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BDS dentistry foundation year students
BDS Dentistry (pre-dental entry)
Train to be a dentist even if you don't have science qualifications through this course with a foundation year.

BDS Dentistry (pre-dental entry) / Overview

Year of entry: 2018

Degree awarded
6 years
Typical A-level offer

AAA (in non-science subjects)

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

Number of places/applicants
How to apply
Apply through UCAS .

Course overview

  • 93% of our Dentistry students said they were completely satisfied with their course (National Student Survey (NSS) 2018).
  • Spend an additional year preparing for the five-year BDS course if you do not have the appropriate science qualifications for direct entry.
  • Study at a university ranked 4th in the UK for dentistry, according to the QS World University Rankings 2017.
  • Have the option to study for an intercalated BDS degree , where you interrupt the course for a year to achieve a BSc award in a related subject.

Open days

Attending an open day is a great way to find out what studying at Manchester is like. Find out about our upcoming open days .


Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2018 will be £9,250. Future inflationary increases may also be applied to each subsequent year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases.

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 - as well as black trousers or skirt and black leather duty shoes that are close fitting around the toes and heels.

There will be travel costs when attending community clinics in the Greater Manchester area from Year 4. There is no discounted parking on campus for students if you have a car.

Contact details

Academic department
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 306 0211
Academic department overview
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health

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