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Undergraduate Dentistry BDS student at the University of Manchester

Dentistry (BDS) (five years)

Our BDS course offers a first step towards becoming a dentist.

Dentistry (first-year entry) Overview

Year of entry: 2017

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Overview

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
A206
UCAS institution code
M20
Degree awarded
BDS
Duration
5 years
Number of places/applicants
68/824
Typical A level offer
AAA including Biology and Chemistry.

Full entry requirements

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

Full entry requirements

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

Course description

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.

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 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 Year 1 and £38,000 per annum for clinical learning in Years 2 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.