Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)

University of Queensland, The (UQ)

This program educates the next generation of dental professionals at an advanced tertiary oral health facility in Australia. With a focus on smaller cohorts and dedicated and specialist teachers, students will not only learn the science and acquire the technical skills to care for patients and prevent, diagnose, treat oral diseases & abnormalities, but also master the technical skills and knowledge needed to provide quality oral healthcare and make a genuine difference to the lives of others. This program ensures graduates will be workforce ready. Students commence learning in a simulated environment from their first semester and develop knowledge which provide the clinical and biomedical foundations relevant to dentistry. Students will gain in depth theoretical knowledge and complete approximately 1,900 hours of practical placements in a variety of clinical settings with the possibility of a clinical placement in Government and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health Service clinics throughout Queensland or interstate.

Course Fee:

International: $416,784

Entry Requirements:

Queensland Year 12 (or equivalent) English; Chemistry (Biology also recommended); UCAT (for domestic applicants). Entry is competitive and not all applicants who meet the OP1/rank 99 cut-off are offered a place.


80 units; 1,900 hours of supervised clinical practice

Subjects you can Study:

Dental science

Study Pathways:

Graduates may go on to complete further studies in coursework and research programs.


Australian Dental Association; Australian Dental Council; Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons; Dental Board of Australia

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Herston No info No Full time 5 years
Established in 1909, the University of Queensland is the oldest tertiary institution in the State and one of Australia's premier learning and research institutions. The University aims to enable students and staff to positively influence the society in which they live by creating a learning and discovery environment in which they can develop and fulfil their aspirations. It rewards excellence, openness and innovation and encourages widespread engagement with state, national and international communities. The main campus is at St Lucia in Brisbane with UQ Gatton located 80 kilometres to the west and UQ Herston campus located in the Brisbane Hospital precinct. The UQ Brisbane City site is located in the Brisbane CBD. Other UQ locations include teaching hospitals and health centres, veterinary science centres, agricultural science farms, marine research stations, physics research stations, seismograph stations and an underground mine. University of Queensland students include school leavers plus students from interstate and overseas. International students from over 100 countries account for a large percentage of total enrolments, diversifying cultural life on campus and providing opportunities for international networking. Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

Provider CRICOS: 00025B; 00091C (ICTE)

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