Please note the following information concerning
entry requirements for this course:
- None of the typical offers listed below are necessarily the
threshold for interview selection. Other factors including the number of
applications received may influence the threshold for interview
- Applicants for this course must not meet the Level 3 and GCSE
grade requirements for the three-year Dental Therapy and Hygiene course (B750).
However, if you only meet some elements of the three year programme, for
example the GCSE but not the Level 3 requirement, you would be considered for
the foundation course.
- We will only consider an application from each candidate for
either Dental Therapy and Hygiene with Foundation Year or Dental Therapy and
Hygiene. Offers will not be made for both programmes.
Applicants need to achieve 5 GCSE passes
(grade C/grade 4 or higher) which must include the following
- English Language
- One Science subject
– awarded in either Chemistry, Biology, or Physics or
suitable Level 3 qualifications or experience as outlined below:
Experience in lieu of Level 3 entry
2 years in practice experience as a qualified registered Dental Nurse (proof
may be required at the time of application). Applicants must have 2 years’
experience at the point of application.
GCE A Level, which must include a science subject.
National Diploma/QCF Extended Diploma
MPP from a Science related subject.
National Certificate/QCF Diploma
MM from a Science related subject.
45 Level 3 credits to include 15 at Merit and
30 at Pass in a relevant subject, such as Science, Combined Studies, Natural
Sciences or Nursing.
24 overall with grade 4 or above in a Higher
Level science. Other subjects to include English, Mathematics and one Science
Passes in Science subjects.
If you intend to practice in your home country post-graduation please
ensure you check with the nations’ dental council before committing to study
with us. Individual requirements are often not very transparent and you should
confirm whether our degree is transferable overseas before submitting an
We welcome applicants with international
qualifications. To confirm whether your qualification will be considered,
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All teaching at our
school is in English, so if you are an international applicant you must have a
suitable English Language qualification. If you are unsure whether your English
Language qualification is suitable, please contact email@example.com.
The University will no longer accept the IELTS indicator (online test). All applicants will have to take the IELTS test at an approved centre.
and admissions process
should be made through UCAS by the published
deadline. This is typically the 15th January.
decisions on applications are made by the Admissions Advisory Panel, which
consists of academics, clinicians and senior members of the administrative
University of Plymouth Medicine and Dentistry Admissions Team process
applications as follows:
Shortlisting for interview – Applicants are
considered for interview based on relevant academic qualifications alone. We do
not currently consider personal statements or work experience when selecting
The Admissions Advisory Panel consider many factors when
choosing who will be invited to attend an interview, including the number of
places available on the course and the number of applications received,
alongside the academic profiles of all of our applicants
Interview – Successful applicants
are invited to attend an interview process. We use Multiple Mini Interviews
(MMI) as the format for our interviews, and full
details can be found here.
Following interviews, candidates are ranked based on the score
achieved and the top performing applicants are offered a place on the course
Offer – Offers are made via
UCAS. Within all offers, candidates are required to complete a series of health
and police checks, full details of which are communicated to firm offer holders
by the Admissions Team.
Practising as a doctor requires the highest standards and we
take seriously our commitment to only enrol and teach students with the
integrity required of the profession. Full details can be found on our Student
Conduct and Fitness to Practise page.
details of our selection
and admissions process can be found here.
Conduct and Fitness to Practise
our Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise page.