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    Hello!
    I suppose since the intake for dental students is so small compared to other courses there doesn't seem to be an established hierarchy of competitive vs less competitive dentistry courses. I was wondering what everybody's thoughts are on which dental schools are the most prestigious.

    I'm an international student and with the limited knowledge I have my current UCAS choices are: KCL, QMUL, Queen's University Belfast and University of Glasgow
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    In terms of prestige I guess there is a perception that some of the London ones, Glasgow and a few others are more "prestigious". It's important to appreciate that in the real world out in practice it makes no difference since all of these Uni's are inspected by the GDC to ensure they meet the same high standard. Go for the Uni which has the best learning style for you, the best facilities, the most ideal location, etc etc etc. Don't go for it mostly on prestige, you'll regret it.
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    (Original post by Poofyheadkid)
    Hello!
    I suppose since the intake for dental students is so small compared to other courses there doesn't seem to be an established hierarchy of competitive vs less competitive dentistry courses. I was wondering what everybody's thoughts are on which dental schools are the most prestigious.

    I'm an international student and with the limited knowledge I have my current UCAS choices are: KCL, QMUL, Queen's University Belfast and University of Glasgow
    Bart's...obviously!

    But in all seriousness, they're all very good places to study and all of them will make you a dentist...which is the important bit. Pick a city that you want to study inand a course who's entry requirements you reach. London is great in my experience and there's so much going on down here both in dentistry and otherwise, but it is also very very expensive, so it's worth bearing that in mind.

    Ryan.
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    (Original post by TooFocused)
    In terms of prestige I guess there is a perception that some of the London ones, Glasgow and a few others are more "prestigious". It's important to appreciate that in the real world out in practice it makes no difference since all of these Uni's are inspected by the GDC to ensure they meet the same high standard. Go for the Uni which has the best learning style for you, the best facilities, the most ideal location, etc etc etc. Don't go for it mostly on prestige, you'll regret it.
    I suppose you're right! Information is pretty scarce for me though haha I haven't been able to attend any open days because I don't live in the UK and there's really only so much I can gather from reading course outlines. So I was wondering if any universities have particularly impressed you (based on the quality of the course, facilities, teaching etc)?
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    Bart's...obviously!

    But in all seriousness, they're all very good places to study and all of them will make you a dentist...which is the important bit. Pick a city that you want to study inand a course who's entry requirements you reach. London is great in my experience and there's so much going on down here both in dentistry and otherwise, but it is also very very expensive, so it's worth bearing that in mind.

    Ryan.
    Are you currently studying at Bart's? I would love to get a first-hand opinion of the course there!
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    (Original post by Poofyheadkid)
    Are you currently studying at Bart's? I would love to get a first-hand opinion of the course there!
    I am indeed, currently a final year student.
 
 
 
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