2023 entry (view 2022 entry)

BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy (B750)

Course overview

BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy (B750)

Typical offer

A-level standard offer: ABB

A-level contextual offer: BBC

See entry requirements for full details and eligibility.

Course duration

3 year(s) full-time

Part-time study is not available for this course

Application method

Full-time: UCAS

Fees

£9,250 per year, home students

More about tuition fees, living costs and financial support.

International students

Unfortunately this course is not available to international students.

Location

Clifton campus, Placements

Bristol Dental Hospital has a long and established history of training programmes in both dental hygiene and dental therapy. BSc Dental Hygiene and Therapy provides an exciting opportunity to study alongside undergraduate students on the BDS Dentistry course.

This three year degree comprises integrated and compulsory units of academic teaching, clinical skills and practice and dissertation.

Year one provides essential preclinical teaching and training, as well as an introduction to personal and professional development and patient contact on the Periodontal Clinic.

In year two you will commence preclinical training in restorative techniques for adult patients together with the dental undergraduate students. In your final term you will begin restorative treatment of adult patients at the Dental Hospital.

In your final year you will begin preclinical training in paediatric dentistry alongside continued clinical development, treating adult restorative and periodontal patients. You will be placed predominantly in community-based teaching clinics, treating a wide range of patients with a variety of needs, working towards a holistic approach of patient management.

You will complete an individual research project in an area of dentistry relevant to your role as a hygienist/therapist as well as completing your final modules in order to gain the BSc in Dental Hygiene and Therapy.

Launched in 2019, this course has been accepted provisionally for accreditation by the General Dental Council. It is undergoing the normal process for full approval.

This course is funded by the NHS and therefore, we cannot accept applications from applicants liable for international fees.

Course structure

Each year comprises of four units:

  • Foundations for Practice: the underpinning knowledge for safe and effective patient care.
  • Clinical Skills: learning the skills needed for your clinical work using manikin heads in the clinical skills laboratories.
  • Clinical Practice: applying your knowledge and skills to patient care on the clinics at the Dental Hospital and community clinics.
  • Personal and Professional Development: becoming a rounded dental professional, able to self reflect, understand your legal and ethical remit as set out by your governing body the General Dental Council, and develop skills such as communication and leadership.

Full details about the course structure and units for this course can be viewed in the programme catalogue.

Go to programme catalogue

Entry requirements

We accept a wide variety of qualifications and welcome applications from students of all backgrounds. Below is a guide to the typical offers for this course.

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirements

No specific subjects required.

Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to have one of the following:

Further information about English language requirements and profile levels

Additional requirements

Work experience is required; please see the Admissions Statement.

More about UK qualifications.

Selection process

Key information about this course

Next steps

Edit this page