Dentistry (Graduate Programme) (4 years)

University of Aberdeen


Foresterhill Campus


The programme has been designed specifically for graduates and encompasses a variety of modern
educational methods for teaching and learning. There is a focus on more independent and reflective
learning, and clinical work is introduced from year one to maximise clinical experience.

In year 1, you will develop a sound understanding of the oral environment, basic aspects of dental health and disease, together with an appreciation of the principles of patient management, communication and ethical practice. You will begin practical training in the clinical skills lab and have direct patient contact in your second term.

In year 2 you will have a clear understanding of the clinical relevance of the subjects you are learning. You will develop reflective skills in relation to your learning and further develop your clinical and communication skills in the restorative clinics. This regular patient contact is supported by training in the clinical skills lab and will develop your clinical experience in a variety of settings.

In year 3 you will continue to develop the ability to apply your knowledge to clinical situations. You will be able to assess the needs of patients and tailor your knowledge to match these. You will be introduced to working within the paediatric, emergency and special care clinics. You will have the opportunity to enhance your clinical skills and patient management in outreach placements and with a number of visits to observe clinicians working in specialist areas of dentistry.

In year 4 you will hone and apply diverse and multiple areas of knowledge within integrated oral care. This will include team working, ethical applications and management skills. You will be expected to complete and present several full and complex cases to demonstrate a high level of clinical skill and understanding.

Entry Requirements

The entry requirement for admission is a good Honours Degree (First or Upper Second class) in a medical science or a health related degree (such as biomedical science, biochemistry or pharmacy). A first degree in Medicine is also accepted. All candidates must complete the UCAT by the appropriate closing date for that year's entry. For more information visit

Start Date






Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Life Sciences and Medicine


Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition

SCQF Level