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Undergraduate

Dental Sciences newcastle University

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Undergraduates studying for degrees in Dentistry (BDS) or diploma in Dental Hygiene and Therapy (soon to be replaced by a BSc in Oral & Dental Health Sciences) form the largest single group of students in our friendly and welcoming School.

Teaching for both courses is fully integrated, and a large part of your time is spent on practical work, initially using a phantom head with natural teeth. After this, you will treat patients at Newcastle Dental Hospital and other hospitals and clinics in the district.

We strongly recommended you gain some work experience if you are applying to study dentistry, and we may be able to help find you a placement.

Our dental students also have the opportunity to enrich their personal and professional development further by pursuing a science-based intercalated degree.

Recent students have chosen our elective study option - and have engaged in everything from observing top-level cosmetic practice in New York City to expeditions providing basic dental care in the Amazon basin.

The BDS degree is recognised across Europe and by a number of other countries including Australia and New Zealand, giving you the flexibility to take your skills world-wide.

For course content, module lists, teaching and assessment, entry requirements, careers, and finance information please see our degree descriptions below: