Dental hygienists/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. Both dental hygiene/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).
Subject to GDC Approval
All applications will be processed after the UCAS deadline in January 2018. Interview dates for 2018/19 are as follows:
Full-time: Three years
Preston (Campus code: U)
Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
International: £22,000 per year
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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.
5 GCSE’s at grade C/4 or above - must include Mathematics, Science and English Language.
NVQ level 3 Oral Health Care (Dental Nursing) or National Certificate/Diploma 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. A dental nursing certificate, any other dental nursing qualification or BTEC’s s in any subject alone (without the GCSE’s and A-levels) will not be considered.
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.
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 access to children and/or vulnerable adults. You will be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB) and we will guide you through this process.
For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:
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For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information.
*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.
For 2017/18 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.