Dental Schools


Dentistry at University of Cardiff Dental School

Overview of Cardiff University Dentistry


The School of Dentistry is located in the University Dental Hospital on Cardiff University’s Heath Park campus, a 53-acre site shared with the University Hospital of Wales. This is where the majority of clinical teaching takes place in the three undergraduate programs. With around 100 undergraduate students per year, Cardiff University is still a relatively small dental school. The university believes that this helps facilitate a friendly and supportive sense of community ensuring that our students succeed. In the NSS 2015, 97% of students agreed that staff was good at explaining things.

In University dental hospital Cardiff you will have the opportunity to serve and manage patients of diverse ages and backgrounds with a wide range of dental diseases including some of the more unusual oral cancers.


Cardiff Dental School Course Structure

This program offers an exciting blend of teaching so you will learn the scientific and pathological processes underlying oral and dental disease at the same time as you acquire the clinical and practical skills to manage patients appropriately.

You will be taught by a dedicated team of dental, therapy, and hygiene staff with further interactions under the supervision and support from consultants and primary care supervisors. Many are internationally renowned in their areas of expertise, as reflected in the School’s recent performance in the Research Excellence Framework, ranking first in the UK in its Unit of Assessment. This means that you know you are being taught essential skills that will directly benefit you when you are working in practice.

Cardiff University Dentistry Entry Requirements


Six GCSEs including grade A/7 in the single sciences or a minimum of grade AA or grade 7 in the Double Award, or equivalent qualifications (level, subjects and grade). English language or Welsh language at GCSE grade B/6 or an equivalent. If you require a Student visa, you must ensure your language qualification complies with UKVI requirements. Preference will be given to applicants who hold a grade A/7 at GCSE or equivalent.

Scottish Nationals: Grade A in seven National 5 subjects including Biology, Chemistry, English language, and Mathematics.

A Levels

AAA at A level including Biology and Chemistry. Applicants need to pass the science practical element of the A level if this is part of their programme of study


36 overall or 6,6,6 in three Higher Level subjects. Must include grade 6 in HL Biology and Chemistry

Scottish Higher

AAAAA at Scottish Highers including two sciences (Biology, Chemistry or Physics) and AA at Advanced Higher including Biology and Chemistry

Scottish Advanced