Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Dental Surgery in Ireland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Dental Surgery(Dental Surgery)
  • Major Subject: Dental Surgery
  • Course Category: Degree Courses

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Dental Surgery

  • Queen's University Belfast Queen's University Belfast, Belfast  
    Course entry requirements
    -AAA at A-level including Biology/Human Biology and Chemistry. GCSE Mathematics minimum grade C/4 is required if not offered at AS-level or A-level.

    -For A-level School Leavers a maximum of one Applied A-level will be counted. Please also note that only one Mathematics subject will be counted at A-level. A-level Critical Thinking and both A-level and AS-level General Studies are not acceptable.

    -For NI and GB applicants, GCSE performance in the best 9 subjects will be scored with 4 points awarded for an A* (grade 9 on the new 9-1 grading scale), 3 points for an A (grades 7 and 8), 2 points for a B (grade 6) and 1 point for a C*/C (grades 4 and 5). Please note that only GCSEs completed in Year 11 and Year 12 (Year 10 and Year 11 in England and Wales) will be counted for scoring purposes.

    For those who have not undertaken GCSE or equivalent level qualifications, then an academic score will be calculated on the basis of school reports.

    UCAT will be scored and used in conjunction with the academic score to rank for interview.

    -AS-level performance and additional GCSE A grades may also be taken into account in borderline cases.

    Evidence of commitment to Dentistry, motivation, communication skills and initiative are important.
    Irish leaving certificate requirements
    H1H1H1H1H2H2 including Higher Level grade H1 in Biology and Chemistry + if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O3 in Mathematics.
    International Baccalaureate Diploma
    36 points overall including 6 6 6 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or an equivalent acceptable to the University.
    Applications from graduates or those in the final year of their degree are considered and the full academic background is taken into account. The minimum A-level threshold (or equivalent in other qualifications) is either BBB at first attempt, ie: prior to commencing degree studies for those with an Upper Second Class Honours degree, or BBC at the first attempt for those with a First Class Honours Degree or a PhD and an Upper Second Class Honours degree. Applicants must have an appropriate science background at GCSE and A-level or equivalent (see below) and at least a 2.1 Honours classification in their primary (first) degree, which can be from a wide range of different subjects. A-level Chemistry and Biology/Human Biology are required. In addition, GCSE Mathematics minimum grade C/4 is required if not offered at AS-level or A-level. Graduate applicants who fulfil these criteria are then scored with their UCAT.

    Graduate applicants from a non-science background but who fulfil the conditions in terms of grades achieved at the first attempt (ie in their original choice of A-level subjects) and degree performance will be considered if they undertake the appropriate Science qualifications on completion of their degree.

    International and European Union (Other) applicants are not scored (as above) and in considering applications a range of factors is taken into account including academic performance, predicted results (if applicable), evidence of English language ability, the Personal Statement and Reference.
    Transfers from other Dental Schools
    Applications will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and entry will be to first year only. All normal entry requirements must be satisfied.

    English Language Requirements
    -An IELTS score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in Speaking and Listening and 6.0 in the other test components or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at:

    Course duration: 5 years

    Mode of study: Full time

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