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    Hi everyone!

    Im currently in my fourth year of pharmacy and thinking about applying to a 4 year graduate entry dentistry course.

    I was just wondering, for the entry requirement, would you still be considered if you gain a 2:2 in pharmacy seeing as it is a masters degree?

    Let me know your thoughts/experiences
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    Hi! I am also a pharmacy graduate and thinking of applying to dentistry in Ireland....I only know of Kings College that accepts a 2.2 degree.Where are you applying? Only UK schools or even Irish ones?
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    Hello, I'm a pharmacist and I'm going back to uni this year to study dentistry grad entry. From my experience of the whole process, it will be difficult to get in with a 2.2 unfortunately. It is extremely competitive.
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    Hi, I'm in the same position as the guy above. I believe most unis ask for a 2:1 minimum unless you have a further Master's with at least merit, then a 2:2 might be ok. Since MPharm is an integrated Master's degree I'm not sure it will count, you could argue your case though. Aim for a 2:1 to be safe!
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    (Original post by bobbyl2)
    Hi, I'm in the same position as the guy above. I believe most unis ask for a 2:1 minimum unless you have a further Master's with at least merit, then a 2:2 might be ok. Since MPharm is an integrated Master's degree I'm not sure it will count, you could argue your case though. Aim for a 2:1 to be safe!
    I'm also a pharmacist and I'm interested in applying for graduate entry dentistry for 2018 entry. How much work experience in a dental practice would you say you need to apply?
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    (Original post by Potatocakes16)
    I'm also a pharmacist and I'm interested in applying for graduate entry dentistry for 2018 entry. How much work experience in a dental practice would you say you need to apply?
    Honestly I only had a week (in 2012 lol), just think of all the patient-centred experience you will have gained through your pharmacy degree/prereg/if you're qualified your day-to-day job as a pharmacist. Obviously you'll want to meet the unis minimum.. but probably not much more if you can draw on the similarities between the two professions.
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    (Original post by bobbyl2)
    Honestly I only had a week (in 2012 lol), just think of all the patient-centred experience you will have gained through your pharmacy degree/prereg/if you're qualified your day-to-day job as a pharmacist. Obviously you'll want to meet the unis minimum.. but probably not much more if you can draw on the similarities between the two professions.
    Where did you apply? Only UK schools or Irish ones too?
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    (Original post by dominique614)
    Where did you apply? Only UK schools or Irish ones too?
    KCL grad entry, liverpool grad entry, aberdeen grad entry and glasgow (5year course)
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    Hello! I'm a second year biomedical student hoping to apply this October. I've started my personal statement and have booked a Kaplan course.
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    Hey! I'm a second year Biological Sciences student hoping to apply in October. Like abida.l I've also started my personal statement, and have started preparing for UKCAT. Hoping to apply to UCLan (top choice as it's only an hour from home!), Aberdeen, KCL and Manchester/Newcastle for 5 year course.
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    Hey everyone Just wondering what work experience you've all done so far?
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    (Original post by henderem)
    Hey everyone Just wondering what work experience you've all done so far?
    Hello I've done 2 different general practices (with specialists) and a dental lab. I need to do some more this summer to remind myself of everything. what about you?
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    Has everyone started their UCAS accounts yet? Because we're all at uni we don't get the same support as we did during A levels. I havn't started anything yet and am a bit unsure on what we do.
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    Hi Guys!

    I am currently studing dentistry here in the UK and am a graduate with a degree in Pharmacy. Any one wants advice feel free to ask!!!
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    I've noticed most people are previous pharmacy or Biomed graduates. Not sure if I'd be able to apply coming from a healthcare background as a diagnostic radiographer ?
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    I think you still stand a chance of getting in. Best bet would be to ring the universitites and see what they say
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    (Original post by abida.I)
    Has everyone started their UCAS accounts yet? Because we're all at uni we don't get the same support as we did during A levels. I havn't started anything yet and am a bit unsure on what we do.
    Hey, I just started mine. Just click on register and apply for 2018 entry
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    (Original post by Write123)
    I've noticed most people are previous pharmacy or Biomed graduates. Not sure if I'd be able to apply coming from a healthcare background as a diagnostic radiographer ?
    Most Universities have a list of accepted degrees. But yes just phone up and send of a transcript and they will be able to let you know quickly if they would accept you.

    I think when they are looking for is a high amount of Chemistry and Biology. If your degree satisfy that then you will be good.
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    [QUOTE=Shalo1;70980908]Hi everyone!



    Hi Shalo1, The short answer is for Liverpool, UClan and Aberdeen Dental schools you will 100% be rejected immediately without a 2:1. Its a check list and they just would check no. It is that ruthless.

    I applied for Liverpool got an offer of 2:1 in Med Chem and ABB A-Levels.

    I got a first and ABB in Maths, Phys, and Bio and missed out on Chem by 6 ums without taking the practicals and I still got rejected so yeh that are very strict.

    The hope is Kings will accept you with a masters at merit I do believe. Also 5 year courses such as Leeds, Bristol, Liverpool 5 year, Newcastle love graduates. Especially Leeds. They would also be less strict on you achieving a 2:1. However you would still need to send a transcript off to them.

    Hope that helps.
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    Hi Guys, 4th year dental student at Manchester.

    From my experience, you really should call up the universities for any questions you have, particularly grade requirements.

    Admittedly, some schools are very stubborn and don't give much information. Though a number do make time for applicants if they have questions about the application, particularly for mature students or gradate entry.

    A member above mentioned work experience. I cannot stress how important this is, and how much emphasis universities put on this in the application process and interview. Try to get as varied of a work experience as possible.

    Also, start reading past student personal statements now, it will give you a good idea of what other students have done to improve their application, I do have a PDF of previous students, so message and I will send it.
 
 
 

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