This full-time programme is studied over three years. The operative techniques training takes place in a purpose-built clinical skills laboratory. Clinical training is integrated into and complements the taught modules of the programme.
There is a wide range of career opportunities within the profession. The majority of BDS graduates will choose general dental practice within the NHS and in the private sector, whilst others might choose one of the hospital specialities, the community dental service, university teaching, or the armed forces.
Around 80% will go into general dental practice, becoming partners or associates within the practice. Graduates in Dental Hygiene/Therapy find equally varied and rewarding careers as dental hygienists and therapists. The majority work in dental practice where they undertake an increasingly wide range of dental procedures.
There is no quota for international students. All applications are considered together with no differentiation between home, EU and international students on this three year course that is delivered at the University of Liverpool.
Applications should be made through UCAS by 15th January 2019. Late applications will not be considered. It is the applicantâs responsibility to complete the UCAS form fully and failure to do so will result in rejection. It is particularly important to enter all qualifications taken, including those failed. Factors that are assessed on an application form include:
Academic attainments, to ensure that they meet the minimum entry criteria.
Predicted grades for examinations/degrees still to be taken or awarded and only those applicants likely to achieve the entry criteria are invited for interview.
The Personal Statement is assessed to ensure that the applicant has knowledge of and insight into the profession with emphasis on work experience/observation and evidence of a caring nature. Applicants must demonstrate motivation and commitment to a career in dental hygiene therapy. Candidates are expected to show a range of skills and it is desirable on all dental programmes that candidates have completed a period of work experience/shadowing in a local dental practice or hospital and preferably in more than one establishment. Evidence of a caring attitude and awareness of the values embedded within the NHS constitution is also sought. The ability to write coherently is important. Further advice on personal statements is available on the UCAS website.
References should be clearly supportive and preferably indicate that the applicant has the necessary attributes for the chosen career. An academic reference should be supplied whenever possible.
We do not require applicants to take any aptitude tests, e.g. UKCAT or BMAT.
European and International Qualifications
The onus is on the applicant to demonstrate equivalence of International and European qualifications and we would expect achieved or predicted grades to be equivalent to our standard GCSE and A-Level entry requirements.
In addition to the information submitted as part of the UCAS application we would also expect applicants to send the following information to the Admissions Office via email ([email protected]): a statement of comparability from NARIC (https://www.naric.org.uk/naric/) and a transcript of the qualification(s) in English.
It is the applicantâs responsibility to supply this information by 15th January 2019. Failure to provide this information will result in rejection.
For candidates whose first language is not English we require IELTS with no less than 7.0 in every component.
Application deadline details:
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