Dentistry (first-year entry) Overview
Year of entry: 2017
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Our Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course prepares you for a career 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.
If you don't have the necessary science qualifications to apply directly to the 5-year BDS, you can take a Foundation Year to help prepare you. See Dentistry BDS (six years).
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 overseas students.
- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
- Degree awarded
- 5 years
- Number of places/applicants
- Typical A level offer
- AAA including Biology and Chemistry.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
- 37 points overall including: 7,6,6 at the Higher Level subjects 5,5,5 at the Standard Level including 7 and 6 in Biology and Chemistry At least 1 core point
- Contact email
- Contact telephone
- +44 (0)161 306 0231
- How to apply
The Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) course prepares you for careers in the modern world of dental practice by combining clinical studies with basic and advanced dental sciences.
Once you have mastered basic competencies in the University's skills facilities, you will rapidly move on to treating patients in both the Dental Hospital and local outreach clinics.
BDS Dentistry is taught in a top-ranked institution proud of its facilities, research reputation, student support, excellent innovative course and student-centred curriculum.
The course aims to develop professional and ethical dentists who can:
- take a patient-centred approach to clinical care within the dental team;
- apply the skills, knowledge, behaviours and abilities to practise safely and efficiently;
- be a reflective practitioner committed to lifelong learning.
The best way to get a feel for what it's like to study here is to come and visit us on one our open days .
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 Year 1 and £38,000 per annum for clinical learning in Years 2 to 5.
For general information, please see the undergraduate finance pages.
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