Dental Schools

Queens Belfast

Queens School of Dentistry Belfast

Queen's University of Belfast Dentistry Overview


The Dental School at Queen's has been responsible for delivering dental education in Northern Ireland since 1920. In the National Student Survey, where final year students have an opportunity to give anonymous feedback on the completion of their 5-year course, the Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree at Queen’s University is consistently highly rated.


School of Dentistry Belfast Course Structure

Stage 1 and 2

Students are attached to dental clinics and also undertake modules where they learn about the foundations of clinical practice including the biomedical and behavioural sciences as well as the principles of dental patient management, dental health promotion and core clinical dental skills.

Stage 3

Introduces a greater clinical component within the various clinical dental specialties as well as developing students’ core clinical skills in Restorative dentistry. Students also learn about the impact of systemic disease in dentistry.

Stage 4 and 5

Emphasis is on teaching advanced dental clinical skills within the range of clinical specialties in dentistry. Students carry out the full range of dental treatment for their own adult and child patients. Clinical tuition takes place in classes within the Dental School and in Outreach dental clinics.

Royal School of Dentistry Belfast Entry Requirements


For NI and GB applicants, GCSE performance in the best 9 subjects will be scored with 4 points awarded for an A* (grade 9 in the new grading scale) and 3 for an A grade (grade 8/7 in the new grading scale). Points are not awarded for B and C grades (grades 6, 5 and 4 in the new grading scale).

A Levels

AAA at A-level including Biology/Human Biology and Chemistry. GCSE Mathematics minimum grade C/4 is required if not offered at AS-level or A-level. For A-level School Leavers a maximum of one Applied A-level will be counted. Please also note that only one Mathematics subject will be counted at A-level. A-level Critical Thinking and both A-level and AS-level General Studies are not acceptable.


36 points overall including 6 6 6 at Higher Level including Biology and Chemistry + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or an equivalent acceptable to the University

Scottish Higher

Scottish Advanced


Queens School of Dentistry Belfast Admission Tests








Course Information

Graduate Entry



School of Dentistry Belfast Work Experience

Work experience in a dental clinical setting is not a requirement for admission however, applicants should state what they have done to find out about a career in dentistry.


Royal School of Dentistry Belfast Personal Statement

Not scored


Does This Medical School Have A Gateway or Foundation Year?





School of Dentistry Belfast Interview



4 Stations

4-6 minutes per session


December to February


  • Resilience.

  • Maturity and responsibility.

  • Communication.

  • Confidence.

  • Ethics and moral values.

  • Empathy.

  • Awareness of the demands of the course.


Contact Details

Queen’s University Belfast School of Dentistry
Grosvenor Road
Northern Ireland
BT12 6BP
Tel: 02890 972215

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