Course Introduction

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 Barts and the 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, Stratford and Southend-on-Sea. 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.

Course Modules

Year 1

Scientific basis of clinical practice (Year 1)

We’ll introduce you to basic biological principles and help you to develop the study skills you’ll need throughout the programme.

You’ll cover:

clinical skills

critical thinking

dental materials and their application

oral biology

the body’s main organs and systems

the effects of illness on people and their families

the impact of environmental and social factors on health

the normal biological structure and function of cells

Start Date


Tuition & Fees

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
5 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Dental Surgery - BDS Other Fees