Application process: BDS Dentistry
Many applicants find the application forms, tests and interviews required when applying for undergraduate dentistry daunting. This section explains how to apply for our dentistry courses and how we assess each part of your application.
The Dental Schools Council (DSC) provides free advice and support on how to apply to Dentistry courses. You can use this resource to complement the advice we provide here, which specifically relates to applying to Dentistry at Manchester.
Applicants are advised to carefully read the DSC's guidance on the core values and attributes needed to study dentistry (PDF) and reflect on how you might demonstrate these values and attributes during the selection process.
Remember, the admissions tutors want to get the best students just as much as you want to go to the best university, so make sure you let them know how good you are!
All applications for 2024 entry or those applying for deferred entry to our A206 (five-year Dentistry BDS) or A204 (six-year Dentistry BDS with a Foundation Year) courses must be submitted through UCAS by 16 October 2023 at 18:00 (UK time).
It is not possible to consider late applications. Receipt of applications to A204 and A206 will be acknowledged by the University's Central Admissions Office.
You should read through these pages carefully before you submit your application. If you have any questions that aren't answered on these pages, please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Completing the UCAS form
Learn about what we want to see in your UCAS form.
Read about the University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) test and how we assess your performance.
Non-Academic Information Form
Find out how to complete our online Non-Academic Information Form.
Learn about our interview process and what we look for in candidates.