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 selection.
Applicants need to achieve 6 GCSE passes (grade C/grade 4 or higher) which must include the following subjects:
- 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 below:
The typical offer is ABBat GCE A Level, which must include Biology.
General studies at GCE A or AS level is not included in any offer.
Dental Nursing Qualifications
- A suitable National Certificate or Diploma in Dental Nursing. If you are unsure whether your qualification is suitable, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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 at email@example.com
.International applicantsIf 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 application.
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
.Selection and admissions process
Applications should be made through UCAS
by the published deadline. This is typically 15 January.
All decisions on applications are made by the Admissions Advisory Panel, which consists of academics, clinicians and senior members of the administrative team.
The University of Plymouth Medicine and Dentistry Admissions Team process applications as follows:
1. 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 for interview
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
– 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
– 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.
Full details of our selection and admissions process can be found here
. Student Conduct and Fitness to Practise
Please view 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