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Information on the Application Process

The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences has 45 places available for United Kingdom & European Union candidates applying for entry to undergraduate Dentistry (details on applying as an international student can be obtained from the Admissions and Access Service).

Short-listing for interview for A-Level applicants is based on consideration of the following factors:

  • the applicant’s personal statement
  • academic performance
  • the score achieved in the United Kingdom Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT)

Applications from graduates are also considered and the full academic background is taken into account when short-listing for interview.

Dentistry welcomes applications from people with disabilities. All applications will be treated on an individual case basis to ensure that the candidate has the potential to fulfil the demands of a career in dentistry. Disability will not be considered as part of the selection process. However, candidates must disclose any disability on their UCAS form and contact the School to obtain further advice. Candidates may also be required to provide relevant information which will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Further details on Admission requirements are given in the Entry Profile on the UCAS website. 

You will find the links to two key documents below which will help answer any more detailed questions you might have about applying to Queen’s to study Dentistry.

Please note that all applicants are required to sit the UK Clinical Aptitude Test, which is used as part of the selection process. This is an online test administered at various centres throughout the UK. To find out more please visit their website:

The Queen’s University Undergraduate Prospectus
Tells you how to apply to Queen’s and when.  You will also find details about what it is like to study at Queen’s, what the university facilities are and what current students really think of Queen’s.

Admission Policy Statement for Dentistry (2019 entry)   
Gives detailed admission criteria including current grades required. Further details on applying as an international student can be obtained from the Admissions and Access Service.

Dental Schools Council Admissions Principles 

Frequently Asked Questions re Admission to Dentistry (2019)