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- A minimum 2:1 (upper second class honours) undergraduate degree (or international equivalent) in a Biosciences subject
- A 2:2 (lower second class honours) undergraduate degree with a postgraduate degree (with at least a Merit) in a Biosciences subject
Please note that all applicants are required to sit the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT), previously known as the 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 UCAT 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; predicted or achieved 2.1 (or equivalent) in a Biosciences degree, or predicted or achieved merit in a postgraduate degree in Biosciences along with achieved 2.2 (or equivalent) undergraduate degree; 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 in to 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.
Selection procedures follow those determined for the five-year BDS programme, including Multiple Mini Interviews. Applications must reach UCAS by 15 October 2019. A maximum of four choices on the UCAS form may be made for programmes which lead to a professional qualification in dentistry. All suitably qualified graduates with biomedical-related science or healthcare degrees, as judged by the faculty, are eligible to apply. Approximately 20 places are available on the programme and applications from Channel Islands and overseas fee-paying graduates will be considered.
Application deadline: October 15th 2019 for entry in September 2020.