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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 note the UCAT must be taken the same year you apply in order to be valid. 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 an Interview. 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.
No offers are made without an interview. Interviews are held between January and May and you must be available for interview in order to be considered for admission. A large number of applications are received for Dentistry. Although we recognise that this is an anxious time for you, all applications are carefully considered, and therefore you should not expect a response until the cycle has been completed in early May. During the 2020/21 Admissions cycle, interviews will be conducted remotely with a panel of two interviewers. Interviewers will assess communication skills, exploring general social and ethical issues, normally health related. They will also assess the interviewee’s general suitability for the programme and as a health professional, how the interviewee will contribute to the university as a whole.
Application deadline: October 15th 2020 for entry in September 2021.