Dentistry – BDS


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Study an innovative dental curriculum at a top school with world-class facilities and access to London’s diverse population.

This five-year degree is designed to help you build the skills you’ll need as a dental professional. The Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London follows a new and innovative curriculum: you’ll study care of the mouth, including prevention and treatment of dental diseases, screening for oral cancers, managing trauma, orthodontics and oral surgery.

Our location in east London means you’ll serve a population of great diversity and encounter a wide range of disease, including some of the more unusual oral cancers. You’ll be exposed to patients early on, and as you progress in your studies you’ll work in our outreach clinics in Canary Wharf and Stratford.

We encourage you to take a holistic approach to dentistry by studying the human sciences along with your core dentistry modules – including sociology and psychology – to examine patients’ attitude to oral healthcare and the dental profession.

UCAS application deadline: 15 October

Course Info
Careers Most graduates go on to work as Dental Foundation Trainees, then either remain in the NHS or move into the private sector. Dentists can work in general practice in the community or in the armed forces, within the UK or overseas. Specialist options range from oral and maxillofacial surgery to orthodontics, and from children’s dentistry to prosthodontics (implants and false teeth). You could specialise in periodontology (gum disease) or restorative dentistry (fillings, crowns and bridges), or become a lecturer and researcher in any of these areas. Oral pathology – analysing lumps and bumps for cancers and other diseases – is another possible career path. Dentistry can be an ideal career for those who would like to take regular time off, work flexible days or hours, or practice in multiple locations. Career support You’ll have access to a bespoke careers programme, including workshops, talks and practical sessions to prepare you for applying for your first job as a dental professional. We also make sure you understand the various specialist careers paths and how to access them. You’re encouraged to build your extracurricular work experience throughout your period of study, through programmes such as our award-winning QProjects work experience scheme. The Queen Mary careers team can also offer: support with finding work experience, internships and volunteering services feedback on CVs, cover letters and application forms interview coaching. Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary. Unistats data 78% of students were satisfied overall with their course. Data for Dentistry (Full time) at Queen Mary University of London For more official course information visit Discover Uni See course data About the School Opened in 1911, the Institute of Dentistry at the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry has a long and proud record of internationally recognised excellence in oral and dental science. We are ranked first in London for dentistry in The Complete University Guide 2022, and third in the country for the quality of our research in the most recent national assessment (REF 2014). We are a research-led institution, at the forefront of the provision of dental education and excellent patient care, with specialisms including oral cancer and public oral health. With around 70 students per year, we are a relatively small dental school with a strong sense of community. You’ll be taught by experts who are passionately engaged with their subject.