Dentistry

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BDS

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Full Time

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

AustraliaAustralia
Tertiary Entrance Ranking
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See entry requirements for Australia
AustriaAustria
Reifezeugnis (Matura)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Austria
BelgiumBelgium
Certificat D
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Belgium
BrazilBrazil
Brazil
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Brazil
BulgariaBulgaria
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Bulgaria
CanadaCanada
Secondary School Certificate/Diploma
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Canada .
ChileChile
Chile
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
ChinaChina
Gao Kao (University Entrance Examination)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from China
CyprusCyprus
Apolytirion
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
Czech RepublicCzech Republic
Maturita
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.

DenmarkDenmark
Studentereksamen or Hjere Forberedelseseksamen
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Denmark

EstoniaEstonia
Gmnaasiumi lputunnistus (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office

FinlandFinland
Ylioppilastutkinto/Studentexamen (National Matriculation)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Finland
FranceFrance
Baccalaureat (including the option internationale baccalaureat)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from France
GermanyGermany
Abitur
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Germany

GhanaGhana
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.

GreeceGreece
Apolytirion
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Greece

Hong KongHong Kong
Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with the HKDSE

HungaryHungary
Erettsegi
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Hungary

IndiaIndia
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from India
IranIran
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
IrelandIreland
Irish Leaving Certificate (Higher level unless otherwise stated)

Six subjects at Higher Level with grades of A1 A1 A2 A2 B1 B1, to include A1 in Chemistry and Biology. Maths and English are also required at minimum Ordinary Level B.

ItalyItaly
Esame di Stato
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Italy
JapanJapan
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
LatviaLatvia
Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu (Certificate of General Secondary Education)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
LithuaniaLithuania
Brandos Atestatas (Maturity Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
LuxembourgLuxembourg
Diplome de Fin D
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
MalaysiaMalaysia
Malaysia
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Malaysia
MaltaMalta
Matriculation Certificate - Advanced level
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
MexicoMexico
Mexico
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
MoldovaMoldova
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
NetherlandsNetherlands
Diploma Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from the Netherlands
New ZealandNew Zealand
National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 (NCEA)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
NigeriaNigeria
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Nigeria
NorwayNorway
Vitnemal-videregaende opplaering (Upper Secondary Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
PakistanPakistan
High School Certificate (HSSC)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
PolandPoland
Matura
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Poland
PortugalPortugal
Diploma de Ensino Secundário
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Portugal
RomaniaRomania
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
RussiaRussia
Attest o (Polnom) Srednem Obrazovanii (Certificate of Secondary Education)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Russia
Saudi ArabiaSaudi Arabia
School Leaving Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
SingaporeSingapore
Singapore A Level
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Singapore
SlovakiaSlovakia
Vysvedcenie Maturitnej Skuska/Maturita
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
SloveniaSlovenia
Maturitetno Spricevalo (Secondary School Leaving Certificate)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
South AfricaSouth Africa
South African Senior Certificate/National Senior Certificate with Matriculation endorsement
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
SpainSpain
Titulo de Bachiller
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants with qualifications from Spain
SwedenSweden
Fullständigt Slutbetyg (School Leaving Certificate)
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
SwitzerlandSwitzerland
Federal Maturity Certificate
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
TurkeyTurkey
Lise Diplomasi (High School Diploma)
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
United KingdomUnited Kingdom
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.
A levels

Grades: A typical offer is AAA at A-Level, inlcuding Chemistry and Biology, and B at AS level. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to ABB at A-Level with B at AS level).
Subjects: Chemistry and Biology are required at A-Level. If only one provided at A-Level, the other must be at AS-level grade A.
Combinations: Note that if Mathematics is taken as one of your other A-Level subjects, "Further Maths" A-Level will not count towards your three A2 subjects (considered as if AS) .
Additionally: Grade B in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at A/AS-level.




General Studies and Critical Thinking - College policy
Please note that AS/A level General Studies and Critical Thinking are not accepted by King's as one of your A or AS levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer
Access to HE Diploma
QAA Access to Medicine/Dentistry HE Diploma taken at a UK Further Education College full time over one year may be considered. Of the 45 Level 3 credits, 36 credits must be from units at Distinction with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Additionally, GCSE (or accepted Level 2 equivalents) at Grade B in both English and Mathematics required (or recognised equivalent). All applicants must take the UKCAT. Please contact Admissions for any further queries.

Cambridge Pre-U

Grades: A typical offer is 3 Principle Subjects at D3 D3 D3. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to D3 M2 M2) Subjects: Chemistry and Biology are required as Principle Subjects at D3.
Additionally: Grade B in both English and Mathematics, if not offered in your Principal Subjects


BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)
Not acceptable for this programme
Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

Grades: A typical offer will be AA in Advanced Highers including Chemistry and Biology, in addition to AAAAB in 5 Highers. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to AB at Advanced Higher).
Subjects: Chemistry and Biology requird at Advanced Higher. Maths and English also required at Intermediate 2/Standard Credit Grade1 or 2/National 5 with B


International Baccalaureate

Grades: A typical offer is 35 points overall and 666 in three HL subjects. However if applicants are performing exceptionally well within their school/college and receive a good UKCAT score we may consider predicted or achieved grades at a lower level (to a minimum of 34 points and 655 HL)
Subjects: Chemistry and Biology are required at HL 6. 
Additionally: Grade 5 SL  in both English and Mathematics, if not offered at


European Baccalaureate
See our International Entry requirements page for further details and contact information for the Admissions Office.
USAUSA
Advanced Placements/SAT-R and SAT/ACT
Compulsory subjects
Biology and Chemistry are required, as well as GCSE (or equivalent) study of English and Maths. All applicants must take the UKCAT.
Preferred subjects
We have no 'preferred' other subjects, but applicants must note the Compulsory subjects.

See our Entry Requirements for applicants  from the USA and/or Advanced Placement qualifications. 
 

 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

For EU/international students (where eligible) there is additional country-specific information within our international students section

Aptitude testing
UKCAT required

NON ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS
Occupational Health clearance required?
Required for successful applicants
Enhanced criminal conviction check
Required for successful applicants
Scholastic activities
Any scholastic activity would be considered eg general reading, debating, theological interests etc.
Community activities (Very Desirable)
We look for applicants who have participated as fully as possible in school, college or community life, making the most of the opportunities available to them and also demonstrated some experience of society beyond their immediate environment. Your interests, achievements and contribution to your community are taken into account eg clubs, theatrical, religious etc.
General
We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas eg music, sport, first aid, etc.
Work shadowing/observation (Very Desirable)
We would normally expect that applicants will have undertaken some voluntary work experience in a caring/health environment and/or observation in a dental clinical setting. It is important for applicants to have a realistic appreciation of what a career as a health professional involves.
Paid or voluntary work (Very Desirable)
Any voluntary contribution to your community is taken into account, eg volunteer in a care home. We look for evidence that you have worked in a setting where you can interact with the general public eg in a pharmacy, check-out or restaurant.
Interviewing
Are interviews offered? Yes.
Are all applicants interviewed? No, interviewees are selected.
Are all those made an offer interviewed? Yes.
What form does it take? Normally, a multiple mini interview, usually 40-50 minutes, with at least four interviewers.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills, exploring in detail the interviewee’s written application, exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health related. the interviewee’s general suitability for the programme and as a health professional, how the interviewee will contribute to the College as a whole.
Year of entry 2015
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