Study Dentistry (BDS)

Study Dentistry (BDS)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

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

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

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

Entrance Requirements

A good application relies on more than just good grades. Click here to find out how to make the most of your application.

Application Process

Click here for further information on how to apply, how we manage your application and our admissions policy.

Student Life

Being a dental student is hard work, but there is still time for fun! Click here to read about some of the societies and clubs on offer throughout the University and hear what some of our current students think about Aberdeen. 

The School of Medicine, Medical Sciences and Nutrition also have a great selection of student societies.  Click here to find out more. 


Click here to read about former students experiences of studying at the Institute of Dentistry.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to view some helpful information to frequently asked questions.