Cardiff Metropolitan University
Dental Technology BSc (Hons)
Cardiff Metropolitan University

Key Course Facts

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 15 graduates of Dental Technology BSc (Hons) at Cardiff Metropolitan University for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Bioengineering, Medical and Biomedical Engineering.

Overall student satisfaction
82 /100
15 total respondents
The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students

Salary

Salary of all UK Graduates of

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £27855 £24649 £28518
25-75 percentile range £24239 - £33607 £19237 - £30298 £22054 - £34375

Course Description

​​This BSc Dental Technology degree aims to produce dental technologists able to fabricate dental restorations, prostheses and appliances (such as unique, individually made crowns and bridges or orthodontic appliances) to a high standard of precision. The course also seeks to enlarge understanding of new and developing areas of dental technology and to enhance relationships within the Dental Team.​

This course is operated in close collaboration with the University of Wales Dental Hospital Trust, which will deliver, assess and be responsible for one third of the course. As a dental technology undergraduate you will work with trainee dentists and consultants in the second and third years of the course​.

Cardiff Met provides a Foundation Year route for applicants who do not meet the entry requirements for Year 1 entry.

Found to be sufficient by the General Dental Council (GDC) for the purpose of eligibility for registration with that body.

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Required skill level of job after 15 months

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Dental Technology BSc (Hons) at Cardiff Metropolitan University

65% Media Professionals
20% Welfare and housing associate professionals
10% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation

Grading & Study Time

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

To include two C grades, one to be in a Science subject or equivalent (Science equivalent can include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology, PE, IT, Maths, Food Technology, Environmental Science or Geography)

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

Including a relevant subject/science @ C or above (80 UCAS tariff points)

M in T Level Health, Healthcare Science, or Science.

Access to HE Diploma

Including one in a relevant subject/science (80 UCAS tariff points)

BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: DD plus A Level English at grade B. Preferred:- Performing Arts, Art & Design, Digital Film and Video Production,Business IT, Applied Science,Sport, Sport and Exercise Science

Grade combinations between 112 - 128 points considered when combined with other Level 3 qualifications including AS and Extended Project to achieve 112 - 128 points. (Subject grades achieved at AS level and then taken at A2 do not count).

31-30 overall or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

Including one in a relevant subject/science (90 UCAS tariff points)

In a relevant subject/science (112 UCAS tariff points)

The Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.

Work experience and knowledge of the work of a dental technologist including when and where this was undertaken, together with evidence of communication skills should be listed clearly in your personal statement.​ If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

No element lower than 6 Academic IELTS test required.

PTE Academic 58

No element lower than 57

TOEFL (iBT) 79

TOEFL Internet required.

Cambridge English Advanced
IELTS (Academic) 6.5

No element lower than 6 Academic IELTS test required.

PTE Academic 58

No element lower than 57

TOEFL (iBT) 79

TOEFL Internet required.

Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still study Dental Technology, BSc (Hons), if you do not meet the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements.

Costs

Tuition Fees Dental Technology BSc (Hons)

Ireland £9000 year 1
Channel Islands £9000 year 1
EU £15000 year 1
England UK £9000 year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 year 1
Scotland £9000 year 1
Wales £9000 year 1
International £15000 year 1
EU £16000 year 1
International £16000 year 1

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2025

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of Cardiff Metropolitan University in top UK and global rankings.

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About Cardiff Metropolitan University

Cardiff Metropolitan University, also known as CardiffMet, was established in 1976 in the small city of Cardiff, Wales. This university holds more than 1,000 student residence rooms, and it takes pride in that the accommodation here is more than just a place to sleep. Those living on-site have access to frequent and free social events taking place nearby, ensuring that those learning here have just as many opportunities to make connections as they do to succeed academically.

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Where is this programme taught

Cardiff Met - Llandaff
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