Dental Schools


Dentistry at Aberdeen Dental School

Overview of Aberdeen University Dentistry


The Institute of Dentistry is conveniently located on the Foresterhill Health Campus in Aberdeen. The University of Aberdeen School of Medicine and Dentistry UK campus is jointly owned by NHS Grampian and the University of Aberdeen is one of the largest clinical sites in Europe with superb teaching and extensive research facilities.  Dental students are part of a wider community of students who study on the Foresterhill site, including Medical and Science students; undergraduates and postgraduates. There are excellent student support systems and access to other shared facilities such as the library and Suttie Centre for Teaching and Learning in Healthcare.

Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen school of medicine and dentistry universities is rooted within the midst of a lively and vibrant city that has an excellent social scene and night life, superb sporting opportunities and cultural interest.  The city and university offers a ‘home from home’ with a strong and supportive community.  Many people come here, like it here, and build their careers here.


Aberdeen Dental School Course Structure

The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) degree is a five year programme in the UK for undergraduate entry. Aberdeen runs a graduate entry pathway which allows for direct entry into year 2 and the programme is then completed in four years.

Graduate Entry Dentistry Aberdeen has only 20 places available each year, applicants to Aberdeen must demonstrate that their prior formal qualifications have covered relevant biomedical subjects.

Within the Aberdeen Graduate Entry Dentistry programme students undertake both academic study and practical patient care. Patient care is introduced early and under close supervision from experienced clinicians. 100% of graduates have gone on to find employment after graduation.

Aberdeen Dentistry Entry Requirements



A Levels




Scottish Higher


Scottish Advanced