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 selection.
need to achieve 6 GCSE passes (grade C/grade 4 or higher) which must include the
- English Language
- Two Science subjects - either GCSE Double Award Science or two
from single award Chemistry, Biology, or Physics
Plus suitable Level 3 qualifications as outlined
The typical offer is ABB at GCE A Level, which must include Biology.
General studies at GCE A or AS level is not
included in any offer.
- A suitable National Certificate or Diploma in Dental Nursing. If you are
unsure whether your qualification is suitable, please contact email@example.com.
- A minimum of 2 A levels at grades BB, which must include Biology.
BTEC National Extended Diploma
DDM in a predominantly science subject area
Access to Higher Education Diploma
Pass an Access to Higher Education Diploma in a
predominantly science subject area, meeting the following criteria:
- 60 credits overall to include 45 level 3 credits, of which 15 level 3
credits must be in Biology or Human Biology
- You must achieve Merit or Distinction in 33 level 3 credits, including
the 15 credits in Biology or Human Biology
Other accepted qualifications
For information regarding all other accepted
qualifications, including the International Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced
Highers and Irish Leaving Certificate, please contact the Admissions Team
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
one of the following English Language qualifications. If you are unsure whether
your English Language qualification is suitable, please contact email@example.com:
If English is your first language, we will accept your home country’s equivalent providing it is at Level C1 or above according to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language by achieving one of the following qualifications:
- IELTS band 7.5 or above with at least 7.0 in each of the Speaking and Listening sections (taken within 12 months of entry). The University will no longer accept the IELTS indicator (online test). All applicants will have to take the IELTS test at an approved centre.
- lGCSE or GCSE English Language (as a first language) grade A / 7. A supplementary statement confirming inclusion of the Speaking and Listening components will be required for IGCSE 0500 / 0990.
- IB score of 6 at the ordinary level in English Language (as a first language).
We know that university life is a challenge for any student but
especially when you are a long way from home. You will find us friendly and
supportive. We pride ourselves on being friendly and supportive, and have a
nominated academic tutor to coordinate the induction and academic support
provided to international students. International Student Advice (ISA) also provide
support and can assist you with any non-academic issues affecting international
students. There are also student welfare support and counselling services,
wardens and student health centres on hand if you need them.
Students who have an offer of a place should apply under for a Student
(formerly Tier 4 General Student) visa. Further information is available on
the UK Border Agency's website.
and admissions process
should be made through UCAS by the published
deadline. This is typically 15 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.
Re-sit applicants are considered for this course, with the following requirements:
- If you are applying with predicted grades, a minimum of BBC must be achieved on first sitting of A Level
- Where BBC is not achieved on first sitting, applicants must re-sit the required qualifications and apply once suitable grades have been achieved
- A Level or accepted equivalent qualifications must be completed in no more than 3 years of study, unless otherwise advised
- A suitable qualification profile must be achieved on first re-sit attempt
We do not have an AS Level resit policy, however, full A Levels must be completed within the above timeframe.
For re-sit criteria of other qualifications, please contact the Admissions Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.