS Dentistry course. Dental therapy students and BDS students will learn their clinical and professional skills together and will take the same modules for 60% of the course.
The majority of the first year of the course will be carried out in the School of Dentistry, Allen Building, Preston campus and in Years 2 and 3 the students will gain clinical experience with the BDS students at one of the four Dental Education Centres (DECs).
Full-time: Three years
Preston (Campus code: U)
More information about programme specifications and module information is available in the course handbook.
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
International: £22,000 per yearFees for international students
3 A-Levels with minimum grades ABB – 1 of which must be in Biology (Including a Pass in Biology practical endorsement). We will consider all subject areas for the remaining 2 A levels, except general studies or critical thinking.
BTEC extended diploma in applied science achieved at D*D*D or above will be accepted as an alternative to A-levels.
NVQ level 3 Oral Health Care (Dental Nursing) or National Certificate in Dental Nursing will be accepted in lieu of 1 B grade A-Level, however, Biology will still be required at grade B or above.
BTEC subsidiary diploma achieved at D will be accepted in lieu of 1 B grade A-Level, however, Biology will still be required at grade B or above.
A 60 credit (45 graded) science-based access course may be considered alongside a dental nursing qualification. 15 Credits would be required at Distinction plus 19 credits at Merit or above – all the Biology modules would be required at Merit or above.
A Foundation entry course in a relevant science-based subject achieved at 65% or above overall with 70% or above in all Biology modules will be considered for entry alongside the GCSE criteria.
5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above - must include Mathematics, Science and English Language.
A dental nursing certificate, any other dental nursing qualification (without the required GCSE’s and A-levels/BTEC/Access to HE/foundation course) will not be considered.
Applicants must be able to provide evidence of sustained academic achievement within the past five years.
All students whose first language is not English, must have IELTS – grade 7.0 or above in all four categories (unless a U.K. Degree level qualification is held).
International applications will be considered with the equivalent qualifications (subject to fees).
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This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.
It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.
This course is based in the School of Dentistry
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
| 2020 Entry
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our Essential and Important Course Information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.