Glasgow Caledonian University Dental Hygiene
This exciting and challenging programme is taught in Glasgow Dental Hospital, Glasgow Caledonian University and a number of outreach centres. The Dental School’s clinical skills laboratories have superb facilities and state of the art teaching technologies.
Tuition fees need to be paid to the university however some students are eligible for tuition fee support. The fees and financial support that are relevant to you depend on where you lived before coming to university. A guide to fees at GCU.
A level: BCC including Biology, plus GCSE English and a second science (Physics, Chemistry or Maths) at C/4
ILC Higher: H2 H2 H3 H3 to include Biology at Higher and Ordinary level Maths and English at O2
IB Diploma: 24 points must include Higher Level Biology and a second science
BTEC Extended Diploma including Biology at MMP plus GCSE English at C
College: HND Dental Nursing SQA Higher BB including Biology/Human Biology. HNC/SVQ/NVQ/NEBDN Dental Nursing SQA Higher BBB including Biology/Human Biology. Other science-based HND qualifications may be considered, please enquire.
Access to Medical Studies & Access to Biological and Chemical Sciences with an overall profile of BBB and 65% in the Biology Unit. Other Science based Access courses will be considered, please enquire.
Applicants are required to attend interview as part of the selection process. For 2017 entry, interviews will be held on Monday 13th February and Tuesday 14th February.
Download the Programme Specification for a detailed breakdown of its structure, what you will learn and other useful information.
Download course content here. (PDF document)
In the UK, there are private dentists and NHS dentists:
- NHS Dentists: You are required to pay for any treatment you receive. This can vary according to the work carried out. You should ask to register as an NHS Patient.
- Private Dentists: You are required to pay for any treatment or consultation.
How to find a dentist
Some dentist surgeries will have private and NHS dentists available. To find a NHS dentist in your area see the NHS website.
Here is also a link to Woodside Dental Practice.
The Glasgow Dental NHS Trust is also available where all treatment is free. Students who are studying dentistry carry out the examinations under supervision. Non-emergency patients are placed on a waiting list.
You may be eligible to get financial help for dental work. An HC1 application form is available – please ask your dentist. Keep all your dentist receipts as they may be required for completing your HC1 form.
Please contact your own dentist if you are registered with one. If you are not registered, NHS 24 can help you find a dental care surgery for your needs: 0845 4 24 24 24.
You can also go to any dental surgery and ask to be registered as an NHS patient for emergency treatment.
If you require immediate emergency treatment, please visit:
- Glasgow Dental NHS Trust
378 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3JZ
T: 0141 211 9600
Monday to Friday: 9.00 – 11.00 am and 13.30 – 14.30 pm Sunday: 10.30 – 12.00 pm (there will be a small charge)