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The School of Dentistry is based in the thriving and diverse area of Whitechapel and in Spring 2014 moved into brand new state-of-the-art premises, The Royal London Dental Hospital. The new Dental School and Hospital houses the most modern and technologically advanced equipment in the UK, following more than a decade of planning and work.

The Institute of Dentistry holds an Athena Swan Bronze Award.

Record of Excellence

Dentistry at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry has been rated first in the UK in the Complete 2015 University Guide subject league tables and 2nd in the UK in 2015 Guardian University Guide. These ratings reflects excellence across all areas of education, research and graduate employment.

The results of the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) – a measure of the quality of higher education in the UK – has affirmed the Institute of Dentistry, QMUL, as the  leading dental school for research in the UK. QMUL dental research was returned within Unit of Assessment 3 of the REF (a submission including Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy) and was awarded an overall quality score, expressed as a Grade Point Average, of 3.34 (out of 4) which  placed QMUL 1st for dental research quality in the UK.

Queen Mary, University of London is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities, recognition of our excellence in research and teaching. The Group, which includes other top universities such as Oxford, Cambridge and UCL, attracts the brightest students from all over the world and almost two thirds of research funding in the UK. Graduates from Russell Group universities are especially valued by employers, giving you a head start when you apply for jobs.

The Institute of Dentistry is committed to delivering the highest quality training to our undergraduates, postgraduates, researchers and staff. We have received many awards for innovation, teaching and training, and continually strive to develop and expand our programmes and activities.


Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry brings together two venerable teaching institutions: St Bartholomew’s Hospital, which dates back to 1123, and The London Hospital Medical College, founded in 1785, the oldest medical school in England and Wales. The two hospitals lie in two very different parts of London, the City and the East End, meaning our students are exposed to a greater diversity of people and their problems than at almost any other dental school. The Institute of Dentistry opened in 1911. In 1995 the Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry was formed and then merged with Queen Mary, University of London in the same year. This wealth of history puts the Institute of Dentistry in an unrivalled position to offer you the very best experience as a student – the experience that will shape what sort of dentist you will be for the rest of your life.

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