University of Dundee

Gateway to Dentistry – Pre-Dental Year BDS

University of Dundee
In Dundee

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Important information

Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Dundee (Scotland)
Duration 1 Year
Start September
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Dundee (Scotland)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:

The Gateway to Dentistry course is suitable for two groups of applicants. All candidates will be expected to have undertaken the UCAT test prior to entry, and short listed candidates will undergo Multiple Mini Interviews (MMI). For both groups, passing the Pre-Dental Year with a satisfactory grade average (B3 or above) and competitive UCAT and MMI performance is required for progression onto the BDS Dentistry course itself.

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Fulton Building, DD1 4HN


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· Requirements

AABBB grades at Higher, to include chemistry and another science subject. The other three Highers can be your own choice and this choice of subjects will not influence the assessment. All to be obtained at first attempt and at one sitting. Achievement at National 5 / Intermediate 2 will also be taken into account. AAB at A-Level (A2), to include chemistry and another science subject. The third subject can be your own choice; we have no preference. Results to be obtained at one sitting and at the first attempt at A-Level examinations, two years after GCSE.

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What you'll learn on the course

Life Sciences
Dental Materials
Dental sources
Dental sciences
Dental Assistant
Dental Nurse
Dental Hygiene
Dental Implants

Course programme

The course

For each student the course provides a modern, inspiring and tailored programme of study helping them to establish a strong platform for their progression towards the 5 year BDS degree. Modules of study are normally selected from the following categories:

  • Life Sciences
  • Anatomy
  • Psychology
  • Specialist dental modules which introduce students to interesting aspects of paraclinical and/or laboratory dentistry
  • Student Selected Component (students research and write a report on a clinical topic of interest)

A bespoke support package, which runs throughout the year in parallel to the academic studies, guides and assists students as they develop a range of key professional attributes and generic skills to improve self-awareness and their academic performance. Included in the support package are meetings every week or two with the Course Lead, for each student, to monitor and provide feedback on individual progress and to chat about any key developments or difficulties.

The Gateway to Dentistry-Pre-Dental teaching and student support team is committed to providing a quality educational experience, equal opportunities for all our students and a strong sense of belonging to the class and to Dundee Dental School.

Additional information

Overseas students (non-EU) Fee -  £20,475 for the Gateway to Dentistry course

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