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Dentistry BDS

UCAS code: A205

Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
5 years
Application status:
Closed
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 October 2020
Apply via UCAS

Our Dentistry BDS course combines the latest thinking in dental education with early clinical experience. You will be taught by internationally-renowned staff and exposed to a rich breadth of skills and knowledge in a diverse clinical environment.

Key benefits

  • Evidence-based and research-led degree course with a high level of clinical experience in all areas.
  • Ranked 1st in the world for Dentistry (QS World University Rankings 2020).
  • State-of-the-art clinical, simulation and technical facilities.
  • Largest dental school in the UK graduating over 150 dentists a year.
  • Partnership with the world-famous hospitals: Guy's, King's College and St Thomas'.
  • Taught alongside Dental Therapy & Hygiene students.

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The integrated nature of our course means that basic science teaching will relate to clinical practice and clinical teaching will be underpinned by scientific understanding. Our course emphasises whole patient care, which requires consideration of the patients’ total dental and medical needs, rather than just the provision of individual items of treatment.

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

Additional locations

London skyline at night

In addition, clinical placements are currently based at: Guy’s Campus, University of Portsmouth Dental Academy, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill and West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Course accreditation

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Biology or Chemistry are required, in addition to studying one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology. GCSE grade 6/B in both English Language and Mathematics if not offered at A-level. All applicants must take the UCAT (previously known as UKCAT)
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
A*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must contain Biology or Chemistry, in addition to studying one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology. NOTE: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 766 at Higher Level, with HL Chemistry or HL Biology, and an additional one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths (either Analysis & Approaches or Applications & Interpretation) or Psychology at Higher Level at grade 6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Additionally, grade 5 at Standard Level is required in English and Mathematics if not offered at GCSE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: English Language and Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent)

 

 

The UCAT

Please note that all applicants are required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), previously known as UKCAT, prior to applying to this programme. Please refer to the UCAT website for details on registration and test dates.

King’s does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, but all candidates are still required to take the UCAT examination for this course. The overall UCAT score averaged across the four subtests is given more consideration than the individual subtest scores. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) is also taken into account when shortlisting.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UCAT. These contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, and we do assess for this programme holistically, taking into account all these factors and your performance in the context of your educational background. Examination results and the UCAT score are perhaps the most important factors when considering applications. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of assessing applicants.

 

Meeting our requirements

In order to enrol onto our programmes, successful offer holders must be able to evidence that they can meet our requirements by the beginning of August in year of entry. Any applicants who feel that they could be eligible for the programme but who will not be able to provide evidence of meeting our requirements by August should instead apply in a later application cycle when they are able to do this.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

5th UCAS choice

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for courses which lead to a professional qualification in dentistry. You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science. Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to dentistry whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office (contact details can be found on the 'Further information' tab).

Application deadline

October 15th 2020 for September 2021 entry.

Graduate applicants to dentistry

We encourage graduate applicants to apply to study Dentistry. Graduate applicants do not normally have to satisfy the usual A-level or other entry requirements (e.g. you are not expected to have A*AA at A-level at the first attempt). Applicants who have/are predicted a 2:1 in any subject can be considered, as long as they have grade B Biology or Chemistry and a B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology at A-Level (or equivalent) and also meet GCSE requirements. Alternatively, a lower second class honours degree is acceptable combined with a master's degree (with at least a merit). Graduates who have a sufficient quantity of Biology or Chemistry as part of their degree may not need the A-Level in this subject.  

Graduate applicants who do not wish to be considered for A202 may apply directly to A205 and their application will be considered in the normal way. Graduate applicants can list both A202 and A205 on their UCAS form if they wish to maximise their chances of studying at King's.

Criminal conviction disclosure

All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check.  All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Transfer applications: Are you currently studying a subject other than Dentistry?

King’s does not accept transfers onto the Dentistry BDS from other disciplines (either at King’s or another institution). Applicants studying biological sciences or similar are encouraged instead to consider our Graduate Entry Dentistry course.

Age on entry

King’s is only able to accept applicants who will be 18 years of age on 1st January on the first year of the Dentistry degree. Applicants who will not be 18 by this date should submit an application the following year.

Are you currently studying Dentistry in the UK?

Transfers into Dentistry will be considered in to the second or third year only.  Candidates must be enrolled on the comparable phase at a UK registered Dental School, with a comparable curriculum, and be performing strongly with no failed modules.  Candidates may be required to sit the relevant end of year examinations at King’s.

Candidates should contact the Admissions office directly to discuss their desire to transfer.  Places are limited and competition is fierce – candidates will need to demonstrate a compelling reason to need to relocate to London.

Are you studying Dentistry outside of the UK?

Unfortunately transfers from Dental schools outside of the UK are not permitted under any circumstances.  This does include the Republic of Ireland.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance

Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check

Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities

Any scholastic activity would be considered e.g. general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities

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 e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General

We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation

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

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 e.g. 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? Interviews will normally be Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another and meet several interviewers who will ask structured questions and mark these independently. More information will be sent to applicants who are invited to interview.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills, 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 university as a whole.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

The integrated nature of our course means that basic science teaching will relate to clinical practice and clinical teaching will be underpinned by scientific understanding. Our course emphasises whole patient care, which requires consideration of the patients’ total dental and medical needs, rather than just the provision of individual items of treatment.

Our course has three main components. The first consists of subjects common to medicine and dentistry, progressing from biomedical sciences including behavioural sciences, epidemiology, pathology and microbiology to human disease. The second includes oral and dental aspects of the biological sciences leading to an understanding of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral and dental diseases and disorders, and the effects of systemic disease on the oral and dental tissues. The third covers the clinical and technical aspects of dentistry with the provision of comprehensive oral and dental healthcare for patients of all ages.

Our curriculum enables students to assist in the dental care of patients from year one and assume an appropriate level of responsibility for patient care at an early stage. Throughout your degree, the balance of teaching will shift from theoretical and academic science to practical and clinical experience. The final three years of the course are designed to give students extensive clinical exposure with structured placements for practice in the community, as part of a dental team, providing care in diverse settings.

Our working environment is structured into cross-year undergraduate teams so that students benefit from working and studying with the same group of teachers and peers throughout their time at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences.

 

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written (short answer) examination, online (MCQ) examination, poster presentation, OSCE (objective structured clinical examination), structured clinical reasoning examination, special projects and reports which must be successfully completed to progress through the course.
  • Whilst there is ongoing in-course assessment throughout the programme which must be passed, the written and clinical examinations contribute 100% to your final mark.

Course stage

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study

Percentage of time on clinic

Year 1

30%

66%

4%

Year 2

34%

56%

10%

Year 3

11%

34%

55%

Year 4

16%

27%

57%

Year 5

31%

7%

62%

 

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on this website for updates.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A variety of career pathways are open to new dental graduates. The career path for many graduates is general practice, with others aiming to be consultants in the hospital dental service, senior clinical academics in a teaching hospital, or specialist practitioners. In every case, newly-qualified graduates will enter practice by way of Dental Foundation Training. Foundation Dentists (FDs) work in a Training Practice under supervision and have a day release course of lectures and demonstrations building on the undergraduate degree and gaining instruction in all aspects of practice management. After this year, successful FDs can begin work as an associate in a practice.

 

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £45,600 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £5,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Alternative venue examination fees
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

The following gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course. These costs are not included in your tuition fees: DBS check paid just prior to course entry: Approximate cost (over span of programme): £50.00 - Total: £50.00 DBS ongoing subscription: Approximate cost (over span of programme): £13.00/year after first check - Total: £52.00 Travel between campuses (to Denmark Hill from Guy’s): Approximate cost (over span of programme): Up to £200.00 in each year: 3 and 4 - Total: £400.00 Initial funding of placement travel (can be claimed back): Approximate cost (over span of programme): Around £2,375.00 (Portsmouth) or £98.00 (West Norwood) - Total: £2,375.00 or £98.00 Job hunting expenses: Approximate cost (over span of programme): £200.00 - Total: £200.00 Final year printing of poster for case presentation: Approximate cost (over span of programme): £5.00, Total: £5.00 Graduation costs: tickets,gown hire etc: Approximate cost (over span of programme). £200.00- Total: £200.00 GDC registration (in year of graduation): Refer to GDC website for prevailing rates - Total:. Variable

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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The integrated nature of our course means that basic science teaching will relate to clinical practice and clinical teaching will be underpinned by scientific understanding. Our course emphasises whole patient care, which requires consideration of the patients’ total dental and medical needs, rather than just the provision of individual items of treatment.

Base campuses

campus guys
Guy’s Campus

The Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine and the Dental Institute are based at the riverside Guy's Campus, next to the Shard.

St Thomas
St Thomas’ Campus

Located near Waterloo Campus and home of continuing medical and dental teaching, as well as a museum dedicated to Florence Nightingale.

NEV-main-Denmark-Hill-Campus
Denmark Hill Campus

Home to the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience and also provides facilities to the Dental Institute.

Additional locations

London skyline at night

In addition, clinical placements are currently based at: Guy’s Campus, University of Portsmouth Dental Academy, King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill and West Norwood Health & Leisure Centre

Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the modules you study.

Course accreditation

Regulating bodies

King's is regulated by the Office for Students

Subject requirements

Required subjects:
Biology or Chemistry are required, in addition to studying one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology. GCSE grade 6/B in both English Language and Mathematics if not offered at A-level. All applicants must take the UCAT (previously known as UKCAT)
Preferred subjects:
None

A-Levels

Required grades:
A*AA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels.

Must contain Biology or Chemistry, in addition to studying one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology. NOTE: If you are taking linear A-levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

International Baccalaureate

35 points

Including 766 at Higher Level, with HL Chemistry or HL Biology, and an additional one of Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Maths (either Analysis & Approaches or Applications & Interpretation) or Psychology at Higher Level at grade 6. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Additionally, grade 5 at Standard Level is required in English and Mathematics if not offered at GCSE.

You will also need:

GCSEs: English Language and Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent)

 

 

The UCAT

Please note that all applicants are required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), previously known as UKCAT, prior to applying to this programme. Please refer to the UCAT website for details on registration and test dates.

King’s does not have a threshold UKCAT score in any particular year, but all candidates are still required to take the UCAT examination for this course. The overall UCAT score averaged across the four subtests is given more consideration than the individual subtest scores. The Situational Judgement Test (SJT) is also taken into account when shortlisting.

When considering those students which will be shortlisted for interview the selectors consider the following; GCSE (or equivalent performance), predicted or achieved A-level grades (or equivalent), the personal statement, the reference and the score in the UCAT. These contribute to the shortlisting of candidates, and we do assess for this programme holistically, taking into account all these factors and your performance in the context of your educational background. Examination results and the UCAT score are perhaps the most important factors when considering applications. These are highlighted as they provide us with the fairest and most consistent method of assessing applicants.

 

Meeting our requirements

In order to enrol onto our programmes, successful offer holders must be able to evidence that they can meet our requirements by the beginning of August in year of entry. Any applicants who feel that they could be eligible for the programme but who will not be able to provide evidence of meeting our requirements by August should instead apply in a later application cycle when they are able to do this.

Alternative accepted qualifications

International applicants

Equivalent International qualifications

Course specific subject requirements are indicated in subject requirements above

English language requirements

To study at King's, it is essential that you can communicate in English effectively in an academic environment. You are usually required to provide certification of your competence in English before starting your studies.

Selection process

5th UCAS choice

A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for courses which lead to a professional qualification in dentistry. You may add one of the following alternative non-health programmes to your UCAS application: Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Pharmacology & Molecular Genetics, Physiology, Neuroscience, Human Sciences and Biomedical Science. Please be assured that you will be considered as having a full commitment to dentistry whether you include a non-health programme choice or not. If you would like to discuss your options regarding programme choice, including adding a programme which does not appear on this list, please contact the Admissions Office (contact details can be found on the 'Further information' tab).

Application deadline

October 15th 2020 for September 2021 entry.

Graduate applicants to dentistry

We encourage graduate applicants to apply to study Dentistry. Graduate applicants do not normally have to satisfy the usual A-level or other entry requirements (e.g. you are not expected to have A*AA at A-level at the first attempt). Applicants who have/are predicted a 2:1 in any subject can be considered, as long as they have grade B Biology or Chemistry and a B in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths or Psychology at A-Level (or equivalent) and also meet GCSE requirements. Alternatively, a lower second class honours degree is acceptable combined with a master's degree (with at least a merit). Graduates who have a sufficient quantity of Biology or Chemistry as part of their degree may not need the A-Level in this subject.  

Graduate applicants who do not wish to be considered for A202 may apply directly to A205 and their application will be considered in the normal way. Graduate applicants can list both A202 and A205 on their UCAS form if they wish to maximise their chances of studying at King's.

Criminal conviction disclosure

All offers of a place, and continued enrolment, are made subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly Criminal Records Bureau) check.  All applicants are required to declare on their UCAS application if they have any spent or unspent convictions, cautions or reprimands.

Transfer applications: Are you currently studying a subject other than Dentistry?

King’s does not accept transfers onto the Dentistry BDS from other disciplines (either at King’s or another institution). Applicants studying biological sciences or similar are encouraged instead to consider our Graduate Entry Dentistry course.

Age on entry

King’s is only able to accept applicants who will be 18 years of age on 1st January on the first year of the Dentistry degree. Applicants who will not be 18 by this date should submit an application the following year.

Are you currently studying Dentistry in the UK?

Transfers into Dentistry will be considered in to the second or third year only.  Candidates must be enrolled on the comparable phase at a UK registered Dental School, with a comparable curriculum, and be performing strongly with no failed modules.  Candidates may be required to sit the relevant end of year examinations at King’s.

Candidates should contact the Admissions office directly to discuss their desire to transfer.  Places are limited and competition is fierce – candidates will need to demonstrate a compelling reason to need to relocate to London.

Are you studying Dentistry outside of the UK?

Unfortunately transfers from Dental schools outside of the UK are not permitted under any circumstances.  This does include the Republic of Ireland.

Non academic requirements

Occupational Health clearance

Required for successful applicants

Enhanced criminal conviction check

Required for successful applicants

Scholastic activities

Any scholastic activity would be considered e.g. general reading, debating, theological interests etc.

Community activities

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 e.g. clubs, theatrical, religious etc.

General

We look for applicants who not only have interests but may have also achieved in these areas e.g. music, sport, first aid, etc.

Work shadowing/observation

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

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 e.g. 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? Interviews will normally be Multiple Mini Interviews (MMIs). Interviewees circulate from one timed station to another and meet several interviewers who will ask structured questions and mark these independently. More information will be sent to applicants who are invited to interview.
What is considered at interview? Communication skills, 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 university as a whole.

Help for international applicants

International Foundation Year

If you don't have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, we can help with our Foundation year courses.

Pre-sessional courses

If you have an offer from King's, but English isn't your first language, we have courses to help you.

Teaching methods - what to expect

We will use a delivery method that will ensure students have a rich, exciting experience from the start. Face to face teaching will be complemented and supported with innovative technology so that students also experience elements of digital learning and assessment.

The integrated nature of our course means that basic science teaching will relate to clinical practice and clinical teaching will be underpinned by scientific understanding. Our course emphasises whole patient care, which requires consideration of the patients’ total dental and medical needs, rather than just the provision of individual items of treatment.

Our course has three main components. The first consists of subjects common to medicine and dentistry, progressing from biomedical sciences including behavioural sciences, epidemiology, pathology and microbiology to human disease. The second includes oral and dental aspects of the biological sciences leading to an understanding of the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of oral and dental diseases and disorders, and the effects of systemic disease on the oral and dental tissues. The third covers the clinical and technical aspects of dentistry with the provision of comprehensive oral and dental healthcare for patients of all ages.

Our curriculum enables students to assist in the dental care of patients from year one and assume an appropriate level of responsibility for patient care at an early stage. Throughout your degree, the balance of teaching will shift from theoretical and academic science to practical and clinical experience. The final three years of the course are designed to give students extensive clinical exposure with structured placements for practice in the community, as part of a dental team, providing care in diverse settings.

Our working environment is structured into cross-year undergraduate teams so that students benefit from working and studying with the same group of teachers and peers throughout their time at the Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences.

 

 

Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.

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Assessment

  • Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include written (short answer) examination, online (MCQ) examination, poster presentation, OSCE (objective structured clinical examination), structured clinical reasoning examination, special projects and reports which must be successfully completed to progress through the course.
  • Whilst there is ongoing in-course assessment throughout the programme which must be passed, the written and clinical examinations contribute 100% to your final mark.

Course stage

Percentage of time in scheduled learning and teaching activities

Percentage of time in guided independent study

Percentage of time on clinic

Year 1

30%

66%

4%

Year 2

34%

56%

10%

Year 3

11%

34%

55%

Year 4

16%

27%

57%

Year 5

31%

7%

62%

 

The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.

Structure

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on this website for updates.

King’s College London reviews the modules offered on a regular basis to provide up-to-date, innovative and relevant programmes of study. Therefore, modules offered may change. We suggest you keep an eye on the course finder on our website for updates.

Please note that modules with a practical component will be capped due to educational requirements, which may mean that we cannot guarantee a place to all students who elect to study this module.

Employability

A variety of career pathways are open to new dental graduates. The career path for many graduates is general practice, with others aiming to be consultants in the hospital dental service, senior clinical academics in a teaching hospital, or specialist practitioners. In every case, newly-qualified graduates will enter practice by way of Dental Foundation Training. Foundation Dentists (FDs) work in a Training Practice under supervision and have a day release course of lectures and demonstrations building on the undergraduate degree and gaining instruction in all aspects of practice management. After this year, successful FDs can begin work as an associate in a practice.

 

Tuition Fees

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Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2021-2022 academic year is £45,600 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £5,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition costs, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Alternative venue examination fees
  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Personal photocopies
  • Printing course handouts
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses
  • For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

The following gives you an indication of additional costs associated with your course. These costs are not included in your tuition fees: DBS check paid just prior to course entry: Approximate cost (over span of programme): £50.00 - Total: £50.00 DBS ongoing subscription: Approximate cost (over span of programme): £13.00/year after first check - Total: £52.00 Travel between campuses (to Denmark Hill from Guy’s): Approximate cost (over span of programme): Up to £200.00 in each year: 3 and 4 - Total: £400.00 Initial funding of placement travel (can be claimed back): Approximate cost (over span of programme): Around £2,375.00 (Portsmouth) or £98.00 (West Norwood) - Total: £2,375.00 or £98.00 Job hunting expenses: Approximate cost (over span of programme): £200.00 - Total: £200.00 Final year printing of poster for case presentation: Approximate cost (over span of programme): £5.00, Total: £5.00 Graduation costs: tickets,gown hire etc: Approximate cost (over span of programme). £200.00- Total: £200.00 GDC registration (in year of graduation): Refer to GDC website for prevailing rates - Total:. Variable

Funding

To find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans, and other financial help available at King's please visit the Fees and Funding section.

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Key information

Course type:
Single honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Required A-level:
Duration:
5 years
Application status:
Closed
Start date:
September 2021
Application deadline:
15 October 2020
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Accommodation

Take a look at our comfortable, safe residences to suit your budget, located close to King's teaching campuses.

Campus life

Art, food, music, shopping – you'll never find yourself with nothing to do in the world's most vibrant city.

Life in London

Information about living in London, including events, budgeting and expenses, travel and safety.

Student support

During your time at King's College London, a range of academic and personal support and guidance is available to you.