London South Bank University
Dental Therapy BSc (Hons)
London South Bank University

Key Course Facts

Course Description

The BSc (Hons) Dental Therapy (DT) programme aims for graduates to be ‘safe beginner’ clinicians, registerable with the General Dental Council. Training equips students clinical skills, professional delivery and self-motivation. This course will enable you to:

• Train in a world-leading and state of the art facilities • Be trained by a team who are leaders in the field of dentistry in practice and in research • Focus on personal qualities enabling you to be an autonomous learner and competent clinician • Experience a personalised learning journey due to the size of the cohort • Become an adaptable member of the workforce with a broad view of the wider healthcare profession • Access placements which will offer further employment opportunities and experience

This programme delivered in partnership with Eastman Dental Hospital Education Centre presents with academic and clinical training pathways working with the general dental practices, local communities and vulnerable groups as part of our meeting the demands of society today and in the future. Our programme is designed to be a market driver in the delivery of dental health care service and supplying training and patient service with innovative ideas that foster our principles of – Teamwork, Safety, Kindness and Improving.

Why Dental Therapy at LSBU? • Our course leads to professional registration with the General Dental Council. • Dedicated facilities for simulation training laboratories at our Central London sites offering highly realistic virtual reality training. • Access to patients from midway through year one. • Working with our highly experienced dental teams allowing you to experience the real-world work environment. • Offering the opportunities of skills escalation for other members of the dental workforce. • A range of clinic placements within the Dental Hospital, Primary Care and the community allows for a diverse patient mix and experience.


Salary of all UK Graduates of Dentistry

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £38000 £31509 £32318
25-75 percentile range £32000 - £48000 £21554 - £42152 £13445 - £46427

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

Qualification requirements

must include Biology

Science or similar related subject

Science or professionally relevant subject

Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C including Maths, English and Science or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above). Applications are welcome from those with a nationally recognised dental nursing qualification, 2 years relevant dental experience and a further level 3 qualification worth 32 points which must include science and level 2 maths and English.

Requirements for international students / English requirements

IELTS academic test score (similar tests may be accepted as well)

    • 6.5
    • Graduate Degrees
    • 6.0
    • Undergraduate Degrees

English Language Requirements for International and EU Applicants: IELTS 7.0 Academic English language proficiency (the minimum score required in each skill area is 7.0) - must be within two year validity.
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Dental Therapy, BSc (Hons).


Average student cost of living in London

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, 2024

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)
  • year 2
  • year 3

University Rankings

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About London South Bank University

Established in Central London in 1892, London South Bank University (LSBU) offers a learning experience where students receive tuition only from professionals and specialists with extensive working experience in their fields, outside of the academic setting. The campus’ location and LSBU’s strong employment statistics go hand-in-hand, as the majority of learners are able to find work placements or even full-time employment through the Employability Service office on-site. Living in their residence halls provides the most social experience, but living off-campus is also a viable option thanks to the extensive public transport options nearby.

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Where is this programme taught

Southwark Campus
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LSBU Main Site - Southwark Campus
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