At Manchester, we aim to be completely transparent about our selection processes. We regularly receive requests for quantitative information about the various stages of the admissions process, and as such we have provided a series of summary statistics for previous admissions cycles below.
These figures are strictly for information only and should not be used to try to predict future application cycles or determine an application strategy, as admissions and application criteria vary each year. Applicants are advised to use the information available to them throughout the rest of this website or to contact us directly to determine their eligibility to apply.
The following two tables contain details of the number of applications received, as well as the number of interview invitations and offers issued over the course of previous admissions cycles for both the five-year and six-year BDS Dentistry courses.
BDS Dentistry (5 years) (UCAS code: A206)
|Shortlisted for interview||306||12||363||6||537||17||374||16|
BDS Dentistry (6 years) (UCAS code: A204)
|Shortlisted for interview||16||1||7||0||14||2||12||1|
University Clinical Aptitude Test (UCAT) data
Applications for Dentistry are assessed holistically, which means that we use all of the information available to us to arrive at a decision.
The table below contains the minimum overall UCAT score thresholds for the previous five admissions cycles. Applicants for the five-year (A206) and six-year (A204) Dentistry courses who achieved an overall UCAT score that exceeded these thresholds were automatically invited to interview.
* WP+ stands for Widening Participation Plus. Applicants who fall into this category are entitled to a differential offer. More information regarding Widening Participation flags can be found on the contextual data webpage.
The table below contains the average scores achieved by all applicants, and those shortlisted for interview for both the five-year (A206) and six-year (A204) Dentistry courses for the last two admissions cycles.
* These figures include those considered under contextual admissions.
We recognise that everyone has a different set of skills. If your UCAT score does not meet our UCAT threshold, then we will include your application as part of a holistic assessment using all the information available to us to arrive at a decision.
Applicants in this route will firstly be ranked according to their overall UCAT score, and then the Academic Lead for Admissions will begin to assess the applications taking into account other information.