Do you want to study dentistry, but are not sure which university to go to? Then look no further. Here, we list the top 5 universities to study dentistry and give some background on each one.

University of Glasgow

Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth-oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The University has come a long way since then and is now regarded as one of the top research universities in the world, being members of the Russel Group, Universitas 21, and the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities.

The second-largest Dental School in the UK, its Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course was ranked 1st in the UK by the Complete University Guide 2021, as well as by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.

The University of Manchester

Comprised of two separate institutions (the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and the Victoria University of Manchester) that merged in 2004, the University of Manchester is also renowned for its research and is a member of the Russell Group, as well as the N8 Group and the Universities Research Association.

It also has the counts of 25 Novel laureates in its current and past students and staff, which is the fourth-highest in the UK.

Ranked 5th in the UK for its Dentistry course, according to the QS World University Rankings 2021, the University of Manchester offers a 5-year course that blends basic and advanced theory with extensive hands-on experience at the University Dental Hospital of Manchester and surrounding clinics.

Queen’s University Belfast

Coming in at second in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021, the Dentistry programme at Queen’s has been delivering dental education in Northern Ireland since 1920.

Students who study at Queen’s will have the chance to take on clinical placements from the first year of the course, as well as make use of world-class facilities and in clinics that have been redeveloped with the latest equipment and a state-of-the-art Clinical Techniques Laboratory.

Newcastle University

Grabbing the 3rd spot in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022, Newcastle University’s course is professionally accredited by the General Dental Council.

Students taking the Dental Surgery course at Newcastle University can expect to be taught by top academics and internationally renowned experts in the field of dentistry.

Housed in one of the country’s largest integrated teaching and hospital complexes, students will have access to world-class facilities, as well as a cutting-edge Clinical Simulation Unit.

Queen Mary University of London

Opening its door in 1911, the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary University of London was awarded the top spot for dentistry on The Complete University Guide 2022.

Students attending this course will follow a new and innovative curriculum, which will teach the care of the mouth, prevention and treatment of dental diseases, oral cancer screen and more.

Located in East London, the University also benefits from a hugely diverse population. Students will interact with patients early on in the course and come across a wide range of diseases and conditions, as well as rare oral cancers.

Are you considering studying dentistry?

If you are considering applying for a dentistry course at one of the above universities, or any other universities, contact the friendly TCL student support team today on +44(0)2392 839210.

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