Dental Therapy and Hygiene (BSc)
3 years (Full-time) / n/a (Part-time) / n/a (Distance / E-Learning)
Our Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene course will enable you to qualify to practise as a hygienist or a therapist as it is recognised by the General Dental Council. It is delivered by the only dental school in Wales, and one of the highest ranked in the UK. The School is based in the Dental Hospital at the University Hospital of Wales, where you will be able to take advantage of outstanding facilities, expert tuition, and early exposure to patients. Employment prospects are excellent, with typically 100% of graduates in employment within six months.
|How to apply||www.cardiff.ac.uk/howtoapply|
|Typical places available||11|
|Typical applications received||Contact the School for detailed information|
|Scholarships & Bursaries||www.cardiff.ac.uk/scholarships|
|Typical A-level offer||BBB|
|Admissions Tutors||Dr R. McAndrew|
|Tel Number||029 2074 2468|
Renowned for excellence in teaching and research, our School of Dentistry offers outstanding facilities and a friendly atmosphere, and is based in the Dental Hospital, which is part of the University Hospital of Wales. This means the School has a close working relationship with the NHS.
Only eleven students are admitted to our BSc in Dental Therapy and Dental Hygiene each year, so competition for places is keen.
The three-year BSc starts in September and you will be assessed through exams, assignments, project work and presentations, as well as your clinical performance and competency.
As the only School of Dentistry in Wales, there is a seamless link with the Dental Service Group of the Cardiff and Vale NHS Trust based in the University Dental Hospital, which provides the majority of the clinical experience you will gain during your studies, providing advice and treatment for patients from Wales and from neighbouring parts of England.
Visit the Cardiff School of Dentistry website for more information about modules and credits.
The School of Dentistry provides a high-quality, evidence-based, research-led, innovative and student-centred educational experience. The School delivers modern, efficient and effective programmes that produce high calibre graduates who can make a positive impact on society by enhancing patient care and advancing dental science.
All applicants must have a minimum of five GCSEs (or their equivalent).
These qualifications must include:
- English or Welsh Language at grade B or above
- Four other GCSEs in any subjects at grade C or above
All applicants must also have one of the following:
- Either three A-levels at grade B or above. One of these must be a biological based subject (Biology, Human Physiology and Health) and excludes General Studies
- Pass the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma to include grades BB, one of which should be Biological Science
- A nationally recognised dental nursing qualification Level 3 (or equivalent) plus two A-level grade Bs one of which must be in a biological based subject (see above)
Other: Applications from those offering alternative qualifications are welcome. Please see detailed admissions and selection criteria for more information.
A list of commonly accepted alternative entry qualifications and admissions and selection criteria for this degree programme can be read here.
In 2010, 100% of the School’s graduates were in employment within six months of graduation.
Employers included a variety of NHS Trusts and higher education institutions.
Career destinations included: Specialist dental practice, community dental
practice and medical research posts.
Next intake: September each year
Name: Dental Admissions Officer
Telephone: +44 (0)29 2074 2468
Fax: +44 (0)29 2074 5004