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    Hi everyone,

    I would like to apply 'Dental hygiene and therapy' course but only 4 universities ( King's College, Queen Mary, UCL and Barts ) based in london runs this programme in but Diploma . I rang other universities, who runs the same programme but in Degree (Bsc) format and have been told that Diploma is lower than Degree. I am not keen to move out of London for 3 years to study Degree. Thus I would like to know what are the disadvantages of studying Diploma rather thn Degree. If I study Diploma will I be fully qualified and can work after my graduation straight away? Will I get less paid from those who did Degree? etc. I basically want to know as much information as I can.

    Thank You so much
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    (Original post by funnyworld)
    Hi everyone,

    I would like to apply 'Dental hygiene and therapy' course but only 4 universities ( King's College, Queen Mary, UCL and Barts ) based in london runs this programme in but Diploma . I rang other universities, who runs the same programme but in Degree (Bsc) format and have been told that Diploma is lower than Degree. I am not keen to move out of London for 3 years to study Degree. Thus I would like to know what are the disadvantages of studying Diploma rather thn Degree. If I study Diploma will I be fully qualified and can work after my graduation straight away? Will I get less paid from those who did Degree? etc. I basically want to know as much information as I can.

    Thank You so much
    Heya,

    I'm currently in the process of applying for this course. Tbh with you, it's such a competitive course, that I couldn't care less whether its a degree or diploma.

    I spoke to someone from the British Dental H&T association, and they said that career-wise, whether you studied the diploma or degree it makes no difference. At the end of the day you are considered as a qualified dental hygienist and therapist.
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    Heya,

    I'm currently in the process of applying for this course. Tbh with you, it's such a competitive course, that I couldn't care less whether its a degree or diploma.

    I spoke to someone from the British Dental H&T association, and they said that career-wise, whether you studied the diploma or degree it makes no difference. At the end of the day you are considered as a qualified dental hygienist and therapist.

    First of all, thank you very much for your respond. And I have been told that students who do degree, are qualified to study extra courses after they completed the degree course, for instance they can study further to be specialised in teeth whitening. Does the same applies for student who do Diploma? Do you know by any chance?

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    No problem!

    I think if someone's studied the diploma, they can still take an extra cpurse in teeth whitening. Because they're still a dental hygienist and therapist.

    I've also heard you can top up a diploma in order for it to become a degree, but I'm not sure how that works.

    I think the only thing which may differ between the diploma and degree is whether you want to study further and get a PhD in it?

    Best advice is to talk to someone from the British D H& T associated.
 
 
 
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