UCAS Clearing allows dental schools to fill the spaces on their courses – this means they can open these spaces to students who may have the grades required to gain a place but may not have received offers at other universities.
The universities offering clearing places differ from year to year – take a look at the table below to see which universities are offering clearing places for dentistry in 2020.
|University||Course||UCAS Course Code||Entry Requirements for Clearing||Phone Number|
|Cardiff Metropolitan University||Dental Technology BSc (Hons)||B840||UCAS Tariff: 96 points - to include two C grades, one to be in a Science subjects (Maths accepted); or equivalent|
A-Levels: CC - 96 points to include two C grades, one to be in a Science subjects
IB: 24 points - full diploma must be achieved to include a HL Science
|0300 3300 755|
|University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)||Clinical Dental Technology BSc (Hons)||B840||A-Levels: BBC - one A-Level must be in Biology at grade B. This course does not accept General Studies or Critical Thinking||01772830777|
|University of Sheffield||Bio-dental Science and Technology||B750||A-Levels: AAB - including two Science subjects including Chemistry, Maths, Biology, Physics, Further Maths and Human Biology. Note that Biology with Human Biology is not acceptable in combination.|
Students offering Maths and Further Maths must also have an additional Science A2 from the list. Sheffield will also consider applicants who offer Chemistry with Psychology or Chemistry with Geography as the two Science A-Levels
It’s important to note that, due to the competitive nature of dentistry, limited places are available through Clearing, so don’t be disheartened if you can’t gain a place this way. Many students choose to take a gap year to reapply to dentistry next year. You can read more about how to do this on our Reapplying to Dentistry page.
Applying for dentistry through Clearing is relatively straightforward. You can also find out more about Clearing on the UCAS website.
Don’t panic! Gaining a place for dentistry through Clearing is very competitive. Many students choose to take a gap year to strengthen their application, and reapply the next year.
A gap year is a great opportunity to gain more work experience, boost your UCAT or BMAT score or improve your interview technique – and many dental schools look favourably on re-applications as it demonstrates commitment to dentistry.
If you’re unsure of your next steps, why not book a General Advice Session so our team of experts can advise you on the best route to take next?
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