Dentistry Entry Requirements

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Barts and the London / QMUL:
Places available: 70
Typical offer: A*AA
A Level subjects: Chemistry or biology as 1st subject, with another science subject (Chemistry, biology, Physics or maths) and any other subject excluding Critical thinking or general studies or further maths if maths taken too
GCSE requirements: 777666 to include biology, chemistry, English Language and Mathematics
Graduate applicant requirements: 2.1 in any subject, completed in the natural length intended for that degree – further AS/ A Level requirements if degree does not contain sufficient biology and chemistry – degree checker here 
Admissions test: UCAT, 3rd decile or above with 50:50 weighting
Allow Resits? No 

Barts and the London / QMUL [Alternative Requirements]:

IB: 38 points overall including 666 to include Biology or Chemistry and a second science (biology, chemistry, physics or maths)
Cambridge Pre-U: D3 or higher in 3 subjects including Biology and/or chemistry with a second science subject.
Scottish Highers: N/A
Access HE: not accepted
BTEC: not accepted 

Transfers are only accepted on exceptional academic grounds and at the discretion of the Head of Admissions (Medicine and Dentistry) or the Dean for Education.

Birmingham:

Places available: unknown
Typical offer: AAA
A Level subjects: Chemistry and biology
GCSE requirements: 8 in biology + chemistry, 7 in maths and English lang or lit
Graduate requirements: 2:1 in a health related degree and ABB with chemistry and biology A level 
Admissions test: UCAT - SJT not taken into account 
Allow Resits? No

Bristol:

Places available: 79 (this figure is from 2013, it may have changed)
Typical offer: AAA or AAC contextual offer
A Level subjects: Chemistry and one of biology, physics or maths 
GCSE requirements: 7 in Maths, 4 in English 
Graduate requirements: 2:1 in degree with BBB at A-Level including chemistry and one of biology, physics or maths 
Admissions test: UCAT (35% weighting) 
Allow Resits? Yes - one resit for each subject allowed 

Bristol [Alternative Requirements]:

IB: 36 points with 18 at HL to include 6, 6 in HL Chemistry and one of biology, physics or mathematics (analysis + approaches or applications + interpretations) OR contextual offer of 32 points with 16 at HL to include 5, 5 as with standard offer
Cambridge Pre-U: D3 D3 D3 or contextual D3 D3 M3
Scottish Highers: AA in advanced higher in chemistry and biology/physics/maths with AAAAB standard higher. 
Welsh Baccalaureate: as for A-levels, where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade
Access HE: 30 credits at distinction and 15 at Merit or above and includes 15 credits from chemistry units with at least 12 being distinction and 15 credits in biology, chemistry or maths with at least 12 being distinction. 
BTEC: DDD in a medically related subject plus A in A-Level chemistry 

Transfers: No 

Cardiff:

Places available: 100 
Typical offer: AAA
A Level subjects: Biology and chemistry*
GCSE requirements: 6 in English Language but preference to those with 7. 7 in sciences 
Graduate requirements: 2:1. Pre-university academic qualifications also considered 
Admissions test: UCAT (no threshold)
Allow Resits? No 

*Cardiff offer a course with a foundation year that will take only one (or even none) of these subjects at A Level, if you don't have two.

Dundee:

Places available: unknown
Typical offer: AAA
A Level subjects: biology and chemistry 
GCSE requirements: grade 7 in biology and chemistry. Grade 6 in English, maths and one other subject 
Graduate requirements: 2:1 in relevant life science subject. Must have taken academic study within last 3 years of applying 
Admissions test: UCAT 
Allow Resits? No 

Glasgow:

Places available: unknown
Typical offer: AAA
A Level subjects: chemistry and biology 
GCSE requirements: 6 GCSEs to include grade 7 in maths or physics and English lang/lit. English at grade 6 is accepted provided all other GCSE are grade 7 or above 
Graduate requirements: 2:1 in a relevant subject with grade A at chemistry and biology A Level and grade 7 at Maths/Physics GCSE
Admissions test: UCAT
Allow Resits? No 

KCL:

Places available: 150
Typical offer: A*AA
A-Level subjects: Biology or Chemistry (for first subject) plus one of: biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics or psychology for second subject. (General studies and critical thinking are not accepted.)
GCSE requirements: grade 6 in English language and mathematics 
Graduate requirements: 2:1 in any subject as long as grade B in biology or chemistry and B in biology, chemistry, physics, maths or psychology at A Level is achieved and GCSE requirements are met OR 2:2 with at least a merit in a post-grad degree 
Admissions test: UCAT - overall score and banding considered
Allow Resits? Only in mitigating circumstances

KCL [Alternative requirements] :

IB: 35 points including 766 at higher level to include HL chemistry or HL biology with an additional science (chemistry, biology, maths (either analysis & approaches or applications and interpretation), physics or psychology)
Cambridge Pre-U: D2 D3 D3
Scottish Highers: AAA at higher in 1 sitting and AA at advanced higher. Must include grade A in advanced higher chemistry or biology with additional science (biology, chemistry, physics, maths or psychology). Maths and English required at intermediate 2/Standard Credit Grade 1 or 2/ National 5 at grade B.
Access to Medicine/ Dentistry HE Diploma: 39 level 3 credits at distinction with remaining 6 credits at merit.
BTEC: not accepted

Transfers: Transfers from other degrees: not accepted. Transfers from another dental school in UK: accepted for 2nd or 3rd year only. Must have not failed any modules.

Leeds:

Places available: 72 home, 4 international
Typical offer: AAA OR AAB with Access to Leeds offer 
A Level subjects: Biology and chemistry 
GCSE requirements: 6 GCSE grade 6 including chemistry, biology, English and maths 
Graduate requirements: not specified 
Admissions test: BMAT 
Allow Resits? Yes - one resit attempt 

 Liverpool:

Places available: 72
Typical offer: AAA
A Level subjects: Chemistry and biology
GCSE requirements: 8 GCSEs to include 5 grade 7 and 3 grade 6. Grade 6 in English language, Maths and Science 
Graduate requirements: 2:1 in any degree with ABB at A Level in chemistry and biology. 7 GCSEs grade 6 including Maths, Science and English language
Admissions test: UCAT - no threshold but unlikely to consider applicants with SJT band 4
Allow Resits? No

Manchester:

Places available: 68 
Typical offer: AAA or AAB contextual offer
A Level subjects: Biology and Chemistry* 
GCSE requirements: At least 7 GCSEs at grade 7 or 8. English Language, Maths and sciences at grade 6.
Graduate requirements: not specified 
Admissions test: UCAT (Band 4 SJT applicants not considered) 
Allow resits? Yes, but must have had B in first sitting and A*AA after resits 

*Manchester's Foundation Year course allows you to apply with any A Level subjects.

Newcastle:

Places available: 75 (this figure is from 2013, it may have changed)
Typical offer: AAA
A Level subjects: Chemistry and Biology
GCSE requirements: Not specified 
Graduate requirements: not specified 
Admissions test: UCAT - threshold which changes every year 
Allow Resits? Yes - but only with extenuating circumstances 

Plymouth:

Places available: 64 (this figure is from 2013, it may have changed)
Typical offer: A*AA - AAB (AAB being contextual) to include grade A in biology and one other science subject (chemistry, physics, maths or psychology)
A Level subjects: Biology and one other science (Chemistry, Maths, Physics or Psychology)
GCSE requirements: 7 GCSE passes (9-4) to include English Language, Maths and either double award Science or 2 single awards
Graduate requirements: GAMSAT (no other details on degree classification provided)
Admissions test: UCAT with fixed threshold (varies year on year) 
Allow Resits? Yes, as long as ABB achieved in first sit. Only 1 resit attempt allowed 

Queen's University Belfast:

Places available: unknown
Typical offer: AAA
A Level subjects: Biology/Human Biology and Chemistry 
GCSE requirements: performance in 9 best subjects - grade 9 = 4 points, grade 8/7 = 3 points. Grades below 7 not scored
Graduate requirements: 2:1 in any subject + BBB A Level OR 2:1 + PhD + BBC A level OR 1st + BBC A Level. A Levels to include Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology. Grade 4 Maths GCSE if not taken at A Level/AS
Admissions test: UCAT - points awarded based on a banding system. SJT not considered
Allow Resits? Only for applicants who previously applied to QUB first time round and had it as conditional firm. AAB at first sit

Sheffield:

Places available: unknown
Typical Offer: AAA (or AAB if dentally related EPQ taken with B in EPQ)
A Level subjects: Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology
GCSE requirements: 6 GCSEs grade 7 including Maths, English Lang and Science 
Graduate requirements: 2:1 in related or core science subject 
Admissions test: UCAT
Allow? Resits? Unknown