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Undergraduate dentistry BDS students at the University of Manchester

Dentistry with pre-dental entry (BDS) (six years)

Train to be a dentist even if you don’t have science qualifications through this course with a foundation year.

Dentistry (pre-dental entry) Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Overview

Our Dentistry with pre-dental entry BDS is ideal if you have proven academic ability, but not the necessary science qualifications to apply directly to the five-year Dentistry BDS course.

You can apply if you're a UK student from a non-scientific background or if you have gained your previous qualifications abroad. Automatic entry into the standard five-year BDS course is granted upon satisfactory completion of the foundation year (the first year of this six-year course).

Our course prepares you for careers in the modern world of dental practice by combining clinical studies with basic and advanced dental sciences.

You'll be taught in small groups and will follow an enquiry-based learning programme. Once you have mastered basic competencies in the University's facilities, you will rapidly move on to treating patients in both the dental hospital and local outreach clinics, benefiting from extensive 'real world' clinical exposure from the outset. 

There is also the opportunity to study for an intercalated BDS degree, where you can interrupt the course for one year between Years 2 and 3 to complete the final year of a BSc Honours degree at Manchester.

Intercalated degrees offer the opportunity to study either a subject already covered in part by the BDS course or a new area in greater depth. 

We welcome applications from EU students.

UCAS course code
A204
UCAS institution code
M20
Degree awarded
BDS
Duration
6 years
Number of places/applicants
The number is places/applicants for this course is: 6/75
Typical A level offer
We require AAA in non-science subjects.

Full entry requirements

Typical International Baccalaureate offer
36 Points overall: 6,6,6 in the Higher Level subjects 5,5,5 in the Standard Level subjects One science subject only permitted 1 core point

Full entry requirements

Contact email
Contact telephone
+44 (0)161 306 0231
How to apply

Course description

This course is aimed at students who have proven academic ability but who do not have the necessary science qualifications to apply directly to the five-year Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS).

Automatic entry into the standard five-year BDS course is granted upon satisfactory completion of the foundation year (first year of a six year course).

Open days

The best way to get a feel for what it's like to study here is to come and visit us on one of our open days .

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2017 will be £9,250, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

Tuition fees for international students will be £21,000 per annum in Years 1 and 2 and £38,000 per annum for clinical learning in Years 3 to 5.

For general information, please see the  undergraduate finance  pages.

Additional expenses

When on the clinics you will need to wear a tunic, which cost approximately £25 each, black trousers or skirt and black leather duty shoes, close fitting around the toes and heels. When attending community clinics in the Greater Manchester area, from Year 4, there will be travel costs attached. There is no discounted parking on campus for students if you have a car.

Scholarships/sponsorships

No specific academic scholarships are available for this course.