Undergraduate study

Dentistry at Bristol is ranked in the top 3 in the UK (Complete University Guide Subject Rankings 2023). Our new purpose-built Dental School will give students access to cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art facilities and renowned industry professionals.

UCAS code: A206, 5 years full-time

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree at Bristol will provide you with a strong set of core skills essential for contemporary clinical dental practice. You will engage with clinical practice early on and start to work with patients in the second year.

UCAS code: B750, 3 years full-time

This degree enables you to train alongside the BDS students to give you experience of working in highly integrated, professional dental teams from the start. You’ll be taught by our experienced and passionate teaching team and benefit from a high staff to student ratio for clinical supervision.

UCAS code: A208, 6 years full-time

This course is open to applicants who have the potential to become a dentist but do not meet the entry criteria to apply directly to our five-year course. Meeting eligibility criteria and successful completion of the Gateway year allows automatic progression onto BDS Dentistry.

1 year full-time

The International Foundation Programme will prepare international students to study Dentistry in the UK. It has been designed for international students who have completed their high school qualifications but require additional study to start an undergraduate course.

Dental Care Professionals

Our courses for Dental Care Professionals will expand in the new School site. In the meantime, please get in-touch if you're interested in the following: 

Intercalated degrees

All UK and international medical, dental and vet students can intercalate onto a number of undergraduate courses. Find out more about intercalated degrees at Bristol.

Why Dentistry at Bristol?

  • We have invested £36 million to create state-of-the-art facilities at our new site on Avon Street, due for completion in Autumn 2023.
  • Bristol Dental School subscribes to the Dental Schools Council statement on promoting professionalism and prioritising the needs of patients.
  • Bristol Dental School has received an array of awards from organisations including the Dental Defence Union and the Association for Dental Education in Europe in recognition of its innovative approach to teaching.

Inspiring our students

The University of Bristol is a research intensive university. INSPIRE is an initiative that helps our students become more involved in research.

Bristol is a great place to study dentistry; the course has a strong emphasis on both clinical and academic aspects, giving students the perfect grounding before going on to practice as a dentist.

Lee Feinburg (BDS DENTISTRY)


Our graduates leave as high calibre dental professionals, able to apply their expertise across a diverse range of careers.

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