If you’re planning on studying dentistry, you’ll want to do it at the best university possible, right? Take a look at the top 10 institutions to study the degree according to the Complete University Guide to make sure you’re on the right track for guaranteed entry.
10. University of Cardiff
The only dental school in Wales, the department at the University of Cardiff is described as outstanding and unique, with a 90 per cent overall course satisfaction rate from undergraduates.
9. Queen’s University, Belfast
Around 60 undergraduates qualify for dentistry at Queen’s each year. During the fourth and fifth years, emphasis is placed on clinical skills in dentistry, with students given the option to study for an additional year, to achieve an intercalated BSc degree.
8. University of Leeds
Leeds offers an integrated Masters degree programme – the first of its kind in the UK.
7. University of Birmingham
Dentistry at Birmingham has a strong focus on the interaction between oral and general health. In addition, undergraduates can study a personally tailored module abroad.
6. University of Manchester
Manchester dentistry combines clinical studies with advanced dental sciences. The course encourages students to pursue independent lines of enquiry and undergraduates gain medical experience in a range of environments.
5. University of Bristol
With a variety of topics to study, and extensive teaching in clinical skills, the dentistry course at Bristol ranks within the CUG’s top 10 in the country.
4. Newcastle University
Newcastle ranks in the top 25 per cent in the UK for world-class research and 37th in the world for dentistry, according to the QS World University Rankings.
3. University of Dundee
Students on Dundee’s dentistry course get experience in outreach centres during their fourth year of study, while the university also gives undergraduates the option to study abroad.
2. University of Glasgow
With state of the art facilities, Glasgow Dental School and Hospital is rated as the top university for dentistry in the UK. An extensive five year course is offered, with subjects including clinical extractions in the fourth year and units such a periodontics and endodontics in year five.
1. Queen Mary University of London
With the first new dental school in the UK for 40 years, Queen Mary’s course offers a modern curriculum and student-focused learning for promotion of oral health, development of professional behaviour and dental skills.