What will I learn?

**Overview**If you want to be a dental hygienist and therapist, this BSc (Hons) Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy degree course gives you the theory and practical skills to become a vital member of the dental team.In our Dental Academy, you’ll develop skills that allow you to complete treatments on patients, such as fillings, radiographs and impressions. You’ll study and develop your skills alongside other members of the dental team.After you complete the course, you’ll be able to register with the General Dental Council (GDC) as a Dental Hygienist and Dental Therapist and embark on a career treating patients in locations such as dental practices and in community dental services.**Accredited by:**This course is accredited by the General Dental Council (GDC). This allows you to register with the GDC when you complete the course.The GDC continually assess the course to make sure it meets the standard required for accreditation, so you'll know you're getting the most relevant and up-to-date teaching available.**What you'll experience**On this degree course, you'll:- Develop the knowledge, skills and professionalism you need to provide dental care to patients and become a trusted member of the dental team- Study on a course that's professionally accredited by the General Dental Council (GDC), providing industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification- Practise the skills you’ll use in your career in our model clinical practice, with dental treatment bays and simulation technology including our Phantom Head skill lab and radiography equipment- Work in a dental team alongside dentists, dental nurses and other students, giving you a taste of your future work environment- Have the chance to take part in community healthcare projects, providing additional patient-focused work experience**Careers and opportunities**What can you do with a Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy degree?When you complete the course you can register with the General Dental Council (GDC). You'll be qualified to work in areas such as:- general dental practice- hospital dental services- the Armed Forces- the NHS- health promotion- owning and managing a dental business of your own**What jobs can you do with a Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy degree?**Roles our graduates have taken on include:- dental hygienist and therapist- oral health educator- practice manager- practice ownerYou could also continue your studies or do research at postgraduate level.When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work in the industry. You can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years as you advance in your career.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Health

Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
£25,400.00 (US$ 33,089) per year
This is a provisional fee yet to be approved

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

13 September 2021

Venue

Main Site

University House,

Winston Churchill Avenue,

Portsmouth,

PO1 2UP, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students should have one of the following qualifications: College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests (SAT Score: 1090); GCE A-Levels (Points: 96; CCC; 322); ACT (Score: 25); Advanced Placement Test (322); High School Diploma (GPA of 3.0 or above). Students need a minimum of IELTS band 6.0, with no component below 5.5. Some courses, especially those with a high level of discussion and writing, require higher scores.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

The University of Portsmouth is one of the top 40 UK universities (Guardian University Guide).

  • 1 of top 100 young universities in the world (THE)
  • 88% student satisfaction with the University (NSS 2017)
  • ‘Gold’ award in Teaching Excellence Framework
  • Invested GBP150m in last 10 years to upgrade amenities