UCAS code B750
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This leading degree in Oral Health Science offers you the perfect route to a successful career in dental hygiene and dental therapy, a sector currently experiencing a severe shortage in skilled practitioners.
The role of a dental hygienist/therapist is varied. Working to the prescription of a dentist you will provide clinical and educational care in the community, including those with special needs. Strong communication skills and the ability to work well in a team are essential and here at UHI we aim to hone these qualities.
You will receive a thorough understanding in all aspects of dental care including the latest in practical skills and procedures. Delivered from our purpose-built dental buildings in Inverness and Dumfries, you will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and a highly skilled team of clinical and academic staff.
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645||£645*|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215||£215*|
*subject to change
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students living in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£9,000 p.a.||£9,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£9,000 p.a.||£9,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£9,000 p.a.||£9,000 p.a.|
*4th year free only for students who have paid for previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,500 (2014-15); £1,500 (2015-16)
Online** degree 3 - 4 years
Applies to RUK students studying online without a term-time address in Scotland
|Full-time online per year (120 credits)||£5,760||£5,880|
|Part-time online (per 20 credit module)||£960||£980|
**note that not all degrees can be studied online
(students not living in the UK or European Union)
|3 - 4 year degree||2014-15
|Full-time per year (120 credits)||£10,320||£10,560|
|Part-time (per 20 credit module)||£1,720||£1,760|
***Students with a term-time address in Scotland
Further information on international course fees
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact Inverness College UHI for more information.
There is a serious shortage of dental therapists working within the NHS and on successful completion of this BSc Oral Health Science course there will be many career opportunities open to you, including:
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.